September 28, 2023

UMW Athletics Kicks Off Division III Week With Sports Day at Children’s Museum

The University of Mary Washington athletic department kicked off NCAA Division III Week with an appearance by many student-athletes at the Children’s Museum of Richmond at the Fredericksburg location on April 1.

The student-athletes played with a large group of children in attendance at various games. Division III Week is a positive opportunity for all individuals associated with Division III to observe and celebrate the impact of athletics and of student-athletes on the campus and surrounding community.

“I’m so proud of our student-athletes for spending the day at the Children’s Museum”, said UMW Director of Athletics Ken Tyler. “They brightened the day for many children and once again made a difference in our community. It was a great way to kick of Division III Week and a great day to be an Eagle!”

Other events included daily testimonials from UMW student-athletes about what being a Division III student-athlete at Mary Washington means to them, a Fear2Freedom event in which student-athletes prepared care packages for sexual assault victims, and a guest speaker, Dr. Edmund Acevedo, who gave a presentation titled “Get in the Zone: The Psychology of Optimal Performance.”