87 MSUM Dragons earn D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award
87 MSUM Dragons student-athletes, including Crookston's Kathryn MacGregor, have received the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award. The Academic Achievement Awards, in its 14th year, is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level.
In total, there were a record breaking 16,262 student-athletes from 188 institutions recognized for the 2020-21 Academic Achievement Awards. This is the most student-athletes being recognized since the inception of the award's program.
"It is incredible to think that our athletes excelled in the classroom despite having to deal with the many stressors associated with COVID-19. To see once again that a record-breaking number of students are recipients of the D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award is simply astonishing," said Dr. Bren Stevens, Vice President for Athletics at the University of Charleston and current D2 ADA President. "I am extraordinarily impressed by the efforts of our member institutions to ensure that they provide special recognitions for their respective athletes, as they are certainly deserving."
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
Given the vast experiences institutions have had this year when it comes to participation, all athletes who meet bullet point items 1 and 2 are still eligible as long as they were still an active member of the roster during this academic year
Here is a list of the 87 MSUM Dragons student-ahtletes who recieved the award:
MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
SWIMMING & DIVING