The Culver's Isthmus Bowl has three potential selection scenarios depending on NCAA Division III automatic qualifiers and at-large bids:
Founder and Bowl Game Director, Mike Shaw developed the Isthmus Bowl out of a passion for Division III athletics. As a college athlete, Shaw (a University of Wisconsin-Platteville alum) experienced an NCAA Division III basketball tournament berth himself — he knew the value of granting similar opportunities to deserving athletes.
UWRF - 48
WashU - 27
UW-River Falls became the first ever champion of the Culver’s Isthmus bowl, defeating Washington University 48-27, tying an NCAA Division III single-game record of 44 first downs.