U H Hilo athletics Division 2 Athletics Directors Association Academic Achievement Awards

A record 74 student-athletes at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo received Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Awards for the 2021–22 academic year.

The award recognizes Division II student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), completed at least two years of college-level work and have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during the last academic year.

This year’s record-number of Vulcan recipients surpassed last year’s then-record-setting number of 62.

“Our student-athletes continue to make us proud with their success in the classroom,” said UH Hilo Director of Athletics Pat Guillen. “The demands that they face in regards to travel while representing UH Hilo, the state of Hawaiʻi and our Big Island community is greater than any program in the country. Despite these demands they continue to excel in their academics and on the field. Well done!”

There were a record-breaking 16,639 student-athletes from 169 institutions recognized for the 2021–22 Academic Achievement Award—the most student-athletes recognized since the inception of the award’s program in 2007–08.

“Congratulations to all of the student-athlete recipients of the distinguished D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award,” said Kim Pate, vice president for athletics at Lenoir-Rhyne University and current D2 ADA president. “It’s been so impressive to see the number of student-athletes recognized for their stellar performance in the classroom grow to record numbers year to year since the inception of this award.”

The Vulcans ranked 6 out of 10 schools in the PacWest Conference. As a whole, the PacWest finished sixth among the other Division II conferences.

For more, visit hiloathletics.com.