Division III Rewind
Following is a summary of Division III news from the week of October 20-24.
• The Division III Management Council endorsed a 2009 Convention proposal to permit student-athletes in six team sports to participate in one date of competition during the nontraditional season without being charged with a season of participation. It also recommended that the Division III Presidents Council oppose proposals that would exempt conference championships and postseason tournaments from the requirement to give student-athletes one day a week off from athletically related events, and permit institutions to view NCAA computer data throughout a season related to criteria for ranking and selecting teams for a championship.
• Calvin and Hope, long known around the nation for their competition in men’s and women’s basketball, drew the first crowd in excess of 2,000 spectators for a Division III regular-season women’s volleyball contest at Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse. The visitors beat Hope in five games before a crowd of 2,307, topping the record of 1,850 who watched Roanoke’s 2000 match against Washington and Lee.
• Nominations are being accepted for a vacancy on the Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Committee. The appointee will succeed the late Steve Brandt, who was head men’s and women’s swimming coach at Southwestern (Texas).
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