Cavaliers Rank 2nd in D2 for D2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards

Cavaliers Rank 2nd in D2 for D2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards

NORTH CANTON, Ohio – The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) announced the 2021-22 recipients of the D2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards on Tuesday (August 2).

Among the record 16,639 student-athletes from 169 D2 institutions, Walsh University ranked second in the nation with 247 award winners. The Cavaliers were in a 1-2 sweep from the Great Midwest Athletic Conference after the University of Findlay (273) topped the list.

"We are incredibly proud of the achievements that our student-athletes have accomplished this year in the classroom, in the community and in athletics," said Interim Vice President of Athletics/Athletic Director Jason Fautas. "This academic achievement of being ranked second in the country is a combination of hard work, dedication and commitment to being the best in the classroom while being a Division II student-athlete."

Walsh University D2 ADA Awards

To be eligible for the Academic Achievement Award, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or more, been at least a sophomore (four semesters) and an active member of the program.

Great Midwest Athletic Conference Listing

Ashland University 112
Cedarville University 180
Hillsdale College 97
Lake Erie College 94
Tiffin University 196
University of Findlay 273
Walsh University 247

About D2 ADA: The D2 ADA 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. For more information about the D2 ADA, please visit The D2 ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 58h year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit