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WSU Wellness Center Site of New England Regional Rules Seminar

June 8, 2017
By: Worcester State University News

The New England Division III Commissioners Association’s New England Regional Rules Seminar is expected to bring 350 coaches and administrators of NCAA Division III New England Region members to Worcester State University’s Wellness Center on Tuesday, June 14.

The NEDIIICA is comprised of New England’s eight Division III conferences: Commonwealth Coast Conference, Great Northeast Athletic Conference, Little East Conference, Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, New England Collegiate Conference, New England Small College Athletic Conference, New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, and the North Atlantic Conference.

“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,” said MASCASC Commissioner Angela Baumann.

The Wellness Center has been 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 our 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 WSU 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 and 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 NCAA Division III Director Louise McCleary, Vice President for Division III Dan Dutcher, and Associate Director of Division 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,” Baumann said. “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,” she added.

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