Susquehanna University will be participating in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) celebration of Division III week from April 2-8. This week is an annual celebration of what it means to be a Division III student-athlete.
There will be many events that will be taking place over the course of the week. The celebration will kick off on Sunday, April 2nd with a Pizza Party for all student-athletes. The student-athletes will receive a rubber bracelet identifying them as Division III athletes and they will also be able to fill out a River Hawk note card on why they chose Division III. The note cards will be on display for the entire week outside Everett Dining Hall.
Division III student-athletes have many unique characteristics that cannot be found in other divisions. Two River Hawks have decided to share their stories of why they chose DIII and specifically Susquehanna University. Senior Dylan Jenkins and sophomore Megan Duck will have their stories featured on the Landmark Conference website along with other conference student-athletes.
There will also be 10 student-athletes taking over the Susquehanna Athletic Department's Snapchat and Instagram accounts to show the life of a student-athlete here at Susquehanna University. Starting off the week on Snapchat will be Leana Carvin, a volleyball player and graphic design major. James Abramo, Steven Weidlich, Madeline Toohey, and Liv Cohn will also be featured in the Snapchat takeover. The first student-athlete to overtake the Instagram will be Geena Ragozine, a soccer player who is currently studying abroad in Italy. Bobby Klatt, Alexa Gonzalez, Matthew Brown, and Tylinn Bitner will also be participating in the Instagram takeover. Be sure to follow Susquehanna Athletic Department's Snapchat at GoRiverhawks1 and Instagram @gosusqu.
The annual Landmark Conference Academic Luncheon will be held Thursday, April 6th. This luncheon is to honor those student-athletes who are at least sophomore academic standing and maintain at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA. The luncheon celebrates their work on the field and more importantly their work in the classroom.
The annual Mr. SU contest will also be held at 8 p.m. April 6th in the Everett Dining Hall. All students and student-athletes are encouraged to attend as the admission price of $2 with be donated to Special Olympics.