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UDC Boasts 19 Division 2 Athletics Directors Association Academic Achievement Award Recipients

UDC Boasts 19 Division 2 Athletics Directors Association Academic Achievement Award Recipients

CLEVELAND – The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) announced the 2016-17 recipients of the D2ADA Academic Achievement Awards, and the University of the District of Columbia had a total of 19.

A total of 183 institutions and a record number of student-athletes (10,644) are being recognized for the 2016-17 Academic Achievement Awards.

"As an Officer for the D2 ADA Board, I have been pleased to see the increase in the number of student-athletes recognized for their academic achievement," said D2 ADA President Scott Wiegandt. "This program is a point of pride for our current D2 ADA member institutions and a  great way to recognize the achievements of their student athletes. On behalf of the D2 ADA, we celebrate these academic accolades and are proud of your accomplishments."

In order for a student-athlete to receive an Academic Achievement Award, the athletics director of the Division 2 institution must be a current dues paying member of the D2ADA. 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.

In the 2016-17 academic year, UDC Athletics has had a slew of individual and team academic honors including: 38 East Coast Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll recipients, one Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree (Victor Salinas Furio – Men's Soccer), two ECC Academic Teams of Excellence (Men's and Women's Tennis), an Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division II Academic Honor Squad, and two IWLCA Academic Honor Roll honorees.

First Name Last Name Sport  Academic Year Completed
(i.e. Sr., Jr., So.)
Thomas Alvarez Men's Soccer So
Paula Avellan Women's Tennis So
Mehdi Badache Men's Soccer Sr
Alexis Baguelin Men's Tennis Jr
Dagmawit Betru Women's Lacrosse Jr
Rok Bozic Men's Tennis Jr
Joao Brusamolin Men's Soccer So
Victoria Church Women's Lacrosse Sr
Dominique Dotson Women's Lacrosse Sr
Danielle Falco Women's Lacrosse Sr
Marco Feligioni Men's Tennis Jr
Dominika Hadnadova Women's Tennis Jr
Liam Haycock Men's Soccer Jr
Shayna Hodge Women's Track & Field Jr
Nikolas Lund-Murray Men's Lacrosse So
Ander Murillo Men's Tennis Jr
Francis Ngobounan Men's Tennis Jr
Victor Salinas-Furio Men's Soccer Sr
Gabriel Torres Men's Soccer So



About D2ADA

The D2ADA 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 2 athletics directors. For more information about the D2ADA, please visit The D2ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 53rd year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit