Friday, November 13, 2020

Woman of the Year



NOVEMBER 13, 2020 | written by STEVE ULRICH
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1.  Woman of the Year

Tonight's the night. The 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced at 7 pm EST. You can watch LIVE on twitter @NCAA or follow along @ESPN.

We are especially proud of the three Division III finalists: DeAnna Hernandez of Texas Lutheran, Arielle Johnston of Salisbury, and Emma Morgan-Bennett of Swarthmore.

For these women, sports were a critical part of their journey that helped shape them as people. The 2020 honorees reflected on their unforgettable experiences by writing letters to their sports about the memories and lessons they’ll carry with them beyond collegiate athletics.

>> See reflections from all the finalists


2.  ADR Institute

Congratulations to the Division III Athletics Direct Report Institute 2021 cohort. Twenty athletics direct reports were selected to attend the sixth annual ADR Institute, to be conducted virtually Jan. 13-14, in conjunction with the 2021 NCAA Convention.

The purpose of the program is to engage Division III ADRs in best practices to oversee and manage athletics departments and to improve the relationships between ADRs and their presidents, athletics directors and conference commissioners.  

>> Click here to see the 2021 cohort.  

3. Hasseler Advocates for Athletes

by Brandon Hannahs, Zanesville Times Recorder

"Ensuring a well-rounded experience for college student-athletes has been a focus for Muskingum University President Dr. Susan S. Hasseler.

Her philosophy led to her appointment to the NCAA Division III Presidents Council.

Hasseler will begin her four-year term at the close of the 2021 NCAA Convention on Jan. 15.

"I want to be an advocate for student-athletes," she said. "I want to make sure the right kind of policies are in place so they have great athletic and educational experiences."

>> Situational Awareness: "She will be one of 18 members on the highest governing body in Division III, which establishes and directs the general policy of the division, as well as Division III's strategic plan. Hasseler noted the council has the ability to make recommendations to the Board of Governors, the NCAA's highest governing body, on matters related to Division III such as championships and approving the use of funds allocated to the division."

>> Between The Lines: "The opportunity to bring her knowledge of what student-athletes and programs face is important, she said. Hasseler also knows the committee wants to make the student-athlete experience is memorable and advantageous to their pursuits after college."

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4.  Picturesque

We have been thrilled with the response we have received to our simple query:

What is the most picturesque outdoor sporting venue in Division III?

Here are more submissions ... 

Burns Track Complex, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Applebee Field, Bryn Mawr

Sabine Field, Norwich University

Keep them coming to or submit via our twitter site @D3Playbook. We do request photos from the ground, stands or press box, as opposed to aerial shots, which, we may have to feature another time.


5. Comings and Goings
6.  1 Sound Thing

Coming today: A new futuristic audio tech called “sound beaming" that sends sound directly to a listener without the need for headphones, AP reports.

  • The 3-D sound is so close it feels like it’s inside your ears while also in front, above and behind them.

Not just fun and games: The device will allow office workers to listen to conference calls without interrupting colleagues, and the lack of headphones means it’s possible to hear other sounds in the room clearly.

  • “You don’t believe it because it sounds like a speaker, but no one else can hear it … it’s supporting you and you’re in the middle of everything. It’s happening around you.”

- courtesy of Axios

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