FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NE10 Posts Second-Higest Total Among All NCAA Division II Conferences
MANSFIELD, Mass. - 941 Northeast-10 Conference student-athletes received the 2016-17 Division II Athletics Directors Association Achievement Award, the association announced recently. Bentley led the way from the NE10 with 117 selections, while Adelphi was second in the conference with 109 student-athletes honored.
13 of the 15 NE10 member institutions had student-athletes that were eligible for this program. Of those, ten schools had at least 50 student-athletes honored. To see the complete list of student-athletes by NE10 institution, see below.
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference led the way with 1,022 selections overall.
"As an Officer for the D2 ADA Board, I have been pleased to see the increase in the number of student-athletes recognized for their academic achievements," said D2 ADA President Scott Wiegandt, director of athletics at Bellarmine University. "This program is a point of pride for our current D2 ADA member institutions and a great way to recognize the achievements of their 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. A record total of 10,644 student-athletes from 183 institutions across the country were recognized for the 2016-17 Academic Achievement Awards.
To be eligible, student-athletes must meet the following:
- 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
NE10 ADA Selections by Instiution
Adelphi - 109
American International - 46
Assumption - 52
Bentley - 117
Le Moyne - 94
Merrimack - 89
New Haven - 40
Pace - 79
Saint Anselm - 23
Saint Michael's - 83
Southern Connecticut - 60
Southern New Hampshire - 83
Stonehill - 66
Some reporting for this release provided by the D2 ADA Staff
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.
ABOUT THE NE10
The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.
Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.