Division 2 ADA Announces 2012-13 Academic Achievement Award Winners|
Aug 21, 2013 - Updated 9/3 4:00 pm ET
CLEVELAND -- The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) announced the 2012-13 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 record number of institutions (172) and student-athletes (6,930) are being recognized for the 2012-13 Academic Achievement Awards. The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference had 759 student-athletes honored, a record-high for the program, followed by the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) with 653 student-athletes being recognized and the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) with 635 student-athletes being acknowledged with this award.
"The D2ADA would like to thank and congratulate the institutions that took part in honoring the record-number of 6,854 student-athletes with 2012-13 Academic Achievement Awards," stated D2ADA President Anita Barker, director of athletics at Chico State University. "We continuously strive to recognize and honor deserving Division 2 student-athletes. This award gives us the platform to showcase these individuals and their 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:
The following institutions submitted student-athletes for the Division 2 ADA Academic Achievement Award:
MIAA - Central Missouri, Emporia State, Lincoln, Lindenwood, Missouri Southern State, Missouri Western State, Nebraska Kearney, Northeastern State, Pittsburg State, Southwest Baptist, Truman State, Washburn;
NSIC - Concordia St. Paul, Mary, Minnesota Crookston, Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota State Mankato, Minnesota State Moorhead, Minot State, Northern State, St. Cloud State, Upper Iowa, Wayne State College, Winona State;
SAC - Newberry;
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 49th year. For more information on NACDA and the 13 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.