Division III, also known as DIII, is a division of the United States National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Because DIII schools treat athletics as an extra-curricular and not a revenue-making activity, they can't offer athletic scholarships to their student athletes. However, its 449 member institutions make Division III the largest of the three divisions that are sanctioned by the NCAA. Indiana currently has 10 DIII educational institutions, six of which are categorized as colleges.
Earlham College is a liberal arts school situated in Richmond, Indiana. It has an enrollment of 1,200 and is part of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC). Earlham puts a special focus on the physical, mental, spiritual and social wellness of its students. Known as the Quakers, Earlham student athletes participate in basketball, cross country, track, soccer, tennis, baseball, football, field hockey and volleyball.
Located in Franklin, Indiana, Franklin College has 1,060 students and is part of the HCAC. Franklin is a residential, four-year liberal-arts school. With several HCAC all-sports championships in men's and women's sports, the Franklin Grizzlies have a proud tradition of Division III athletic success. The school offers basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, football, baseball, volleyball and softball.
Hanover College is in Hanover, Indiana, and is part of the HCAC. Hanover has an enrollment of 1,000 and is continually ranked among the top schools in the United States for academic quality. In fact, it was listed in the top 40 "best values" of the nation in both U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review. The Hanover Panthers play football, baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, lacrosse, tennis, track and softball.
Situated in North Manchester, Indian, Manchester College has an enrollment of 1,278 students. It's an independent, liberal arts and sciences college that is ranked by Princeton Review as "Best in the Midwest." Manchester's sports teams are known as the Spartans and are part of the HCAC; the athletic program offers football, basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, tennis, track, soccer, wrestling and volleyball.
Saint Mary's College
Saint Mary's College at Notre Dame is a Catholic, liberal arts community of 1,600 women that promotes intellectual drive, religious sensibility and social responsibility. The school's athletic program is meant to complement the students' allover educational experience. Saint Mary's is a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) and offers basketball, soccer, tennis, cross country, softball, volleyball, golf, swimming and diving.
Located in Crawfordsville, Indiana, Wabash College is a men's liberal arts college with 875 students. The school focuses on intellectual inquiry, critical thought and clear oral and written expression, as well as self-awareness and physical activity. Wabash is part of the North Coast Atlantic Conference (NCAC) and its students participate in basketball, swimming and diving, tennis, track, wrestling, baseball, golf, cross country, football and soccer.
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