47 Storm Student-Athletes Receive D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award

47 Storm Student-Athletes Receive D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award

(CLEVELAND) - The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) announced the 2018-19 recipients of the D2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards. The Academic Achievement Awards, in its 12th year, is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level.

Lake Erie College had 47 student-athletes earn the accolades, the fourth-most of any team in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Overall, 522 G-MAC student-athletes were named on the list. Last year 49 Storm student-athletes were honored.

"The D2ADA Academic Achievement Awards earned by our junior and senior student-athletes are yet another example of championship performances in the classroom from the Storm," said Lake Erie College Director of Athletics Kelley Kish. "It is always an honor to recognize the academic success of our student-athletes and to have student-athletes from each sport recognized on this list is a point of pride for Lake Erie Athletics."

In total, there were 11,660 student-athletes from 185 institutions being recognized for the 2018-19 Academic Achievement Awards. This set the record for the most participation from institutions and the largest number of student-athletes being nominated. This year, the association has the most student-athletes being honored from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC), with 975, closely followed by the Northeast-10 Conference (NE10) with 974 and the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) with 791.

"I am very excited to see the highest number of student-athletes get recognized for their academic achievements this past year," said D2 ADA President Chris Ratcliff, director of athletics at Rogers State University. "The number of institutions recognizing their student-athletes' academic achievements continues to rise.  As a board, this is perhaps one of our biggest initiatives.  We see the value of acknowledging academic achievements.  This a way for our member institutions, through D2 ADA, to recognize our student-athletes."

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 www.div2ada.com. 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 www.nacda.com.

Division 2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards

Name

Sport

Academic Year Completed
(i.e. Sr., Jr., So.)

Paige Allen

Volleyball

SO

Breanna Bauer

Women's Basketball

JR

Patrick Bay

Men's Lacrosse

GR

Timothy Bay

Men's Lacrosse

GR

Nicholas Boggs

Wrestling

SR

Morgan Briggs

Volleyball

SR

Leah Buck

Softball

JR

Michelle Burke

Women's Lacrosse

SR

Josie Chaddock

Women's Basketball and T&F

SR

Megyn Christensen

Women's Basketball

SR

Allyson Deemer

Softball

SR

Holland Erb

Women's Soccer

SR

Peyton Frankovich

Women's Soccer

SR

Forrest Glogouski

Wrestling

GR

Luca Hartman

Women's Track & Field

JR

Soren Jaffe

Men's Cross Country

SR

Erron James

Men's Basketball

SR

Alyssa Johnson

Softball

SR

Carley Kandel

Women's Soccer

JR

Crystal Kedroske

Volleyball

SR

Gabriel Kyndard

Men's Basketball

SR

Mackenzie Levine

Women's Lacrosse

SR

Johanna Moeller

Women's Track & Field

SR

Hailey Nielsen

Volleyball and Track & Field

SR

Chloe Nottingham

Women's Lacrosse

SR

Omar Oliveros Alvarez

Men's Soccer

SR

Kaitlyn Peacock

Softball

SR

Kristin Peacock

Softball

SR

Joseph Pearce

Men's Track & Field

SO

Tashelle Peigan

Volleyball

SR

Jessica Pepera

Women's Soccer

GR

Leah Pollifrone

Women's Soccer

JR

Marina Puhalj

Women's Soccer

JR

Nathan Quinn

Men's Lacrosse

SR

Harrison Riggs

Men's Basketball

JR

Courtney Rosebrook

Volleyball

JR

Emily Scheppner

Women's Soccer

JR

Conor Sharkey

Men's Lacrosse

SR

Sophie Sonneman

Women's Basketball

GR

Anna Spin

Women's Lacrosse

SR

Alexis Thomas

Volleyball

GR

Paige Tranchida

Women's Track & Field

SR

Elems Ukwu Jr.

Football

GR

Anthony Vitale

Men's Lacrosse

GR

Chelsey Warlick

Women's Soccer

SR

Ryan Watson

Men's Soccer

SR

Ashley West

Women's Basketball and T&F

SR