Fourteen Eckerd College student-athletes were named as recipients of the 2012-13 NCAA Division II Academic Achievement Award sponsored by the Division II Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA).
A record number of institutions and student-athletes were recognized for the 2012-13 Academic Achievement Awards. The Pennsylvania State Athletic Association 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 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) with 635 student-athletes being acknowledged with this award.
The Sunshine State Conference, which has topped all Division II conference in academic success rate (ASR) for the last six years, had 456 student-athletes honored, representing all nine institutions.
“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 II 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 II institution must be a 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 and have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last academic year.
2012-13 D2ADA Academic Achievement Award Recipients from Eckerd College