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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

9/19/2012 | General

CLEVELAND -- The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) announced the 2011-12 recipients of the D2ADA Academic Achievement Awards, which included 17 student-athletes from Benedict College. The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division 2 level.

Of Benedict's 17 honorees, seven were from track and field, while football had four. Benedict had the most honorees in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Kentucky State had nine and Clark Atlanta had eight.

A record number of institutions (118) and student-athletes (4,502) 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 4,502 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 2 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 2 institution MUST BE a CURRENT dues paying member of the D2ADA.

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

Benedict College

Name, Sport

Jalissa Clifford Track & Field

Whitney Martin Track & Field

Diana Perea Track & Field

Lache Williams Track & Field

Walter Cureton Track & Field

Annalace Nembhard Track & Field

Hardrien Choukrun Track & Field

Tarae Sweeting Softball/Volleyball

Jamila Winston Volleyball

Jessica Carswell Tennis

Darnell Howlett Tennis

Anthony Wik Golf

Miguel Carmona Football

Quintavis Cureton Football

Benjamin Walker Football

Dominic Silvera Football

Lashaundra Wyatt Softball/Volleyball

Source: Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA)