BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University had 66 student-athletes receive achievement awards from the D2 Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA). The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level.
The 66 recipients for King marked the third most of Conference Carolinas member schools, following Limestone College's 110 and Pfeiffer University's 79. That mark also ranked fifth in the southeast region which includes the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) and the South Atlantic Conference (SAC). The Tornado only trailed the two Conference Carolinas schools as well as SAC members Wingate University and Newberry College.
"This recognition is tremendous for our student athletes and validates the success they have both in and out of the classroom," athletic director David Hicks said.
The King baseball team led the way with 15 recipients while both the men's soccer and women's volleyball teams had eight recipients each.
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, and have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last academic year.