WAYNE – For a program that is in its 14th year recognizing academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level several Wayne State College individuals were showcased.
According to a release from the Wayne State Athletics office, the Division 2 Athletic Directors Association (D2 ADA) has announced the D2 Academic Achievement Awards for the 2020-21 academic year.
A record breaking 16,262 student-athletes from 188 NCAA Division II institutions were recognized with the award, including 10 NSIC schools and 952 student-athletes from the Northern Sun Conference. Wayne State College had 89 student-athletes earning the award with highlighted sports being baseball (six), football (15), men’s basketball (three), men’s track & field/cross country (11), volleyball (13), women’s basketball (eight), softball (eight), women’s golf (one), women’s track & field/cross country (15) and women’s soccer (nine).
For the third consecutive year, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) has the largest number of student-athlete honorees with 1,466 closely followed by the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) with 1,216 and Northeast 10 Conference (NE10) with 1,181.
Leaders among the NSIC included Minnesota State-Mankato (129), Winona State University (122), University of Mary (109), University of Sioux Falls (108) and Concordia-St. Paul (101). Others came from Minnesota Duluth (93), Wayne State College (89), MSU Moorhead (87), Minot State University (69) and Minnesota Crookston (45).
Wayne State College student-athletes: DIIADAAcademicTemplate2021
In order for a student-athlete to receive a D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award, he/she must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and have attended a minimum of two years of college level work while being an active member of an intercollegiate team during the last academic year.