29 Receive DIII Diversity Grants
Lots of Regional Rankings, Tennis Individual Selections, Water Polo Final Four
MAY 4, 2023 | written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. 29 Receive DIII Diversity Grants
Twenty-nine institutions and conference offices will receive Division III Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship and the Strategic Alliance Matching Grants for the upcoming cycle.
Successful grant applications encourage the access, recruitment, selection and long-term success of ethnic minorities and women in Division III athletics administration and coaching.
Conferences or institutions receiving the grants:
Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship Grant (22): Dubuque, Johnson and Wales, King’s, Massachusetts-Boston, Millikin, Misericordia, Mount Holyoke, Mount St. Joseph, Northwestern, Penn College, Pomona-Pitzer, Rose-Hulman, Rutgers-Newark, St. Mary’s (Md.), Simpson, Westfield State, Widener, Williams, Wisconsin-Superior, Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Northwest Conference, Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Strategic Alliance Matching Grant (7): Connecticut College, Juniata, Lawrence, Maryville, McMurry, Oswego, Shenandoah.
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2. Regional Rankings
Gina Fallowell, Concordia, Wis.
The second regional rankings issued by the Division III softball committee are the first with teams listed in order. Here are the top four teams in each of the 10 regions.
Region I: Tufts (31-3), Amherst (23-11), Williams (16-14), Colby (20-12)
Region II: MIT (29-6), E. Connecticut (24-8), Endicott (26-7), Springfield (33-7)
Region III: Rochester (28-6), RPI (28-7), St. John Fisher (25-11), Cortland (21-11)
Region IV: Rowan (34-4), Ramapo (29-9-1), TCNJ (24-9), Misericordia (23-11)
Region V: Salisbury (34-2), Lebanon Valley (30-7), Moravian (26-7), Messiah (28-11)
Region VI: Christopher Newport (24-6), Virginia Wesleyan (32-8), Berry (34-4), Roanoke (24-10)
Region VII: Case Western Reserve (31-2), Trine (30-4), Marietta (23-11), Mount Union (29-7)
Region VIII: Concordia, Wis. (28-3), UW-Whitewater (23-7), UW-Oshkosh (30-4), UW-La Crosse (22-11)
Region IX: Central (29-5), Coe (29-7), Luther (28-6), Wartburg (17-15)
Region X: Linfield (41-4), Texas Lutheran (35-4), Mary Hardin-Baylor (27-9), E. Texas Baptist (32-5)
3. More Regional Rankings
Logan Mueller, Buena Vista
Here are the top four teams in each of the 10 regions as the Division III baseball committee released its second regional rankings.
Region I: Wheaton, Mass. (32-5), Tufts (26-7), Middlebury (23-9), Colby (22-10)
Region II: Salve Regina (28-6-1), Endicott (30-5), Mitchell (28-8), Rhode Island College (25-11)
Region III: Cortland (26-9), Rochester (25-12), Ithaca (22-13), St. John Fisher (23-12)
Region IV: Rowan (27-10), PSU Harrisburg (30-8), Arcadia (26-10), Misericordia (30-8)
Region V: Johns Hopkins (34-3), Salisbury (27-4), Elizabethtown (28-9), Catholic (24-8)
Region VI: Shenandoah (34-5), Birmingham-Southern (33-9), Lynchburg (33-5), Christopher Newport (30-8)
Region VII: Marietta (28-9), Baldwin Wallace (29-7), Denison (28-7), Case Western Reserve (26-12)
Region VIII: Aurora (29-3), North Central, Ill. (23-10), Benedictine (24-10), Webster (24-12)
Region IX: Buena Vista (29-7), UW-La Crosse (24-8), UW-Oshkosh (24-8), Bethel (22-6)
Region X: Claremont-M-S (27-7), E. Texas Baptist (30-10), Pacific (25-13), Lewis & Clark (30-12)
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4. Jockeying For Position
Lulu Hardy, Chicago
The last regional ranking of the Division III women’s lacrosse regular season is out. The next ranking is the most important one and comes out Monday after conference post-season play.
Region I: Middlebury (16-0), Wesleyan (14-2), Tufts (13-3), Colby (12-4)
Region II: MIT (15-2), Roger Williams (12-6), Babson (10-7), Endicott (10-7)
Region III: William Smith (16-0), St. John Fisher (14-2), TCNJ (13-3), Cortland (13-3)
Region IV: Franklin & Marshall (13-4), Gettysburg (14-3), York (14-3), Messiah (14-2)
Region V: Washington and Lee (16-1), Salisbury (12-3), Roanoke (14-2), Christopher Newport (10-7)
Region VI: Kenyon (16-0), Mount Union (12-3), DePauw (11-4), Washington & Jefferson (13-3)
Region VII: Chicago (14-2), Pomona-Pitzer (17-1), George Fox (17-1), Claremont-M-S (12-4)
5. Down To The Wire
Luke Pilcher, RIT
It’s conference championship tournament weekend and the last chance for teams to make their case to the Division III men’s lacrosse committee before Sunday’s selection show.
Region I: Tufts (16-0), Middlebury (15-1), Williams (10-6), Amherst (11-4)
Region II: RIT (16-1), RPI (9-6), Clarkson (11-4), Union (10-5)
Region III: Salisbury (16-1), Christopher Newport (15-1), Dickinson (13-3), Swarthmore (13-2)
Region IV: Lynchburg (12-5), Washington and Lee (13-4), Kenyon (14-1), Denison (14-3)
Region V: Albion (13-4), Centre (12-3), Illinois Wesleyan (12-3), Sewanee (11-5)
6. Lightning Round ⚡️
🗞 News. Susquehanna University is eliminating 18 jobs as part of a plan to rebalance its budget and create a sustainable future. No academic majors would be eliminated.
🤽♀️ Water Polo. Augustana will play host to the USA Water Polo Division III Women’s Collegiate National Championship this weekend. The Vikings will take on Claremont-M-S, while Austin and Pomona-Pitzer will meet in the other semifinal. Winners will meet Sunday for the title
🥎 Softball. Ithaca senior Riley Piromalli twirled a no-hitter in the Bombers’ 7-0 win against Geneseo. She struck out 11 for her first career no-no and 19th in program history.
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7. Comings and Goings
BRYN MAWR - Kim Cassidy will conclude her service as president in June 2024
JUNIATA - Kyle Russell named head men’s and women’s swimming coach
NVU-LYNDON - Rob Carey stepped down as head men’s soccer coach
UW-OSHKOSH - Announced addition of women’s wrestling as a varsity sport beginning in 2024-25
UW-RIVER FALLS - Carmen Pata will step down as director of athletic performance
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