The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) recently announced 44 Spring Hill College (SHC) student-athletes are 2016-17 recipients of the D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award. The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level.
The 2016-17 SHC recipients included men and women from soccer, tennis, basketball, softball, baseball, outdoor track, cross county, golf, volleyball and beach volleyball. A full list of award recipients can be found on the Spring Hill College Athletics website, SHCBadgers.com.
“Our athletes do not only play to the best of their ability for our college, but they are also some of our strongest students, academically,” said President Christopher P. Puto, PhD. “I commend these dedicated individuals and the coaches and professors who help them achieve their highest potential as an SHC student.”
In order for a student-athlete to receive an Academic Achievement Award, they 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. In addition, the athletics director of the Division II institution must be a current member of the D2 ADA.
In total, a record 10,644 student-athletes from 183 institutions are being recognized for the 2016-17 Academic Achievement Awards.
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.