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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Twelve Bowie State University Student-Athletes Chosen As 2013-14 D-IIADA Academic Achievement Award Winners

BOWIE, Md. - The Division-II Athletics Directors Association (D-IIADA) announced the 2013-2014 recipients of the D-IIADA Academic Achievement Awards. Twelve Bowie State University student-athletes were chosen as 2013-14 D-IIADA Academic Achievement Award winners. The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division-II level.

The 12 student-athletes awarded from Bowie State are:
Graduate students Uchechi Ahaiwe and Ashley Davis (Women's Basketball) juniors Cassandra Clayborne and Haley Flint along with seniors Mariela Hernandez and Adria Lewis (Softball), senior Symone Jordan (Volleyball) , junior Marcus King (Football), Channae Manning (Women's Tennis), Adrienne Tolson (Bowling) and junior Ayanna Tweedy (Women's Track).

“We are excited about our twelve student-athletes academic achievement in receiving this award”, said Interim Athletic Director Donna Polk. "This is a reflection of their commitment to success in the classroom and our coaches’ support for academics. We are proud to see our student-athletes recognized."

A total of 155 institutions and a record number of student-athletes (6,949) are being recognized for the 2013-14 Academic Achievement Awards. For the second straight year, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Association had 679 student-athletes honored, a record-high for the program, followed by the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) with 653 student-athletes. The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) had 68 student-athletes awarded from five institutions (Bowie State – 12, Chowan – 27, FSU – 4, Shaw – 13, and Virginia State – 12).

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 D-IIADA.

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

About D2ADA: The D2ADA 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 2 athletics directors. For more information about the D2ADA, please The D2ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 50th year. For more information on NACDA and the 14 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit

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