Friday, April 15, 2022

Management Council Recap


written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. Management Council Recap

by Chris Radford, NCAA

The Division III Management Council this week approved a new option for Division III schools to meet the requirements for submitting athletics finance information to the NCAA on an annual basis.

Member schools now have two options to meet the requirements set forth in the new NCAA constitution. Schools may submit data per the policies and procedures of the established NCAA Member Financial Reporting System. Schools now also may meet the requirement by attesting to the submission of data per the policies and procedures of the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act reporting program. This new option is intended to allow for schools to meet the requirement while minimizing administrative burden.

The Management Council also approved additions to the Division III Subcommittee for Legislative Relief policies and procedures, outlining a process for reconsiderations of staff denial decisions and specifically including language on the 30-day window to request an additional review. The changes align the subcommittee's policies and procedures with those of the Division III Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement.  

Elsewhere ... 

  • At its January meeting, the Management Council requested further study of the campus-level legal implications, the penalty for noncompliance, and the administrative burden of the additional requirements, effective in 2022-23, of the NCAA campus sexual violence attestation policy in relation to the policy's original intent.
  • The Management Council supported sponsoring 2023 Convention legislation to add stunt as an emerging sport.

>> What They're Saying: "During this transformational period of governance, it's particularly important that Division III committees are fully representative of our membership," said Michelle Morgan, chair of the Management Council and senior director of athletics at John Carroll. "Every voice matters as we try to create better support for all Division III college athletes."

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2. Ithaca Gets $600K for Women's Sports

"An alumna from the class of 1942, who graduated with a degree in physical education, has provided an anonymous bequest of just over $600,000 to Ithaca College to support women's athletics.

Investment in endowments is a priority for Ithaca College and for the Department of Athletics. The funds have been equally divided among 10 different women's sports programs to establish endowments to support activities and enhancements for each of the programs as determined by the respective head coach in consultation with the director of athletics. 

Receiving the funds will be the Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, and Volleyball teams."

>> What They're Saying: "This is an incredible opportunity for Ithaca College Athletics and for our women's sports programs that have not previously had endowments," said Susan Bassett, associate vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics and recreational sports. "The generosity and foresight of this one alumna has an immediate transformative impact on the success of these programs for perpetuity. I could not be more grateful or more delighted."

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3. NCAA Tournament Begins

Men's Volleyball Extends Win Streak to Nine With Victory Over Emmanuel
David Marsh, Wentworth

First round play in the 2022 NCAA Division III men's volleyball championship begins today at four locations.

Penn State Behrend at No. 1 Springfield, 4:00
No. 14 Marymount vs. No. 6 New Paltz, 6:30

St. Joseph's (L.I.) vs. No. 7 Southern Virginia, 4:00
Endicott at No. 4 Stevens, 6:30 

Baruch at No. 5 Rutgers-Newark, 4:00
No. 15 St. John Fisher vs. No. 10 Wentworth, 6:30

Mount Union at No. 3 Carthage, 5:00
No. 8 North Central vs. No. 2 Dominican, 7:30

>> Complete Bracket


4. The Leadership Collective

The NCAA is excited to announce that changes have been implemented to the NCAA Leadership Collective, enhancing the platform’s user experience and expanding access eligibility. All administrators and coaches who identify as ethnic minorities at NCAA member schools, conference offices and affiliate organizations are eligible to create a profile.

Existing requirements, including criteria related to years of experience and inclusion on department leadership teams, will be eliminated. Click here to submit an application to gain access to create profiles within the Leadership Collective.

The Leadership Collective is an interactive and user-friendly platform, which highlights the vast professional accomplishments of ethnic minorities within college sports through customizable, in-depth personal profiles. 

The Leadership Collective serves to encourage membership participation and demonstrate the NCAA’s commitment to promoting cultural diversity and equity in college sports. Through the showcase of the achievements of its users, the NCAA Leadership Collective helps NCAA member school and athletics conference executives diversify their talent lists and be more inclusive when making personnel decisions. 


5.  Lightning Round 

  Swarthmore's Eliza Stutz and Coast Guard's Charles Norman named ITA Players of the Week

  UW-Whitewater's Caitlin Mertens and Kelly Whipple were named Player and Rookie of the Year by the National TenPin Coaches Association.

  Cake and candles to former Centennial Conference SAAC chair Tyler Schubert, Concordia (Wis.) associate cross country/track and field coach Nicole Kramer and Belhaven track and field head coach Peter Kazary.


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6.  Weekend Watchlist  


  • No. 9 Baldwin Wallace vs. Otterbein
  • No. 10 Salisbury vs. Christopher Newport
  • No. 17 UW-Stevens Point vs. UW-Stout
  • Complete Schedule
Lacrosse (M)
  • No. 1 Salisbury vs. No. 2 Christopher Newport
  • No. 4 Union vs. No. 12 RPI
  • No. 6 York vs. No. 15 Gettysburg
  • Complete Schedule
Lacrosse (W)
  • No. 1 Middlebury vs. No. 4 Colby
  • No. 3 Salisbury vs. No. 12 York
  • UW-Eau Claire vs. UW-River Falls
  • Complete Schedule
  • No. 4 Birmingham-Southern vs. No. 12 Berry
  • No. 11 Tufts vs. Colby
  • No. 16 Concordia (Wis.) vs. Dominican
  • Complete Schedule
Tennis (M)
  • No. 2 Chicago vs. No. 13 Denison
  • No. 3 Tufts vs. No. 9 Bowdoin
  • No. 4 Middlebury vs. No. 7 Williams
  • Complete Schedule
Tennis (W)
  • No. 4 Emory vs. No. 5 Wesleyan
  • No. 10 Tufts vs. No. 15 Bowdoin
  • No. 11 Carnegie Mellon vs. No. 12 Case Western Reserve
  • Complete Schedule


7.  Comings and Goings
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