WORCESTER, Mass. – On Wednesday, June 14, the Worcester State University Wellness Center will be expecting 350 coaches and administrators of NCAA Division III New England Region members for the New England Regional Rules Seminar, hosted by the New England Division III Commissioners Association (NEDIIICA).
The NEDIIICA is comprised of New England's eight Division III conferences: Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), Little East Conference (LEC), Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC), New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), and the North Atlantic Conference (NAC).
"The MASCAC is proud to be hosting the New England Regional Rules at Worcester State University in their new state-of-the art Wellness Center," commented MASCASC Commissioner, Angela Baumann.
The Worcester State University Wellness Center has been quite an attraction not only in New England, but throughout the nation as last week Team USA and Team Japan announced their stay at Worcester State and their plans to use Worcester State's athletic facilities.
"We are excited to host hundreds of college administrators and coaches from the northeast who will be attending the NCAA Rules Seminar at Worcester State University," said Worcester State University Director of Athletics, Michael Mudd. "This opportunity will allow our university to showcase its beautiful campus and new Wellness Center and at the same time bring Central Massachusetts some added exposure."
Throughout the day, the seminar will feature speakers of the NCAA to present on Division III hot topic items such as new legislation, government, out-of-season activities, camps & clinics, social media, publicity, and crowdfunding.
The NCAA staff members presenting include Jean Orr, Jeff Myers, Kristen DiBiase, Joni Williamson, Maureen Harty of the Academic and Members Affairs sector, along with the NCAA Division III's Director, Louise McCleary, the Vice President for Division III, Dan Dutcher, along with the Associate Director of Davison III, Jay Jones.
"New England has the highest concentration of Division III schools and it's nice that we can offer an NCAA educational programming to our staff members without major travel costs," commented Baumann. "The result has been an educational opportunity that services not only all our compliance officers but our coaches and staff that normally wouldn't be able to attend."
"This is a fantastic educational experience for the staff of our MASCAC member institutions, as well as a great opportunity to network with their Division III New England colleagues," stated Baumann.
Baumann would like to thank all the New England Commissioners for their hard work, along with the support of the sponsors (Adaptive Sports New England, All Worldwide Travel, AMI Graphics, Championship Awards Guys, Learfield Licensing, and Spelman Johnson) in putting this event together.