This week, the Hope College athletics program is celebrating NCAA Division III week. A significant percentage of our students participate in varsity athletics, competing for the love of the game.

Hope College is proud to join 450 Division III schools in celebrating the academic and athletic accomplishments of student-athletes, as well as their leadership, community service and campus involvement.

Monday, April 3

Profile story: Women’s lacrosse players Amie Hixon, Alexandra Webb and Alexandria Watts share their experiences studying abroad in Chile and Iceland

It’s On Us video featuring members of Hope College’s Athletes Coming Together - Student Athlete Advisory Council supports the fight to stop sexual assault on college campuses

Tuesday, April 4

Profile story: Track & field runner and sociology major Brandon Wolliston

Home event

3:30 p.m, Softball hosts Wheaton, Illinois for nonleague doubleheader at Wolters Stadium.

Wednesday, April 5

Profile story: Softball player and biology major Hayley Reitsma, planning to attend Physician Assistant school

#WhyD3 Social Media Campaign

Student-athletes and alumni should post to Hope Athletics on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram about why they love being an NCAA Division III athlete. Use hashtag #WhyD3

Home events

4 p.m. Men’s Tennis hosts Calvin at Etheridge Tennis Complex (Weather permitting outdoors at VandePoel-Heeringa Stadium, indoors at DeWitt Tennis Center)

7 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse hosts Alma at Van Andel Soccer Stadium

Thursday, April 6

Profile story: Football player and biology major Brandon Ellsworth, working toward going to medical school after graduation

Friday, Friday 7

Profile story: Tennis player Nancy Benda, double major of communication and psychology, considering career as a professor

Saturday, April 8

Home events:

1 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse hosts Adrian at Van Andel Soccer Stadium. The Flying Dutchmen will wear “It’s On Us” stickers on their helmets and teal pregame attire in support of Sexual Assault Awareness month.

1 p.m. Baseball hosts Kalamazoo at Boeve Stadium

2 p.m. Women’s Golf hosts Calvin at Ravines Golf Club, Saugatuck

3:30 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse hosts Kalamazoo at Van Andel Soccer Stadium