» «
Division 2 ADA Announces 2015-16 Academic Achievement Award Winners

Aug. 17, 2016

CLEVELAND -- The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) announced the 2015-16 recipients of the D2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards. The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level.

A total of 156 institutions and a record number of student-athletes (8,072) are being recognized for the 2015-16 Academic Achievement Awards. For the fourth-straight year, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) had the most student-athletes honored with 846, followed by the Northeast-10 Conference with 842 student-athletes being provided with this award.

"The number of student-athletes that are recognized for their academic achievements continues to grow each year. I am so pleased the D2 ADA membership participates annually in this important initiative that showcases the academic efforts of our extremely talented student-athletes," stated D2 ADA President Pennie Parker, director of athletics at Rollins College.

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 D2 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

About D2 ADA: The D 2ADA 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 D2 ADA, please visit www.div2ada.com. The D2 ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 52nd year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.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 31 Notre Dame College 54
California State University - East Bay 36 Shepherd University 25
California State University - San Bernardino 29 University of Charleston 66
Chico State University 26 Urbana University 42
Sonoma State University 53 Wheeling Jesuit University 57
Stanislaus State 37 244
212 Northeast 10
CACC Adelphi University 106
Caldwell University 56 American International College 3
Chestnut Hill College 56 Assumption College 51
Felician University 26 Bentley University 90
Georgian Court University 35 Le Moyne College 104
Holy Family University 33 Merrimack College 90
Philadelphia University 64 Pace University 50
University of the Sciences 22 Saint Michael's College 68
292 Southern Connecticut State University 46
CIAA Southern New Hampshire University 111
Chowan University 27 Stonehill College 65
Saint Augustine's University 20 University of New Haven 58
Virginia State University 26 842
Conference Carolinas Minnesota State University Moorhead 58
Barton College 47 Minnesota State University Mankato 70
Belmont Abbey College 45 Minot State University 37
Erskine College 19 University of Minnesota Crookston 31
King University 66 University of Minnesota Duluth 47
Lees-McRae College 63 Winona State University 87
Limestone College 110 330
Pfeiffer University 79 PacWest
University of Mount Olive 63 Academy of Art University 13
492 Azusa Pacific University 54
ECC California Baptist University 98
LIU Post 85 Chaminade University 24
Mercy College 35 Concordia University Irvine 43
Molloy College 44 Dixie State University 58
Queen's College 10 Dominican University of California 39
Roberts Wesleyan College 75 Fresno Pacific University 31
St. Thomas Aquinas College 30 Holy Names University 22
University of the District of Columbia 20 Notre Dame de Namur University 24
299 Point Loma Nazarene University 63
Great American Conference University of Hawaii at Hilo 26
East Central University 46 495
Harding University 79 Peach Belt
Henderson State University 26 Armstrong State University 28
Northwestern Oklahoma State University 34 Augusta University 26
University of Arkansas Monticello 33 Clayton State University 10
218 Columbus State University 43
GLIAC Flagler College 23
Ashland University 84 Francis Marion University 12
Grand Valley State University 108 Georgia College 40
Lake Erie College 59 Georgia Southwestern State University 19
Lake Superior State University 24 UNC Pembroke 29
Malone University 53 University of Montevallo 61
University of Findlay 170 University of North Georgia 36
Wayne State University 65 University of South Carolina Aiken 33
563 360
Bellarmine University 70 Bloomsburg University 43
Lewis University 102 California University of Pennsylvania 59
Missouri S&T 62 East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania 75
University of Indianapolis 97 Edinboro University 41
University of Southern Indiana 54 Gannon University 99
University of Wisconsin-Parkside 52 Kutztown University 56
William Jewell College 70 Lock Haven University 61
507 Seton Hill University 123
G-MAC Shippensburg University
Kentucky Wesleyan College 28 Slippery Rock University 80
28 University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
GNAC West Chester University 97
Central Washington University 53 846
Western Oregon University 40 RMAC
93 Black Hills State University 35
Gulf South Metro State University - Denver 33
Christian Brothers University 15 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology 39
Union University 38 Western State Colorado University 49
University of West Alabama 31 156
University of West Florida 55 South Atlantic
University of West Georgia 38 Coker College 61
177 Newberry College 68
Heartland Wingate University 76
Dallas Baptist University 33 205
Oklahoma Christian University 56 SIAC
Rogers State University 34 Albany State University 5
St. Edward's University 36 Spring Hill College 63
Texas A&M International University 25 68
184 Sunshine State
Lone Star Barry University 58
Cameron University 12 Eckerd College 26
Eastern New Mexico State University 39 Florida Southern College 88
Texas A&M University-Commerce 41 Nova Southeastern University 42
Texas A&M University-Kingsville 33 Palm Beach Atlantic University 37
Texas Woman's University 36 Rollins College 101
161 Saint Leo University 70
MIAA University of Tampa 66
Emporia State University 72 488
Fort Hays State University 51
Lincoln University 26
Lindenwood University 107
Missouri Southern State University 36
Missouri Western State University 40
Northeastern State University 36
Northwest Missouri State University 112
Pittsburg State University 72
University of Central Missouri 76
University of Central Oklahoma 48
University of Nebraska Kearney 63