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NADIIIAA is comprised of more than 700 athletics administrators from over 350 institutions and conferences competing at the NCAA Division III level. The Association encourages the continued development of athletics programs focused on the student-athlete and based on sound educational principles and the Division III philosophy.

More than 180,000 student-athletes at 450 institutions make up Division III, the largest NCAA division in both the number of participants and number of schools. Division III prides itself on the three D’s – Discover, Develop and Dedicate. DIII institutions and conferences develop student-athlete potential through a holistic educational approach that includes rigorous academics, competitive athletics and an opportunity to pursue other interests and passions.