CLEVELAND – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) Athletic Department had 76 student-athletes named 2016-17 recipients of the Academic Achievement Award by the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA). The Academic Achievement Award is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level. The news was announced via a D2 ADA press release.
In order to be eligible for the accolade, a student-athlete must: (1) have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, (2) have attended a minimum of two years (four semesters) of college level work and (3) have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last academic year.
In total, a record 10,644 student-athletes from 183 institutions were recognized for the 2016-17 Academic Achievement Awards.
Jefferson led the way for Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) institutions with 76 student-athletes honored.
Including the Rams, there were 12 CACC schools recognized by D2 ADA including: Bloomfield, Caldwell, Chestnut Hill, Dominican, Felician, Georgian Court, Goldey-Beacom, Holy Family, Post, USciences and Wilmington), accounting for 467 student-athletes.
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 53rd year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.
RAMS STUDENT-ATHLETES HONORED BY D2 ADA
|First Name||Last Name||Sport|
|Sergei||Cendo||Men's Cross Country/Track|
|Ethan||Fadale||Men's Cross Country/Track|
|Alec||Fixl||Men's Cross Country/Track|
|Jacobo||Atri Salame||Men's Tennis|
|Naomi||Scharf||Women's Cross Country|
|Madeline||Conway||Women's Cross Country/Track|
|Gypsy Blue||Cooper||Women's Cross Country/Track|
|Victoria||Frisbie||Women's Cross Country/Track|
|Victoria||Hochuli||Women's Cross Country/Track|
|Erin||Raup||Women's Cross Country/Track|
|Maria||Santangelo||Women's Cross Country/Track|
|Jessica||Thies||Women's Cross Country/Track|
|Stephanie||Watson||Women's Cross Country/Track|
|Maria Soledad||Romero||Women's Rowing|
|Mariana||Teixeira Sampaio||Women's Tennis|
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