INDIANAPOLIS – The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) and its Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) earned 63.3 percent of the vote to win the December/January NCAA Division III Special Olympics Spotlight Poll.
The winning event, which was a fall field day with Special Olympics athletes from Bristol, R.I, collected 1316 of the total 2077 votes. The CCC will receive $500 for winning the poll with the money to be used toward its next Special Olympics event.
In the fall, 20 student-athletes from nine of the CCC’s member schools traveled to Colt State Park to spend the day with a group of nearly a dozen Special Olympics athletes in the area. The group spent the afternoon playing bocce and other lawn games before taking the opportunity to socialize over lunch.
See a video of this fall’s SAAC event below:
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of ten full member and three associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference currently administers championships in 16 intercollegiate sports with that number set to increase next year with the addition of football.