49 Lees-McRae student-athletes receive D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award

49 Lees-McRae student-athletes receive D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A total of 49 student-athletes from Lees-McRae College received 2018-19 Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Awards Monday afternoon.

The 49 Bobcats were among 493 student-athletes from the Conference Carolinas institutions to receive this honor. Overall, there were 11,660 student-athletes from 185 NCAA Division II institutions recognized with this award.

"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

For the complete list of honorees from Lees-McRae click HERE.

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