22 Student-Athletes Earn Academic Achievement Awards

Courtesy of
Brian Ramsey

tv Sports reflection 10dbCLEVELAND, Ohio — The Division 2 Athletic Directors Association announced the 2012-13 recipients of the D2ADA Academic Achievement Awards on Wednesday, Aug. 21 with 22 student-athletes from the University of Arkansas at Monticello making the list.

   In order for a student-athlete to receive a D2ADA academic achievement award, the athletic director of the Division 2 institution must be a current member of the organization, and the student-athlete must posses a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 higher, must have attended their current institution for a minimum of two years and must have been an active member of their respective team during the 2012-13 season.

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

   “These young men and women are true student-athletes,” said UAM Athletic Director Chris Ratcliff. “We are very proud of their accomplishments and their hard work both on and off the field.”


UAM’s 2012-13 D2ADA Academic Achievement Award winners are:

Bobby Bryan, Baseball

Sam Cason, Baseball/Cross Country

Alex Lang, Baseball

Ryan Reyes, Baseball/Cross Country

Katie Choate, Women’s Basketball

Raija McWright, Women’s Basketball

Catherine Puckett, Women’s Basketball

Candace Virgadamo, Women’s Basketball

Brittany Eitel, Softball

Summer Huddleston, Softball

Beth Johnson, Softball

Hannah Pendley, Softball

Maggie Sands, Softball

Channing Tharpe, Softball/Cross Country

Kody Coleman, Football

Grant Gill, Football

Dustin Presley, Football

Blake Washington, Football

Keli Inzer, Women’s Golf

Amy Bazemore, Volleyball

Tusalava Kuaea, Volleyball

Meagan Peters, Volleyball



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