D2ADA Honors Coker Student-Athletes

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) announced the 2012-13 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 2 level.  Coker College had 37 student-athletes honored with an award.

“To have 37 of our athletes honored for an academic achievement is fantastic,” said vice president of athletics and facilities Lynn Griffin. “They have shown continued commitment to the classroom, and our dedicated faculty has played a large role in the academic success of our athletes. It’s great to see the student-athletes rewarded for their hard work.”

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 record number of institutions (169) and student-athletes (6,801) were recognized for the 2012-13 Academic Achievement Awards. 

Coker was one of five schools in Conference Carolinas to have student-athletes recognized. The others were Barton College, Erskine College, King College and Mount Olive College.

The following student-athletes were honored by D2ADA:

Men’s basketball

  • Jonathon Gardner
  • Andrew Morris

Baseball

  • Lucas Britt
  • Andrew Goot
  • Zachary Durham
  • Kyle Gallman
  • Taylor Martin
  • TJ Sinnott
  • Sammy Song

Men’s golf

  • Joshua Clay
  • Luke Coats
  • Matthew Kreider

Men’s lacrosse

  • Steven Marciano
  • Dylan Marks
  • Ryan Vento

Men’s soccer

  • Atticus Lum
  • Brendan McCarron
  • Tyler Staub
  • James Sweeney

Men's tennis

  • James Corfield

Men's Cross Country

  • Thaddeus Sulek

Softball

  • Lauren Brailsford
  • Stacy Burr

Women’s soccer

  • Morgan Hartline
  • Sarah Kinsey
  • Melanie McGrath
  • Lizz Morris
  • Millie Rogers
  • Carrie Stokes

Women’s volleyball

  • Katelyn McElveen
  • Mindy Morris
  • Samatha Celek
  • Jessica Garrett

Women's basketball

  • Priscilla Fenty
  • Kelley Godbout

Women’s golf

  • Sara Allen
  • Mallory Thompkins

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 II athletics directors. The D2ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). For more information about the D2ADA, please visit www.div2ada.com. For more information on NACDA, please visit www.nacda.com.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations and marketing, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.