June 6, 2023

NCAA Division III Week: Lindsay Raulston

The following message is from the Faculty Athletic Representative: 

Faculty and staff colleagues,

It’s Wednesday of NCAA’s Division III week!  Today we hear from UMW Eagle Lindsay Raulston, a women’s tennis player and biology major from Franklin, Va.  She plays for the love of the game—DIII student-athletes receive no athletic scholarships.

My days of high school were overwhelmed by tennis, volleyball, baseball, football, and basketball games. Whether playing or watching, sports were, as they continue to be, a huge part of my life. When it came time to choose a college, I knew I was not ready to put down my tennis racquet. Requirements for my search included a nationally ranked tennis program, as well as an academically suitable University with a good biology department. Countless online searchers and college books led me back to the same place, our own University of Mary Washington. Coming from a small high school, the student population here was just right and the academics proved a picture perfect fit as well. Along with the state of the art tennis facility, the coaching staff of Patrick Catullo and Art Canizares made a positive impression on me. These last three years at UMW have been some of the best years of my life. Overall, I could not be any happier with my choice of becoming an Eagle.  

As a reminder, this afternoon you are invited to enjoy one of the four competitions being held at the Battleground Athletic Complex from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  We are hosting a Spring Jubilee celebrating National NCAA Division III Week. There will be simultaneous contests going on in men’s and women’s lacrosse, baseball, and softball, as well as free food and prizes.  We will be sharing information about what it means to compete in Division III and how it personally impacts our student-athletes.

Thanks for supporting the UMW Eagles!

Lynne Richardson

Faculty Athletic Representative

Dean, College of Business

University of Mary Washington