TOWSON, Md. – Susquehanna University is gearing up to celebrate Division III Week on April 6-12, an annual celebration of what it means to be a Division III student-athlete.
As thousands of people across the country look to celebrate Division III Week, Landmark Conference student-athletes have joined in to share their stories. Some of them had opportunities to play at a higher level, some of them did play at a higher level. Some of the student-athletes traveled across the country or to another country to attend college, while others are competing in their backyard.
From the Player of the Year to the player off the bench, there is a consistent message of genuine gratitude for the Division III experience.
Throughout Division III Week, the Landmark Conference will share snippets of the student-athletes' stories through social media, but fans can read all of the stories on the conference website. Two current Susquehanna senior student-athletes – Meredith Crane (women's lacrosse) and Alex Price (track & field, cross country) will be among those featured. Crane will also take over the Susquehanna Athletics Instagram account on April 9.
In addition, Tuesday, April 7 has been designated as "Gear Day" (#LCgearday) by the Landmark Conference and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC) of all Landmark Conference schools. The Conference has asked all student-athletes and staff to wear athletic apparel on April 7 and to take photos throughout the day. Everyone is encouraged to use the hashtag #LCgearday to share their photos.to the telling of these stories.
On Tuesday evening, the Susquehanna SAAC will host Trivia Night at 8 p.m. in the Apple Room in the Garrett Sports Complex. The event is open to the entire campus community and participants will team with current Susquehanna student-athlete for a night of trivia.
Finally, Susquehanna will be hosting a luncheon on Thursday, April 9, with Susquehanna President Jay Lemons. All student-athletes (sophomore standing or higher) with grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher have been invited to the luncheon to celebrate their successes in both academics and athletics.