August 20, 2008
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Northern Michigan University has been selected by the Division II Athletics Directors Association (Dii ADA) as an inaugural recipient of the DII ADA Academic Achievement Award presented by WeatherPORT. The Academic Achievement Award is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level.
NMU was one of 67 institutions who participated in the 2007-08 awards programs and 2,188 student-athletes were recognized. The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) led the way with 214 student-athletes honored. NMU along with Findlay, Michigan Tech and Wayne State University had student-athletes selected.
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 DII ADA.
Also, the student-athlete must:
*have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 higher on a 4.0 scale
*have attended a minimum of two years (four semesters) of college level work
*have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last academic year
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