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Division II ADA Announces Academic Achievement Award Winners

Updated Aug. 19, 2010

CLEVELAND -- The Division II Athletics Directors Association (DII ADA) announced the 2009-10 recipients of the DII ADA Academic Achievement Awards presented by WeatherPORT. The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level.

Ninety-two institutions sent in nominees for the 2009-10 Academic Achievement Awards, while a total of 3,028 student-athletes are being recognized this year. The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) had 355 student-athletes honored, followed by the Northeast-10 Conference with 350 nominees.

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 attended a minimum of two years (four semesters) of college level work
  • have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last academic year

    "We want to thank and congratulate those colleges and universities that took part in honoring its student-athletes," stated Division II ADA President Greg Waggoner, director of athletics at Western State College of Colorado. "We look forward to continued participation in the future and wish everyone the best of luck during the upcoming year. We also want to thank WeatherPORT for making this important recognition possible."

    The following institutions submitted student-athletes for the Division II ADA Academic Achievement Award:

    CCAA: Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Stanislaus, Chico State, Sonoma State, California San Diego;
    Bloomfield, Caldwell, Chestnut Hill, Goldey-Beacom, Holy Family, University of the Sciences, Wilmington;
    CIAA: Virginia State;
    CC: Anderson, Barton, Coker, Limestone, Mount Olive;
    ECC: Molloy, Saint Thomas Aquinas;
    GLIAC: Ferris State, Grand Valley State, Northern Michigan, Saginaw Valley State;
    GLVC: Bellarmine, Drury, Indianapolis, Maryville, Northern Kentucky, Rockhurst;
    GNAC: Western Washington;
    GSC: Alabama Huntsville, North Alabama, West Alabama, West Florida;
    HC: Dallas Baptist, Newman, Saint Edward's, Texas A&M International;
    Independent: Palm Beach Atlantic;
    Angelo State, Cameron, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Woman's;
    MIAA: Emporia State, Northwest Missouri State, Washburn;
    NE10: Bentley, Franklin Pierce, Le Moyne, Massachusetts Lowell, New Haven, Saint Anselm, Southern Connecticut State, Southern New Hampshire, Stonehill;
    Mary, Minnesota Crookston, Upper Iowa, Wayne State;
    PWC: Academy of Art, Chaminade, Notre Dame de Namur;
    PBC: Armstrong Atlantic State, Augusta State, Flagler, Francis Marion, Montevallo;
    PSAC: Cheyney, East Stroudsburg, Gannon, Kutztown, Mansfield, Slippery Rock, West Chester;
    RMAC: Adams State, Fort Lewis, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Western State College of Colorado;
    SAC: Newberry;
    SIAC: Clark Atlanta, Kentucky State;
    SSC: Eckerd, Florida Southern, Lynn, Nova Southeastern, Saint Leo;
    WVIAC: Charleston, Pittsburgh Johnstown, Seton Hill, Shepherd, and West Virginia Wesleyan.

    About 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 46th year. For more information on NACDA and the 11 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.