481 Conference Carolinas Student-Athletes Receive D2 ADA 2016-17 Academic Achievement Award

CLEVELAND, OHIO – A total of 481 student-athletes from eight member institutions represented Conference Carolinas as 2016-17 D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award winners, it was announced recently by the Division 2 Athletics Association (D2 ADA).

A total of 183 institutions and 10,644 student-athletes were recognized as 2016-17 Academic Achievement Award winners. 

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; and have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last academic year.

Limestone College led the way for Conference Carolinas with 129 recipients, while King University posted 82 award winners. University of Mount Olive managed 62 award recipients. Lees-McRae College notched 58 honorees, with Belmont Abbey College not far behind with 56. Closing out the award winners was Barton College with 51, Converse College with 22 and Erskine College with 21. 

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2016-17 D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award

Barton College - 51

Belmont Abbey College - 56

Converse College - 22

Erskine College - 21

King University - 82

Lees-McRae College - 58

Limestone College - 129

University of Mount Olive - 62


Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletics conference made up of 11 teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Converse College, Emmanuel College, Erskine College, King University, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, University of Mount Olive, North Greenville University, and Southern Wesleyan University. Emmanuel College is currently completing the NCAA Membership Process and will be fully competing in league championships in the near future.