D2ADA Honors Coker Student-Athletes

D2ADA Honors Coker Student-Athletes

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) announced the 2013-14 recipients of the D2ADA Academic Achievement Awards today. The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level. Coker College had 46 student-athletes honored with an award.

“To have 46 of our student-athletes honored for an academic achievement is outstanding,” said vice president of athletics and facilities Lynn Griffin. “Last year we had 37 honored with this award, and to have that number increase to 46 this year shows the continued commitment our student-athletes have to succeeding in the classroom. I am very proud of all of the accomplishments of these fine student-athletes.”

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 D2ADA. 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 of college level work; and have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last academic year.

A total of 158 institutions and a record number of student-athletes (7,074) were recognized for the 2013-14 Academic Achievement Awards. 

Coker was one of four schools in the South Atlantic Conference to have student-athletes recognized. The others were Newberry College, Queens University of Charlotte and Wingate University.

The following student-athletes were honored by D2ADA:

Men’s Basketball

Jonathon  Gardner
Sean  Preston


Tyler Bires
Korbin Causey
Andrew Goot
Jack Leech
Sammy Song
Shane Wilder

Men’s Golf

Josh Clay

Men’s Lacrosse

Dylan Marks
Ryan Vento

Men’s Soccer

Fatjon Cake
Ian Fellez
Atticus Lum
Brendan McCarron
Tyler Staub

Men’s Tennis

James Corfield
William Marrafao
Tom Sizeland
Andre Staab

Men’s Volleyball

Devion Whetstone

Men’s Cross Country

Dylan Bates

Women’s Basketball

Aneka Dixon
Kelley Godbout
Heidrun Kristmundsdottir

Women’s Golf

Sara Allen
Tensley  Clowser
Taylor Demby
Mallory Thompkins

Women’s Lacrosse

Millie Rogers


Lauren Brailsford
Stacy Burr

Women’s Soccer

Heather Blaschke
Katie Cooper
Danielle Goerler
Lizz Morris

Women’s Volleyball

Celia Duggan
Katie McElveen
Mindy Morris

Women’s Cross Country

Ashley Thompkins
Naomi Watson
Hannah Weibel