GAFFNEY, S.C. (courtesy golimestonesaints.com) — The Division 2 Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) announced the 2022-23 recipients of the D2ADA Academic Achievement Awards, with 148 Limestone University student-athletes receiving recognition, the fourth-most in the South Atlantic Conference.
The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division 2 level.
A record number of student-athletes (19,646) from 196 institutions were recognized for the 2022-23 academic achievement awards. The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) has the largest number of student-athlete honorees with 1,923 total followed by the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) with 1,814.
“This program continues to showcase the amazing student-athletes, and the impactful support of their coaches and staff, across our division 2 landscape. I want to congratulate all the recipients for earning the D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award,” said Kirby Garry, director of athletics at Cal State Monterey Bay and current D2 ADA President. “While the number of deserving student-athletes continues to increase annually, the number of institutions recognizing these individuals on campus also continues to trend upwards. We look forward to eclipsing the 200-institution barrier next year.”
To qualify for the academic achievement award, a student-athlete must have a 3.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale, 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.
Since the inception of the award’s program in 2007-08, there has been a total of 147,604 student-athlete nominees recognized for their academic achievements at the Division II level. To qualify for this honor student-athletes 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.