TOWSON, Md. - Over the last several weeks, student-athletes from across the Landmark have been sharing their #whyd3 stories. The hashtag*, #whyd3, originated a few years ago and continues to be used as supporters of NCAA Division III champion the cause on social media.
As thousands of people across the country look to celebrate Division III Week, the Landmark student-athletes have joined in to share their stories. Some of them had opportunities to play at a higher level, some of them did play at a higher level. Some of the student-athletes traveled across the country or to another country to attend college, while others are competing in their backyard. From the Player of the Year to the player off the bench, there is a consistent message of genuine gratitude for the Division III experience.
Throughout Division III Week, the Landmark Conference will share snippets of the student-athletes' stories through social media, but fans can read all of the stories through the #whyd3 home page.
*A hashtag is a word or an unspaced phrase prefixed with the hash symbol ("#"). Words in messages on microblogging and social networking services such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Instagram may be tagged by putting "#" before them, either as they appear in a sentence or appended to it. Hashtags make it possible to group such messages, since one can search for the hashtag and get the set of messages that contain it. A hashtag is only connected to a specific medium and can therefore not be linked and connected to pictures or messages from different platforms. (Credit: Wikipedia)