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Bowie State athletes honored for academic achievements


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Published on: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

By Daniel Kucin Jr.

Nine Bowie State University student-athletes were honored at the Division II Athletics Directors Association Achievement Awards in Cleveland, Ohio.

The awards program recognizes the academic achievements of student-athletes at the Division II level. There was a record total of 169 institutions and 6,801 student-athletes recognized for the 2012-2013 Academic Achievement Awards.

The Bowie State University athletes who were honored include Kassandra Bishop (tennis), Cassandra Clayborne (softball), Megan Alexander (softball), Gregory Koepping (football), Hayley Flint (softball), Mariela Hernandez (softball), Iyabode Sodipo (tennis), Paige McIntosh (volleyball) and Ayanna Tweedy (track and field).

“I would like to congratulate our nine award winners,” Bowie State Athletic Director Anton Goff said. “It is a testament to their dedication and hard work in achieving a high level of success in the classroom and on the field and court. It is also a reflection of the priority that our coaches and staff put on academics. I am extremely proud to have our student-athletes recognized in this manner.”

In order to receive an Academic Achievement Award, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, have completed a minimum of two years of college level work, and have been a member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last academic year.

“The D2ADA would like to thank and congratulate the institutions that took part in honoring the record number of student-athletes with 2012-13 Academic Achievement Awards,” said D2ADA President Anita Barker, director of athletics at Chico State University. “We continuously strive to recognize and honor deserving Division II student-athletes. This award gives us the platform to showcase these individuals and their efforts in the classroom, as well as on the playing field.”

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