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Division 2 ADA Announces 2016-17 Academic Achievement Award Winners

Aug. 25, 2017

CLEVELAND -- The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) announced the 2016-17 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.

In total, a record 10,644 student-athletes from 183 institutions are being recognized for the 2016-17 Academic Achievement Awards. For the fifth-consecutive year, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) had the most student-athletes honored with 1,022, followed by the Northeast-10 Conference (NE10) with 941 student-athletes, and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) with 865 selections.

"As an Officer for the D2 ADA Board, I have been pleased to see the increase in the number of student-athletes recognized for their academic achievements," said D2 ADA President Scott Wiegandt, director of athletics at Bellarmine University. "This program is a point of pride for our current D2 ADA member institutions and a great way to recognize the achievements of their student athletes. On behalf of the D2 ADA we celebrate these academic accolades and are proud of your accomplishments."

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 D2 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 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 53rd 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 25 Notre Dame College 49
California State University - Monterey Bay 33 Shepherd University 36
California State University - East Bay 48 University of Charleston 78
Chico State University 35 Urbana University 44
Sonoma State University 42 207
University of California San Diego 60 Northeast 10
243 Adelphi University 109
CACC American International College 46
Bloomfield College 23 Assumption College 52
Caldwell University 50 Bentley University 117
Chestnut Hill College 65 Le Moyne College 94
Dominican College 19 Merrimack College 89
Felician University 27 Pace University 79
Georgian Court University 43 Saint Anselm College 23
Goldey-Beacom College 25 Saint Michael's College 83
Holy Family University 23 Southern Connecticut State University 60
Philadelphia University 76 Southern New Hampshire University 83
Post University 43 Stonehill College 66
University of the Sciences 34 University of New Haven 40
Wilmington (DE) College 39 941
467 NSIC
CIAA Bemidji State University 57
Bowie State University 9 Minnesota State University Moorhead 68
Saint Augustine's University 25 Minnesota State University Mankato 86
Virginia State University 35 Minot State University 37
69 Northern State University 99
Conference Carolinas Southwest Minnesota State University 58
Barton College 51 St. Cloud State University 75
Belmont Abbey College 56 University of Mary 76
Converse College 22 University of Minnesota Crookston 47
Erskine College 21 University of Minnesota Duluth 38
King University 82 University of Sioux Falls 89
Lees-McRae College 58 Wayne State (NE) College 57
Limestone College 129 Winona State University 78
University of Mount Olive 62 865
481 Pacific West Conference
ECC Academy of Art University 25
Daemen College 32 Azusa Pacific University 72
Mercy College 41 Biola University 61
Molloy College 55 BYU-Hawai'i 55
NYIT 47 California Baptist University 99
Queen's College 32 Concordia University Irvine 41
Roberts Wesleyan College 73 Dixie State University 61
St. Thomas Aquinas College 36 Dominican University of California 46
University of the District of Columbia 19 Hawai'i Pacific University 44
355 Holy Names University 39
Great American Conference Notre Dame de Namur University 28
East Central University 33 Point Loma Nazarene University 61
Henderson University 27 University of Hawai'i at Hilo 23
60 655
GLIAC Peach Belt
Ashland University 76 Armstrong State University 34
Grand Valley State University 108 Clayton State University 8
Michigan Technological University 100 Flagler College 42
Tiffin University 141 Francis Marion University 23
University of Findlay 139 Georgia College 51
Wayne State University 82 Georgia Southwestern State University 16
646 UNC Pembroke 39
GLVC University of Montevallo 64
Bellarmine University 89 University of North Georgia 47
Lewis University 87 University of South Carolina Aiken 30
Maryville University 69 354
Missouri S&T 65 PSAC
Rockhurst University 106 Bloomsburg University 82
Truman State University 116 California University of Pennsylvania 60
University of Illinois Springfield 56 East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania 100
University of Indianapolis 110 Edinboro University 51
689 Indiana University of Pennsylvania 102
GMAC Kutztown University 80
Davis & Elkins College 61 Lock Haven University 59
Kentucky Wesleyan College 42 Mansfield University of Pennsylvania 27
Malone College 50 Seton Hill University
143
153 Shippensburg University 81
GNAC Slippery Rock University
93
Central Washington University 63 University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown 27
Concordia University Portland 43 West Chester (PA) University 117
Northwest Nazarene University 47 1,022
Seattle Pacific University 56 RMAC
Simon Fraser University 11 Black Hills State University 38
Western Oregon University 52 Colorado State University-Pueblo 97
Western Washington University 42 Fort Lewis College 48
318 Metro State University - Denver 42
Gulf South Regis University 65
Christian Brothers University 25 University of Colorado Colorado Springs 37
Lee University 69 Western State Colorado University 39
Union University 35 366
University of North Alabama 40 South Atlantic
University of West Alabama 39 Anderson University 58
University of West Florida 72 Coker College 66
University of West Georgia 43 Lenoir-Rhyne University 74
323 Wingate University 77
Heartland 275
Dallas Baptist University 39 SIAC
Oklahoma Christian University 66 Albany (GA) State University 7
Rogers State University 41 Central State University 8
St. Edward's University 55 Spring Hill College 44
St. Mary's (TX) University 63 59
Texas A&M International University 19 Sunshine State
283 Barry University 70
Independent Eckerd College 28
Palm Beach Atlantic University 41 Embry-Riddle (FL) Aeronautical University 61
41 Florida Southern College 150
Lone Star Lynn University 75
Cameron University 15 Nova Southeastern University 69
Texas A&M University-Commerce 51 Rollins College 180
Texas A&M University-Kingsville 33 Saint Leo University 72
Texas Woman's University 34 University of Tampa 59
West Texas A&M University 74 764
Western New Mexico University 31
238
MIAA
Emporia State University 79
Fort Hays State University 60
Lincoln University 29
Lindenwood University 117
Missouri Southern State University 44
Northeastern State University 37
Northwest Missouri State University 102
Pittsburg State University 76
University of Central Missouri 91
University of Central Oklahoma 63
University of Nebraska Kearney 83
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