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Ten Things Division III Sports Offer Student-Athletes

ByScotty Jenkins

Published on Thu May 12 2022

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Ten Things Division III Sports Offer Student-Athletes

It's an incredible year to begin your college/university life while having a passion for playing sports. Did you know each school is under a division level based on the budget in the athletic program and the school's size? If your school was category as Division III, you feel upset because their budget cut is small with no scholarships.


However, it doesn't stop you from playing sports to represent their school and community. Division III is the largest group in the National Colligate Athletic Association with over 180,000 institutions. If you're still not convinced that Division III sports can benefit your needs, here are ten shocking facts about them and perhaps give you second thoughts.


The Coaches values their Athletes' Education


As much as you love to compete in sports, these coaches stay on top of your grades.

Unlike Division I and II sports, your education is a priority before any activity, including competing in sports. At any point, your coaches pull you to the side and ask about your classes. Mainly, they wanted you to take time away from competition until the grades have improved.


Athletes can Balance their Schedule


Going to a Division III school, you'll have the ability to balance your schedule in studies, social life, and sports. Instead of focusing on your competition more than studies, they want you to find time for yourself and any activity, such as socializing with friends, studying for tests and exams, exercising, walking or jobbing around the community, and more.


Shorter Breaks through each Game Season


As a result of the small budget in their athletic programs, athletes have shorter game nights throughout each semester. Allows them to do other activities, study, and relax.


Less Travelling


Division III sports don't offer travel to other colleges/universities for game nights. Although, it allows you as a student-athletes to explore their school and community in the time being before and after game night.


Achieve like a Professional Athlete


In Division III sports, passion is more important than fame and population. Competing in sports is a passion you have sparked since day one, and imagine yourself making it to the professional field in basketball, football, baseball, ice hockey, and more. If you continue to put in the hard work, you'll become a pro before or after college/university life.


Discover your Potentials


There are millions of activities you can get involved in other than sports. As student-athletes, you're experiencing social life to help the community or find interesting hobbies you like to try.


Less Exposure to Live Television


Have you felt pressure from fans watching you and your team live? Did you feel humiliated after losing a game? You don't have to worry about being on live TV each game night as Division III sports barely exposure. Without reporters following you daily, enjoy life as a student-athlete and explore multiple hobbies to do.


Explore Sports the school offers


As we mention, less exposure equals less pressure and more freedom. You want to try different sports you have never heard of or experienced. As long as you keep up with your studies, trying other sports will help you grow as an athlete.


Playing Sports for Passion, not Famous


Do you remember being famous in high school? Did you achieve through talent or being part of the team? When you want to gain fame from joining a sports team, your peers will judge you or steal your spotlight. However, playing sports for passion created a strong community between you and your peers. They'll look up to you as their rising star to bring in more students to attend their school and compete for the team.

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