“I Chose Division II”
In 2006, the NCAA Division II Presidents Council initiated a comprehensive national study to discover the answers to the question, “Why did we choose Division II”?
The study revealed that NCAA Division II believes that higher education had lasting importance on an individual’s future success. For that reason, the emphasis for the student-athlete experience in Division II is on a comprehensive program of learning and development in a personal setting.
Six key attributes of Division II became evident: 1) Learning – multiple opportunities to broaden knowledge and skills; 2) Service – positive societal attitude through contributions to community; 3) Sportsmanship – respect for fairness, courtesy, and ethical conduct toward others; 4) Passion – an enthusiastic dedication, desire and effort; 5) Resourcefulness – a versatile skill set drawn from a broad range of experiences; and 6) Balance – an emphasis on collective knowledge and the integration of skills.
The Division II approach provides growth opportunities through academic achievement, learning in high-level athletic competition and the development of positive societal attitudes in service to community. It is the balance and integrating of these different areas of learning opportunity that provide thousands of Division II student-athletes a path to graduation while cultivating a variety of skills and knowledge for life ahead.
Learning, Service, Sportsmanship, Passion, Resourcefulness and Balance. This is why the members of the DII CCA chose Division II:
California Collegiate Athletic Association
Robert J. Hiegert
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Dr. Alan Patterson
East Coast Conference
Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Nate Salant, Esq.
Lone Star Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Pacific West Conference
Peach Belt Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Sunshine State Conference
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
PAST DII CCA PRESIDENTS
1992 Bob Vanatta, Sunshine State Conference
1992-95 Noel Olson, North Central Conference
1995-96 Doug Echols, South Atlantic Conference
1996-98 Woody Hahn, Pacific West Conference
1998-00 Don Landry, Sunshine State Conference
2000-02 Tom Brown, Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
2002-04 Barry Blizzard, West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
2004-06 Bob Hiegert, California Collegiate Athletic Association
2006-08 Jim Naumovich, Great Lakes Valley Conference
2008-09 Mike Marcil, Sunshine State Conference
2009-10 Jim Naumovich, Great Lakes Valley Conference
2010- Butch Raymond, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference