Complete List of Division 3 Colleges with Baseball Teams
Student-athletes looking for an opportunity to push themselves athletically and academically might find the right fit at a Division 3 college. Many D3 schools are known for their academic rigor, but schools at this level also field talented baseball programs. D3 men’s baseball players usually have more flexibility than D1 or D2 athletes to explore interests and activities outside of their sport. The recruiting process is also much less rigid than D1 or D2 schools, so coaches have more freedom in when and how they can reach out to recruits. With 389 D3 baseball colleges across the U.S., there are great opportunities for incoming freshmen recruits looking to play in college. In fact, more college baseball players will play at the Division 3 level than any other NCAA division.
Do Division 3 baseball colleges award athletic scholarships?
No, D3 schools generally do not offer athletic scholarships, though that should not deter potential recruits. D3 baseball colleges provide student-athletes with the opportunity to receive merit, need-based or academic scholarships. In fact, most D3 students are on some kind of financial aid and D3 programs can be very helpful in finding scholarship money for athletes. The advantage to this type of assistance is that it is not dependent on whether the athlete does not or cannot continue to play baseball during college. Make sure to research opportunities and don’t discount a D3 school.
Division 3 baseball championship
The NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament has been played annually since 1976. Fifty-eight Division 3 baseball college teams competed in the 2018 championship played in Appleton, Wisconsin. UT Tyler swept Texas Lutheran to win the first championship in the school’s history.
Division 3 baseball college rankings
The quality of play at Division 3 baseball colleges varies more widely than it does at Division 1 and Division 2 schools. Which Division 3 baseball colleges are ranked the best? Several different organizations offer D3 men’s soccer rankings throughout the season, including the NCAA (regional), Collegiate Baseball, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and D3Baseball.com, all of which are featured on the NCAA website. Here are the NCBWA/D3Baseball.com D3 baseball rankings for May 15, 2018:
- Texas Lutheran
- Christopher Newport
- La Roche
- Trinity (Texas)
- Oswego State
- Southern Maine