A total of 40 Northern State student-athletes were named to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Fall All-Academic Teams, which were released by the NSIC last week. The 40 total honorees were the fifth most in the 16-team conference.
NSU’s contingent was headlined by a league-best 22 honorees on the football squad. Volleyball had seven nominees, and soccer chimed in with five. The men’s and women’s cross country programs combined for the remaining six NSU honorees.
“Our student-athletes continue to perform at a very high level in the classroom and we are very proud of the large number of student-athletes that were honored for excellence in the classroom,” said Josh Moon, NSU Director of Athletics. “To lead the conference in academic all-league selections in football says a lot about the quality of student-athletes that we have in the football program. Our football coaching staff has done an excellent job in recruiting high-level student-athletes and creating an environment at Northern that fosters athletic and academic success.”
To be considered for the honor, student-athletes must be a member of the varsity traveling team and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or better. Athletes must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution and must have completed at least one full academic year at that institution.
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Michael Alberts, Jr., Britton; Felipe Alfaia, Sr., Sao Roque, Sal Paulo, Brazil; Matt Anderson, Jr., Dawson, Minn.; Jalon Bibbs, So., Phoenix, Ariz.; Shane Erickson, So., Tracy, Minn.; Logan Fahnhorst, Sr., Wayzata, Minn.; Mark Hanley, Sr., Chester; Jared Jacobson, Jr., Rapid City; Ben Jastram, Jr., Sioux Falls; Robert Johnson, Sr., Apple Valley, Minn.; Dylan Kreutzfeldt, So., Wentworth; Adrian Krupka, So. Land O’ Lakes, Fla.; LaVante Lewis, So. Surprise, Ariz.; Dakota Lutz, So., Eureka; Christopher Malsam, So., Aberdeen (Roncalli); Rob Neisen, Sr., Coon Rapids, Minn.; Devin Olson, So., Wishek, N.D.; Blaine Schmidt, So., Gettysburg; Tate Senftner, So., Onida; Scott Shanks, So., Elk Point; Mike Tuch, Sr., Hartford; Tanner White, So. Ellendale, N.D.
Renee Gittings, Sr., Colorado Springs, Colo.; Katie Kippes, Jr., Somerset, Wis.; Laura Linscheid, So,. Dallas, Texas; Hilary Peterson, Jr., Aberdeen (Central); Khachirha Tugas, Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.
Ella Campbell, Sr., Aberdeen (Central); Courtney Carmichael, Jr., Rapid City; Chelsea Chavez, Sr., Cottonwood, Ariz.; Macey Finizio, So., Stillwater, Minn.; Whitney Kemink, So., Castlewood; Sami Nygaard, Jr., Milbank; Morgan Richardson, So,. Cave Creek, Ariz.
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Hunter Kopff, So. Monticello, Minn.; Jayce Seelig, Sr., Lisbon, N.D.
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Brittany Arment, Jr., Aberdeen (Central); Mikayla Barondeau, Sr., Frederick; Whitney Kuyper, So. Stickney; Makayla Perryman, Jr., Dakota Dunes.