NCAA Division III

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NCAA Division III

More than 190,000 student-athletes at 450 institutions make up Division III, the largest NCAA division both in number of participants and number of schools. The Division III experience offers participation in a competitive athletic environment that pushes student-athletes to excel on the field and build upon their potential by tackling new challenges across campus.

Academics are the primary focus for Division III student-athletes. The division minimizes the conflicts between athletics and academics and helps student-athletes progress toward graduation through shorter practice and playing seasons and regional competition that reduces time away from academic studies. Participants are integrated on campus and treated like all other members of the student body, keeping them focused on being a student first.

What Does Division III have to Offer?

  • Division III athletics provides a well-rounded collegiate experience that involves a balance of rigorous academics, competitive athletics, and the opportunity to pursue the multitude of other co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities offered on Division III campuses. 
  • Division III playing season and eligibility standards minimize conflicts between athletics and academics, allowing student-athletes to focus on their academic programs and the achievement of a degree. 
  • Division III offers an intense and competitive athletics environment for student-athletes who play for the love of the game, without the obligation of an athletics scholarship. 
  • Division III athletics departments place special importance on the impact of athletics on the participants rather than on the spectators. The student-athlete’s experience is of paramount concern. 
  • Division III athletics departments are dedicated to offering broad-based programs with a high number and wide range of athletics participation opportunities for both men and women. 
  • Division III places primary emphasis on regional in-season and conference competition, while also offering 36 national championships annually. 
  • Division III affords student-athletes the opportunity to discover valuable lessons in teamwork, discipline, perseverance and leadership, which in turn make student-athletes’ better students and responsible citizens. 
  • Division III features student-athletes who are subject to the same admission standards, academic standards, housing and support services as the general student body. The integration of athletics with the larger institution enables student-athletes to experience all aspects of campus life. 

 

NCAA Division III Sports
Colleges / Teams
Baseball
365
Basketball (M)
403
Basketball (W)
426
Bowling (W)
7
Cross Country (M)
369
Cross Country (W)
394
Field Hockey (W)
158
Football
237
Golf (M)
277
Golf (W)
166
Ice Hockey (M)
70
Ice Hockey (W)
48
Lacrosse (M)
156
Lacrosse (W)
177
Rowing (W)
42
Soccer (M)
394
Soccer (W)
409
Softball
392
Swimming (M)
198
Swimming (W)
233
Tennis (M)
314
Tennis (W)
361
Track and Field (M)
271
Track and Field (W)
279
Volleyball (M)
46
Volleyball (W)
414
Water Polo (M)
16
Water Polo (W)
20
Wrestling
87

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