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Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics Have 140 Recipients Of Academic Achievement Award

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics Have 140 Recipients of Academic Achievement Award

The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) has announced the 2019-20 recipients of the D2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards and Lenoir-Rhyne set a school record with 140 recipients. The Bears have had 123 award winners in each of the last two years which was the previous record, nearly doubling the mark of 74 from 2016-17.

The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level. In total, there were 15,214 student-athletes from 200 institutions recognized for the 2019-20 Academic Achievement Awards.

In order for a student-athlete to receive an Academic Achievement Award, the athletics director of the Division II institution MUST BE a CURRENT dues-paying member of the D2 ADA.

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

About D2 ADA: 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. For more information about the D2 ADA, please visit The D2 ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 55th year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit