58 Student-Athletes Earn Academic Achievement Award
CLEVELAND—A record-high 58 student-athletes representing all of Lynn University’s 11 varsity sports garnered Division 2 Athletics Director Association 2011-12 Academic Achievement Awards as announced on Thursday.
Lynn’s men’s soccer team totaled 18 award winners followed by women’s soccer with eight, men’s golf with six, volleyball, women’s golf and men’s tennis with five, men’s basketball with four, softball, women’s golf and women’s tennis with two and baseball with one.
“We are very excited to have once again been recognized for our student-athletes’ outstanding achievements in the classroom,” said Athletic Director Dr. Kristen Migliano. “Our rich tradition in the classroom is a testament to our fantastic support across campus and the dedication of our coaches and student-athletes.”
Six additional SSC schools were among those with student-athletes recognized for the award. Barry totaled 45 award winners, Florida Southern collected 52, Nova Southeastern tallied 44, Rollins amassed 60, Saint Leo posted 63 and Tampa came in with 47.
“We are all proud of the way our student-athletes achieve success in the classroom here at Lynn," said Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Services Sara Quatrocky. "You have to give credit to the coaches, as they have all recruited some very bright and passionate students to Lynn who excel on the courts, fields, and more importantly, in the classroom.”
A record number of institutions (118) and student-athletes (4,492) 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 and the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) with 398 student-athletes.
In order to qualify for the award, student-athletes must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, completed a minimum of two years (four semesters) of college level work and have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last academic year.