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Bulldog Athletics Celebrates NCAA Division III Week with Golden Bone Awards

The University of Redlands enjoys the opportunity to share the impact of athletics and the student-athlete experience with the Bulldog community in honor of the third annual NCAA Division III Week, which began on Monday and continues through Friday.

A continuing, social-media dialogue of #whyRedlands invites student-athletes to share their reasons for becoming a Bulldog at Redlands. Academic success, competitive opportunities, great weather, and a tight-knit community have been referenced thus far. Fans may join the conversation through Bulldog Athletics on Facebook or GoRedlands on Twitter by using #whyRedlands.

The highlight of Division III week at Redlands is the "Golden Bone Awards" on Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. on Farquhar Field. Fans, student-athletes, and coaches are encouraged to attend this casual, ESPY-like celebration that strives to highlight the best of the best as nominated by coaches and staff, and voted upon by the student-athletes. Nearly 300 survey responses have been logged in this endeavor to highlight some of the year's greatest accomplishments, victories, plays, and student-athletes. Presented by the Bulldog Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and the Athletics Committee of the Redlands' chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, the Golden Bone Awards recognize student-athletes and athletics staff for more than 20 honors, including Male and Female Standouts, Team Clown, Best Team Comeback, and Ultimate Sidekick.

Light refreshments will be available during the event, which is free to attend. Sophomore women's soccer and lacrosse student-athlete, Izzy Baez, will serve as the emcee, with various student-athletes presenting the awards to their peers and supporters.

For more information, please contact SAAC President, Joe Bell.