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SUNYAC takes part in NCAA Division III Week

SUNYAC takes part in NCAA Division III Week

CORTLAND, N.Y. - This upcoming week, members of the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) will participate in the seventh annual NCAA Division III Week celebration. Division III Week is an opportunity for all individuals associated with a Division III institution or conference to recognize the powerful impact of athletics and student-athletes on the campus and surrounding community.

During the week, SUNYAC member institutions offer a variety of opportunities on their respective campuses for student-athletes, students, administrators, and faculty to be apart of DIII Week. Every Division III school and conference office are also encouraged to conduct a type of outreach activity that falls into one of three categories: academic accomplishment; athletic experience; or leadership/community service/campus involvement.

Institutions are encouraged to use the #D3Week hashtag for photographs throughout this exciting week. Along with the hashtag, it's suggested to submit a 60-second clip of the action packed week.

Here is what some of the SUNYAC schools have planned:


All Week:

Coffee with faculty.

Plan on being very active on social media by putting out different graphics, "get to know our athletes" videos, a player profile on men's lacrosse senior Zach Cook, and just tweeting different fun facts about D3 athletics.

Friday, April 6:

They will be having a spirit day in which the campus will wear green and gold.

Buffalo State:

Wednesday, April 4:

They will be holding their annual Academic Luncheon honoring upper class student athletes with a 3.0 minimum GPA. Student-athletes have the opportunity to hear a participation from Team GLEAS, an organization that places students with universities in the UK for graduate school and continued participation in their sport of play.

Friday, April 6:

Student-athletes will compete in a dodge ball tournament and the entry fee money will be donated to the One Love Foundation.


All Week:

They will be handing out long-sleeved t-shirts to all student-athletes and staff members in advance for National Student-Athlete Day which is Friday, April 6.

Sunday, April 8:

Their SAAC is planning an activities day. *More information will be given soon*


All Week:

They will be introducing a new endeavor called "One Voice." The goal is be to illustrate the wide-ranging backgrounds and experiences of Geneseo student-athletes, while demonstrating how those differences make their common experience as one department, one family, one knight, so powerful. 

One Voice Launch Schedule


*Strongly suggested to bring a canned good to each athletic event held during the week.*

Monday, April 2:

DIII Week Kickoff with Giveaways and Athletic Schedules located in the IRC (Quad Area) 10 am to 1 pm.

Tabling event in the AFH Atrium 5-7 pm with SUNY OPROS, Nutrition for Performance Club and the Athlete Network.

Tuesday, April 3:

The Mental Game Plan Presentation 5-6 pm in the AFH Skybox by Dr. Jeffrey Barnet, Associate Dean, Loyola College of Arts and Sciences Professor, Department of Psychology.

Faculty Appreciation Dinner in the Dance Studio/Skybox 6:30 to 9 pm (Invitation Only Event) "Keeping Student Athletes in the Game."

Thursday, April 5:

National Student Athlete Day Luncheon at the Morris Grille 11:30 am to 1 pm. (Invitation Only Event)

Sunday, April 8:

CANstruction at the Southside Mall (All Day) - members of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee will build a structure out of canned goods. The Canned goods are then be donated to local food pantries afterwards.


All Week:

Coaches in the Classroom where head coaches will be picking one class to attend with one of their athletes.

Sunday, April 8:

The athletes are doing the first-ever "Laker Lympics" where the teams are getting together for friendly competition that include things like dodgeball, trivia, three-legged race, etc. 


Thursday, April 5:

They will be honoring some of their top academic student-athletes during a National Student-Athlete Day dessert reception.

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