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Division 2 ADA Announces 2014-15 Academic Achievement Award Winners

Aug. 13, 2015

CLEVELAND -- The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) announced the 2014-15 recipients of the D2ADA Academic Achievement Awards. The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division 2 level.

A total of 150 institutions and a record number of student-athletes (7,486) are being recognized for the 2014-15 Academic Achievement Awards. For the third straight year, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) had the most student-athletes honored with 973, a record-high for the program, followed by the Northern Sun (NSIC) with 869 student-athletes being provided with this award.

"The D2 ADA continuously strives to recognize the outstanding student-athletes in our division, and we would like to thank and congratulate the institutions that took part in honoring the 2014-15 Academic Achievement Award winners," stated D2ADA President Fran Reidy, director of athletics at Saint Leo University.  "As an additional platform to showcase outstanding student-athletes, this award allows the D2ADA to highlight the efforts in the classroom, as well as on the playing field."

In order for a student-athlete to receive an Academic Achievement Award, the athletics director of the Division 2 institution MUST BE a CURRENT dues paying member of the D2ADA. 

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

About D2ADA: The D2ADA 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 2 athletics directors. For more information about the D2ADA, please visit www.div2ada.com. The D2ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 51st year. For more information on NACDA and the 14 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.



For a complete listing of names per institution, please contact Erin Dengler at edengler@nacda.com.

The following institutions submitted student-athletes (#) for the Division 2 ADA Academic Achievement Award:

Institution # Nominees Institution # Nominees
California Collegiate Mountain East
Cal Poly Pomona 33 Notre Dame College 49
California State University - Monterey Bay 34 University of Charleston 64
Chico State University 28 University of Virginia Wise 17
Humboldt State University 40 Urbana University 43
Sonoma State University 39 173
174 Northeast 10
CACC Assumption College 48
Bloomfield College 21 Bentley 98
Caldwell College 51 Le Moyne College 87
Felician College 28 Pace University 36
Georgian Court University 24 Southern Connecticut State University 37
Goldey Beacom College 21 Southern New Hampshire University 70
Holy Family University 30 Stonehill College 53
Philadelphia University 67 University of New Haven 45
University of the Sciences 27 474
Wilmington University 43 NSIC
312 Augustana College 62
CIAA Bemidji State University 39
Chowan University 32 Concordia University St Paul 70
Shaw University 5 Minnesota State University Moorhead 67
Virginia State University 21 Minnesota State University, Mankato 75
58 Minot State University 41
Conference Carolinas Northern State University 88
Erskine College 23 St. Cloud State University 76
King University 79 University of Mary 64
Limestone College 161 University of Minnesota - Crookston 32
University of Mount Olive 58 University of Minnesota - Duluth 53
321 University of Sioux Falls 60
ECC Wayne State College 58
Dowling College 42 Winona State University 84
LIU Post 68 869
Mercy College 37 PacWest
Molloy College 44 Academy of Art University 10
Queen's College 28 BYU - Hawaii 35
St. Thomas Aquinas College 31 California Baptist University 38
University of the District of Columbia 17 Chaminade University 20
267 Dixe State University  64
Great American Conference Dominican University of California 49
East Central University 57 Fresno Pacific University 39
Northwestern Oklahoma State University 22 Hawaii Pacific University 40
University of Arkansas Monticello 27 Holy Names University 22
106 Notre Dame de Namur University 17
GLIAC Point Loma Nazarene University 40
Ashland University 73 374
Grand Valley State University 103 Peach Belt
Lake Erie College 61 Armstrong State University 24
Michigan Tech University 76 Clayton State University 17
Saginaw Valley State University 68 Flagler College 28
381 Francis Marion University 38
GLVC Georgia College 45
Bellarmine University 62 Georgia Regents University 20
Maryville University 73 University of Montevallo 55
Missouri S&T 49 University of North Carolina Pembroke 36
University of Indianapolis 86 University of North Georgia 22
University of Southern Indiana 54 University of South Carolina Aiken 29
324 314
Central Washington University 43 Bloomsburg 56
Seattle Pacific University 50 California University of PA 70
Western Oregon University 32 Clarion University of PA 100
Western Washington University 33 East Stroudsburg University 65
158 Edinboro University 48
Gulf South Gannon University 89
Christian Brothers University 26 Kutztown University 64
Union University 31 Lock Haven University 50
University of North Alabama 30 Seton Hill University 129
University of West Florida 32 Shippensburg University 70
119 Slippery Rock University 78
Heartland University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown 24
Dallas Baptist University 36 West Chester University 93
Lubbock Christian University 43 936
Oklahoma Christian University 44 RMAC
Rogers State University 27 Black Hills State University 32
St. Edward's University 50 Fort Lewis College 42
St. Mary's University 48 Western New Mexico University 31
Texas A&M International University 30 Western State Colorado University 43
University of Arkansas Fort Smith 17 148
295 SIAC
Independent Albany State University 3
Palm Beach Atlantic University 34 Spring Hill College 44
34 47
Lone Star South Atlantic
Cameron University 11 Coker College 57
Texas A&M University Kingsville 20 Newberry College 72
Texas Woman's University 31 Queens University of Charlotte 97
62 Wingate University 67
MIAA 293
Emporia State University 65 Sunshine
Fort Hays State University 60 Barry University 48
Lindenwood University 126 Eckerd College 30
Missouri Southern State University 49 Florida Institute of Technology 83
Northeastern State University 27 Florida Southern College 87
Northwest Missouri State University 93 Lynn University 62
Pittsburg State University 67 Nova Southeastern University  57
University of Central Missouri 63 Rollins College 78
University of Central Oklahoma 53 Saint Leo University 83
University of Nebraska at Kearney 66 University of Tampa 50
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