• Petitioned USAU

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Schedule D-III Nationals with Graduation in mind

    1. Sara Putnam
    2. Petition by

      Sara Putnam

      Gettysburg, PA

For at least the last three years Division III Nationals has been scheduled on the weekend of most graduations at the D-III schools. The purpose of the separation into D-I and D-III championship series was to give more schools the opportunity to compete at the national level; however this scheduling conflict forces many teams to choose between competing at Nationals and participating in the ceremonial culmination of four year’s of academic work. Even if schools are able to go, many are forced to go without their seniors, who after four years are some of the best players, which diminishes the level of play. We ask in the coming years for USAU to take graduation into consideration when planning nationals and schedule our series over some other weekend, possibly over the same weekend that D-I schools use, but in a different venue. We understand the difficulties of scheduling but want to be able to fully realize the chance given to us by having a separate D-III championship series.

To:
USAU
Schedule D-III Nationals with Graduation in mind

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Gabe Colton WALTHAM, MA
      • 11 months ago

      I had to choose between the two this past year (2013) I ended up choosing natties and not regretting it, but it would have been nice to walk as well

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    • tanner mayo IRON RIVER, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      No one should have to choose between these two things

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    • Ashley Glenn ORANGE, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a chickpea! I graduated in 2011 and we qualified that year, however, this was graduation weekend. I am so proud of my team and want to see what these girls can do!!!

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    • Kathy Hankins YARDVILLE, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      My daughter is graduating this year and really wanted to go to the Nationals too.

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    • jonathan malloy ACTON, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      last year we missed out on a trip to nationals by only a few points. however, the entire time we were playing we knew that even if we won we would not be able to make it because of graduation. We would, however, still love the opportunity to try again and this time actually make it with a chance to go.

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