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Kentucky State student-athletes
Deshon Floyd and Jacob Brackett of Frankfort were among 18 Kentucky State University student-athletes who recently received the 2012-13 Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards.
The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division 2 level.
To receive a D2ADA Academic Achievement Award, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher; 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.
Floyd, a graduate of Frankfort High School, is on the football team, and Brackett, a graduate of Franklin County High School, is on the baseball team.
Here are the other student-athletes who were honored.
Football: Robert Click, Gaige Courtney, James Lewis, Obinna Nwokike, David Robinson, Cade Berryman, Brandon Curry
Baseball: Theodore Woodard III, Reginald Grimes II, Alexander Davie
Softball: Teya Everett, Lorena Villamar, Rikki Martinez
Volleyball: Kamani Meriwether
Women’s basketball: Sharnita Lloyd
Women’s track: Tiffany Jones
KSU volleyball players named all-conference
Kentucky State volleyball players Emily Grieshaber and Sabrena Rose have been named to the preseason All-SIAC first team.
Grieshaber, a junior outside hitter from Thornton, Ind., ranked fourth in the conference last season with 392 kills. Rose, a junior setter from Indianapolis, ranked third in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in assists with 6.73 per set last season.
“Emily and Sabrena will be vital to our team’s success this year,” KSU volleyball head coach Christina Coleman said. “Both girls know what it takes to be successful in our conference. Our team will look to them for leadership all season long.”
The Thorobrettes were picked to finish second in the West Division in a vote by SIAC Volleyball Coaches Association. K-State won the conference championship in 2010 and 2011.