May 8, 2012
CLEVELAND -- For the fifth straight year, the Division II Athletics Directors Association (DII ADA) will recognize the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at Division II institutions by awarding the DII ADA Academic Achievement Awards.
In order for a student-athlete to receive an Academic Achievement Award, the athletics director of the Division II institution MUST BE a CURRENT dues paying member of the DII ADA.
Also, the student-athlete must:
- have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- have completed a minimum of two years (four semesters) of college level work at a two-year and/or four-year institution
- have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last academic year
Institutions will be responsible for completing an excel document (nomination form) with the institution, nominees' name, academic year completed and sport. Only include Division II sponsored sports.
There is no limit to the number of nominees that may be submitted. The form is due to the NACDA office by Monday, July 2. Once the names have been received by the NACDA office and the awards have been announced, certificates will be mailed to the institution. The institution will then be responsible for personalizing the awards and presenting them to the student-athletes.
"We want to encourage all Division II institutions to participate in the DII ADA Academic Achievement Awards and honor deserving scholar-athletes from their institutions," stated Division II ADA President Greg Waggoner, director of athletics at Western State College of Colorado. "This award celebrates and recognizes not only the academic excellence of our student-athletes but honors the balance of academics, athletics achievement and community engagement at our Division II colleges and universities."
The 2011-12 DII Academic Achievement Awards will be announced by the National Office in early August.
About the DII ADA: The DII ADA is the first organization of its kind to provide educational and networking opportunities; enhancement of acceptable operating standards and ethics; and establishment of the overall prestige and understanding of the profession of Division II athletics directors. For more information about the DII ADA, please visit www.div2ada.com. The DII ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 47th year. For more information on NACDA and the 12 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.
NACDA Contact: Jason Galaska, Assistant Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org