Cameron with 43 student-athletes honored by D2 ADA

For Immediate Release

September 10, 2020

Cameron University Athletics

Kenton Means – Sports Information Director

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) announced the 2019-20 recipients of the D2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards. Cameron University had 43 student-athletes honored by the organization.

Of the 43 Aggie recipients, nine were from baseball, eight from softball, seven from women’s basketball, four from the volleyball team, three from men’s golf, women’s tennis, and women’s cross country/track and field, two from men’s basketball, women’s golf, and men’s cross country/track and field, and one member from the men’s tennis program were honored (two multi-sport athletes were recognized).

The Academic Achievement Awards, in its 13th year, is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level.

In total, there were 15,318 student-athletes from 201 institutions recognized for the 2019-20 Academic Achievement Awards. These numbers shattered the records for highest number of participating institutions and the largest number of student-athletes being nominated since the award program’s inception. For the second-straight year, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) has the largest number of student-athlete honorees with 1,365 total, closely followed by the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) with 1,333 and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) with 1,220.

“In a year when we can use all of the good news, the D2 ADA Officers and Board of Directors are proud to recognize the highest number of student-athletes with the Academic Achievement Award than ever before,” said D2 ADA President JR Smith, director of athletics at Chadron State College. “The nominations also came from a record number of institutions, showcasing the passion and dedication of our Association and Division II as a whole.”

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 D2 ADA.

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 (four semesters) of college level work
– have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last academic year

Below are the CU student-athletes who received the honor:

NAME Sport Class
Spencer Brown Baseball So.
Ryan Carter Baseball Jr.
Jayce Clem Baseball So.
Joseph Flood Baseball Jr.
Trey Longacre Baseball So.
Christian Lynch Baseball So.
Nate Pecota Baseball Sr.
Cole Pretorius Baseball So.
Alex Ward Baseball Jr.
Andrew Nguyen Men’s Basketball So.
Brock Schreiner Men’s Basketball So.
Jason Cousineau Men’s Cross Country/Track and Field So.
Steffen Riestenpatt Men’s Cross Country/Track and Field Sr.
Logan Durst Men’s Golf So.
Jordan Hardin Men’s Golf So.
Devin Whipple Men’s Golf Jr.
Jesus Villamizar Men’s Tennis So.
Ava Battese Women’s Basketball Sr.
Logan Collyer Women’s Basketball Jr.
Maighan Hedge Women’s Basketball So.
Jazmin Luster Women’s Basketball and Volleyball Jr.
Whitney Outon Women’s Basketball So.
Julie Shalkowski Women’s Basketball So.
McKenna Spikes Women’s Basketball Sr.
Hannah Anderson Women’s Golf So.
Allison Duffin Women’s Golf Sr.
Iona Roska Women’s Golf Jr.
Brenna Busby Softball Sr.
Callie Busby Softball Sr.
Khmari Edwards Softball So.
Kylie French Softball So.
Jaclyn Gray Softball Jr.
Raley Long Softball Sr.
Kaylyn Smith Softball Sr.
Breley Webb Softball So.
Pilar Jaurena Women’s Tennis So.
Melany Opolz Women’s Tennis Jr.
Alisa Savina Women’s Tennis Jr.
Keyanna Patterson Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field So.
Chloe Phillips Women’s Indoor Track and Field So.
Sarah Wright Volleyball and Women’s Indoor Track and Field So.
Caitlyn Henderson Volleyball Fr.
Arianna Navarrete Volleyball Fr.

Kenton Means, ‘15

Sports Information Director – Cameron University

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