LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- April 8-14 Covenant College and the NCAA will be celebrating Division III Week. The week is a celebration of Covenant's outstanding student-athletes. Division III Week is an opportunity for all individuals associated with a Division III institution or conference to recognize the powerful impact of athletics and student-athletes on the campus and surrounding community.
Over 25 percent of Covenant students participate in athletics, competing for the love of the game. Covenant is proud to join approximately 450 Division III schools in celebrating academic and athletic accomplishments of athletes, as well as their leadership, community service and campus involvement.
This past fall semester, Covenant had 82 athletes earn Athletic Honor Roll as they accumulated a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher. In addition, 19 athletes were named to NCCAA Scholar Athlete teams and 19 female athletes have been honored on Great South Athletic Conference All-Academic teams. Two Covenant athletes, volleyball's Stephanie Kirkpatrick and women's basketball's Jessie Blankenship, earned CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District honors.
Covenant teams have also participated in outreach programs this academic year. The men's soccer team took a trip to the Cayman Islands in August, the men's and women's basketball teams went on a week-long missions trip to Costa Rica, several baseball players spent a week in Haiti during Christmas Break and teams have participated in Christian Service Projects with the NCCAA during postseason play.
Please join us this week as we recognize the accomplishments both on and off the field of Covenant College students and athletes in celebrating NCAA Division III Week.
Division III Week event schedule:
Men's Golf vs. Sewanee (Lookout Mountain Golf Club) 1:00 p.m.
Baseball vs. Birmingham Southern 4:00 p.m.
Softball vs. Trevecca Nazarene (DH) 4:00 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Spelman (at Covenant) 4:00 p.m.
Baseball vs. Huntingdon 4:00 p.m.
JV Softball vs. Rust (DH) 3:00 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Agnes Scott (at Chattanooga Christian School) 12:00 p.m.
Baseball vs. Huntingdon (DH) 1:00 p.m.
Softball vs. Wesleyan (DH) 1:00 p.m.