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Pfeiffer Athletics Recieves Academic Achievement Award from D2 Athletic Directors Association

CLEVELAND, O.H. - The Division Two 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 Two level. Pfeiffer University makes the list as one of six from Conference Carolinas.

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
• 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: 

CCAA: Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State East Bay, Cal State San Bernardino, Chico State, Sonoma State, UC San Diego

CACC: Bloomfield, Caldwell, Chestnut Hill, Felician, Georgian Court, Goldey-Beacom, Holy Family, Philadelphia, University of the Sciences

CIAA: Bowie State, Chowan, Fayetteville State, Johnson C. Smith, Lincoln, Saint Augustine's, Shaw, Virginia State

Conf. Carolinas: Barton, Coker, King, Limestone, Mount Olive, Pfeiffer

ECC: District of Columbia, Dowling, Molloy, Queens, Saint Thomas Aquinas

GAC: Arkansas Tech, Henderson State, Arkansas Monticello

GLIAC: Grand Valley State, Lake Erie, Malone, Michigan Tech, Wayne State Univ.

GLVC: Bellarmine, Drury, Illinois Springfield, Indianapolis, Northern Kentucky, Rockhurst

GNAC: Central Washington, Montana State Billings, Northwest Nazarene, Seattle Pacific, Simon Fraser, Western Washington

GSC: West Alabama, West Florida

HC: Dallas Baptist, Texas Permian Basin
Independent: Palm Beach Atlantic; South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

LSC: Abilene Christian, Angelo State, Cameron, Incarnate Word, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Woman's

MIAA: Emporia State, Northeastern State, Southwest Baptist, Washburn

NE10: Bentley, New Haven, Southern Connecticut State, Southern New Hampshire, Stonehill

NSIC: Concordia St. Paul, Mary, Minot State, Northern State, St. Cloud State, Upper Iowa, Wayne State College

PWC: Dixie State, Hawaii-Hilo

PBC: Armstrong Atlantic State, Flagler, Francis Marion, Georgia Southwestern State, Montevallo, North Carolina Pembroke, South Carolina Aiken

PSAC: Bloomsburg, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Gannon, Kutztown, Mansfield, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock, West Chester

RMAC: Adams State, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Western State College of Colorado

SIAC: Benedict, Clark Atlanta, Kentucky State

SAC: Newberry, Wingate

SSC: Barry, Florida Southern, Lynn, Nova Southeastern, Rollins, Saint Leo, Tampa

WVIAC: Pittsburgh Johnstown, Seton Hill, Shepherd

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 Two 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 visit www.nacda.com.

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