BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University had 87 student-athletes receive academic achievement awards from the D2 Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA). The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level.
King ranked second among Conference Carolinas schools with 87 student-athletes selected for the D2ADA Academic Achievement Award. Limestone College led the way for Conference Carolinas and the Southeast Region that includes the Peach Belt Conference and South Atlantic Conference with 189 recipients. King was fourth among the region schools with 87 recipients as Conference Carolinas led the region with 517 recipients.
The Tornado women's volleyball team led the way for King teams with 11 student-athletes earning the award. The softball team followed with 10 recipients and the baseball team had nine 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. The student-athlete must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, have attended a minimum of two years of college level work and have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last semester.