LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's Student-Athlete Leadership Council (SALC) is set to celebrate NCAA Division III Week, which begins Monday, April 2 and runs until Sunday, April 8.
Division III Week serves as an opportunity for all individuals associated with Division III to observe and celebrate the impact of athletics and student-athletes on the campus and surrounding community.
During the week, every Division III school and conference office is encouraged to conduct a type of outreach activity that falls into one of three categories: academic accomplishment; athletic experience; or leadership/community service/campus involvement.
All 27 of F&M's teams, including the Division I wrestling program and the CSA-affiliated men's and women's squash teams participate in the weekly celebration.
A list of F&M's planned activities is below.
A Day in the Life
Throughout the week, various F&M teams competing in the spring will take over the F&M SALC Instagram account (@fandmsalc). The takeovers will follow a team on their day of competition and provide insight into the daily life of a busy Division III student-athlete at the College.
Teams will be honoring their professors in various ways at home events during the week, including having professors throw out first pitches, as well as recognizing their attendance before competition.
SALC is culminating D3Week on Sunday, April 8th with the group's annual TeamWork event. Entering its 15th year, TeamWork is a yearly service project that supports Lancaster City Alliance by sweeping, cleaning up, and collecting litter from the surrounding areas in the community. More than 600 F&M student-athletes along with members of Greek clubs and other students contribute, making it one of F&M's largest community outreach programs since its establishment in 2004.
SALC is F&M's version of the NCAA-mandated Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). For further information on Franklin & Marshall's SALC, click here.