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Bowie State Athletics Features 13 Student-Athletes on D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award

Bowie State Athletics Features 13 Student-Athletes on D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award

BOWIE, MD — The Division II Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) announced the 2022-23 recipients of the D2ADA Academic Achievement Awards. Now in its 16th year, Bowie State had 13 student-athletes named to the list that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level.

“The foundation of the educational experience is academics,” said Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Clyde Doughty, Jr. “It is with profound gratitude that I salute these outstanding student-athletes for their efforts in pursuit of academic excellence.  We will continue to support  all of our student-athletes with the necessary resources to be academically successful, which will put them in a position to be successful in all endeavors of their lives.”

In order for a student-athlete to receive an Academic Achievement Award, the athletics director of the Division II institution must be 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 and have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last academic year.

Since the inception of the award’s program in 2007-08, there has been a total of 147,622 student-athlete nominees recognized for their academic achievements at the Division II level.

Bowie State’s D2ADA Academic Achievement Award Winners

Women’s Volleyball

Rachel Sefton

Men’s Track & Field

Joshua Carter     

Movado Gray        

Dyshawn Payne 

Women’s Bowling

Syndey Tabor


Women’s Softball

Brittany Brewer

Kayla Evans    

Karen Fritzges    

Breanna Harvey   

Ellianna Henneberg

Men’s Football

Khalif Welch  

Elijah Saunder    

Cephes McKune

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 59h year. For more information on NACDA and the 18 professional…

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