28 Wolves earn Division 2 ADA Academic Achievement Award
August 15, 2012
CLEVELAND - The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) announced the 2011-12 recipients of the D2ADA Academic Achievement Awards, with 28 Newberry College student-athletes earning the award.
The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division 2 level. [Full D2ADA Release]
"We are all proud of our student-athletes who were recognized for this and other academic awards during the 2011-12 year," interim director of athletics Matt Finley said. "Maintaining a high grade point average while participating as a student-athlete isn't easy, and we applaud our Wolves for working hard to get the most out of the student-athlete experience."
A record number of institutions (118) and student-athletes (4,492) are being recognized for the 2011-12 Academic Achievement Awards. The Pennsylvania State Athletic Association had 557 student-athletes honored, a record-high for the program, followed by the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) with 400 student-athletes being recognized and the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) with 398 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 4,492 student-athletes with 2011-12 Academic Achievement Awards,” stated D2ADA President Anita Barker, director of athletics at Chico State University. “Recognizing and honoring deserving Division 2 student-athletes is a strategic goal of the D2ADA. This award gives us the platform to showcase these individuals and their efforts in the classroom, as well as on the playing field.”
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 and have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during their last academic year.
Newberry D2ADA Academic Achievement Award Winners