• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 32 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 176 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles

D3 Week

Why Division III?

Central celebrates D3 week

Central College is helping recognize "Division III Week" April 6-12.

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Division III info--the NCAA's largest division!

In his own words

How Central athletics helped Kyle Freischlag reach
Duke University Medical School

Why D3 in 3 words

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Video 7: Central softball - #whyd3


What Central athletes have to say about Division III

Mason Zimmerman

Men's track and field
Urbandale, Iowa
Urbandale HS

"I chose Division III for many reasons. Division III offers a competitive environment in which I can advance toward graduation and the next stage of my life all while creating a chance to better myself in all aspects of life including athletics and academics. Division III also gives me a chance to become a better all around person. This is highlighted in Division III's three D's - discover, develop, and dedicate. It allows me to pursue my interests all while achieving my greatest potential in the classroom and in athletics."

Dakotah Wolken

Dillon, Iowa
East Marshall HS

"I chose Division III and Central College because it gave me the opportunity to receive a great education as well as play competitive baseball in the Iowa Conference. I never came on a visit to Central, but ever since showing up for orientation I have loved every minute of it. I enjoy 100 percent of my time with the baseball team, and the campus is small enough you can get to know almost everyone, which brings the whole school closer together."



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