Fourteen CU Athletes Earn Academic Honors
CLEVELAND -- The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) announced the 2011-12 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. Fourteen of Chowan's student-athletes earned spots on this year's team.
Kendra Brooks (Bowling)
Sherry Lewis (Bowling)
Kayla Brady (Softball)
Allie Kolezynski (Softball)
Alex Allen (Softball)
Lacey Wildeboer (Softball)
Courtney Baker (Softball)
Tara Thomalla (Volleyball)
Brittney Moser (Women's Tennis)
Michael Strobel (Baseball)
Josh Catalano (Baseball)
Mark McGlone (Men's Basketball)
Scott Van Eck (Men's Tennis)
Payton Shadhad (Men's Soccer)
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."
In order for a student-athlete to receive an Academic Achievement Award, the athletics director of the Division 2 institutionMUST 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
The following institutions submitted student-athletes for the Division 2 ADA Academic Achievement Award:
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 48th year. For more information on NACDA and the 13 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visitwww.nacda.com.