CLEVELAND, Ohio – The University of Minnesota Crookston athletic department had 52 student-athletes earn the 2019-20 Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Awards. The D2 ADA recognized 15,318 student-athletes from 201 institutions for the 2019-20 season. The overall recipients is the highest in 13 years. The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) had the third-most honorees in NCAA Division II with 1,220 honorees.

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
About D2 ADA: The D2 ADA 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 II athletics directors. For more information about the D2 ADA, please visit The D2 ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 56th year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit


Story Contact: Shawn Smith