NEWMAC Celebrates Division III Week With SAAC Diversity & Inclusion and SuperFan Initiatives

NEWMAC Celebrates Division III Week With SAAC Diversity & Inclusion and SuperFan Initiatives

WESTWOOD, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) is looking forward to celebrating the eighth annual NCAA Division III Week

During April 1-7, the NEWMAC institutions will be celebrating the academic accomplishments and athletic experiences, as well as the campus and community involvement of its student-athletes.   

NEWMAC SAAC Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

The purpose of the NEWMAC Student-Athlete Advisory (SAAC) Diversity and Inclusion Initiative is to support and acknowledge the many different areas of diversity such as gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic heritage, political beliefs, physical abilities and life experiences.

The NEWMAC SAAC Diversity and Inclusion Initiative aims to promote positive dialogue, education and support for those with diverse backgrounds and to help implement and improve inclusive practices around campus. The student-athletes of SAAC are committed to promoting respect, one of the core values of the conference, and supporting each other and the conference through collaboration, sharing ideas of diverse institutional perspectives, and promoting these varying perspectives.

During the first five days of Division III Week, the conference office will be highlighting the efforts and programs that NEWMAC SAAC groups are conducting on campus to support diversity and inclusion. 

NEWMAC SAAC SuperFan Initiative

The purpose of the NEWMAC SAAC SuperFan Initiative is to promote good sportsmanship throughout the conference. Each season, NEWMAC SAAC groups can nominate an individual or group of fans that exemplify good sportsmanship and the spirit of their athletic programs. Nominations will be posted on Twitter for fans to vote on their favorite SuperFan. The winner of that vote will be the NEWMAC SuperFan of the season.

Nominations will be released on Tuesday, April 2nd. Voting will take place on Twitter beginning on Tuesday, April 2nd at 9 a.m. and finishing on Thursday, April 4th at 9 a.m. Please click here to vote for your favorite SuperFan during this time. The winner will be announced at the NEWMAC SAAC meeting on April 7th. 

Follow along all week at newmacsports.com, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest updates. 

The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference consists of 11 highly selective institutions committed to academic excellence: Babson College, Clark University, U.S Coast Guard Academy, Emerson College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Springfield College, Wellesley College, Wheaton College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.