The Elite 18 Award program was established by the MVC in the Fall of 2010 to honor the highest achievement on academics and athletics by a student-athlete in each league-sponsored sport. Modeled after the NCAA Elite 88 Academic Recognition Award Program, the MVC Elite 18 award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point-average competing at the finals site of each of the league's 18 team championships.
Hadash boasts a 3.91 GPA, majoring in accounting. He has helped Drake to a No. 48 ITA ranking, and the Bulldogs' sixth NCAA Tournament berth on the strength of a 18-3 singles record. He also was named a first team All-MVC scholar-athlete selection for the second-straight season in 2012.