August 15, 2012

Tornado Names Abundant in D2ADA Academic Awards

King placed 72 student-athletes on the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards list, released Aug. 15.

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Division II Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) announced the 2011-12 recipients of the D2ADA Academic Achievement Awards. King College was among 118 institutions across 23 conferences and independents that placed athletes on the list, finishing with 72 student-athletes earning the award. The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level.

Of King’s 72 student-athletes named to the D2ADA Academic Achievement Award List, Lady Tornado Track & Field and Basketball led with seven people per team named to the list. All of King’s 19 NCAA varsity sports were represented on the list. A complete list of all the student-athletes honored is featured below.

The D2ADA Academic Achievements collected add to an extensive list of academic accolades collected by King athletic teams over the 2011-12 school year. Those awards include housing 77 conference All-Academic honorees, five Conference Carolinas Student-Athletes of the Year, and one Capital One Academic All-American. In July, King Women’s Basketball was announced to have the second-highest team grade point average in Division II while possessing the third highest team GPA across all collegiate divisions while Women’s Volleyball was recently presented an AVCA Team Academic award.

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 II 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." 

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 D2ADA and student-athletes must meet the following criteria:

  • 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
 

KING COLLEGE

First Name

Last Name

Sport

Trevor

Wentt

Men's Wrestling

Tyler

Crowder

Men's Basketball

Brandon

Crompton

Men's Basketball

Taylor

Dix

Cross Country

Naseem

Haje

Cross Country

Danielle

Alfano

Cross Country

Danielle

Beauvais

Cross Country

Evan

Ferrell

Cross Country

Kendra

Sokol

Cross Country

Hannah

Witt

Cross Country

Aaron

Smith

Indoor/Outdoor Track

Tyler

Stanley

Indoor/Outdoor Track

Naseem

Haje

Indoor/Outdoor Track

Taylor

Dix

Indoor/Outdoor Track

Seth

Peltier

Indoor/Outdoor Track

Danielle

Beauvais

Indoor/Outdoor Track

Evan

Ferrell

Indoor/Outdoor Track

Emily

Reynolds

Indoor/Outdoor Track

Kendra

Sokol

Indoor/Outdoor Track

Hannah

Witt

Indoor/Outdoor Track

Ashley

Ruth

Indoor/Outdoor Track

Callie

Todt

Indoor/Outdoor Track

Mikki

Oliver

Women's Basketball

Sara

Mitchell

Women's Basketball

Brittany

Fields

Women's Basketball

Kelly

Jackson

Women's Basketball

Brooke

Johnson

Women's Basketball

Brittney

Watson

Women's Basketball

Jana

Gross

Women's Basketball

Seth

Hale

Men’s Tennis

Jose

Avila

Men’s Tennis

Pablo

Vidal

Men’s Tennis

Patrick

Jones

Men’s Tennis

Leonardo

Brigato

Men’s Tennis

Sarah

Anderson

Women’s Tennis

Eden

Sherrod

Women’s Tennis

Kelsey

Copeland

Women’s Tennis

 

First Name

Last Name

Sport

Esther

Gandarias

Women's Golf

Malorie

McBride

Women's Golf

Jacob

Strang

Men's Swimming

Greg

Taylor

Men's Swimming

Kelsey

Copeland

Women's Swimming

Malorie

McBride

Women's Swimming

Kelsey

Wiese

Women's Swimming

Grace

Bier

Women's Swimming

Nichole

Miller

Women's Swimming

Caroline

Gentry

Women’s Soccer

Lauren

Kist

Women’s Soccer

Abbey

Kitts

Women’s Soccer

Hannah

Shankel

Women’s Soccer

Stephanie

Wettin

Women’s Soccer

Tiffany

Harris

Softball

Christy

Kooch

Softball

Cassie

Ringstaff

Softball

Fallon

Thomas

Softball

Caleb

Correll

Baseball

Anthony

McCoy

Baseball

Cody

Snyder

Baseball

Reiss

Stanley

Baseball

Bryant

Walker

Baseball

Thomas

Tilson

Baseball

Tiffany

Baines

Women's Volleyball

Kelsey

Griffitts

Women's Volleyball

Kirsten

Hamel

Women's Volleyball

Jessica

Hammond

Women's Volleyball

Ashley

Pittman

Women's Volleyball

Sarah

Van Goethem

Women's Volleyball

Jeremy

Funk

Men's Volleyball

Michael

Koebel

Men's Volleyball

Mathew

Kilgus

Men’s Soccer

Colby

Childress

Men’s Soccer

Peter

Griffith

Men’s Soccer

 

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 II 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.