August 22, 2014

Forty-Eight Merrimack Student-Athletes Earn D2ADA Academic Achievement Award

Forty-Eight Merrimack Student-Athletes Earn D2ADA Academic Achievement Award

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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – On the heels of yet another successful academic and athletic year both on the playing venues and in the classrooms, nearly 50 of Merrimack College’s student-athletes saw their names recognized by the Division II Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Award for the 2013-14 academic year, as announced Friday.

In total, 48 student-athletes who donned the Navy and Gold last fall, winter and spring were honored for their success in the classroom in 2013-14, as Merrimack joined nine other Northeast-10 Conference departments to be named recipients of the annual honor.

Merrimack boasted the fourth-most student-athletes among the recognized NE-10 representatives, accounting for over 10 percent of the NE-10’s 447 total representatives. The ten member institutions were tied for second most among all Division II Conferences.

A total of 155 institutions and a record number of student-athletes (6,949) were recognized for the 2013-14 Academic Achievement Awards. 

In order to qualify for the 2013-14 D2ADA Academic Achievement Award, student-athletes must have posted 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), and have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last academic year.

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