The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference announced its 2012 Fall All-Academic team, and 20 Southwest Minnesota State student-athletes made the cut.
To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must be a member of the varsity traveling team and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher. The athlete must also have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing and must have completed at least one full year at his/her institution.
SMSU had 12 athletes earn all-academic honors from the football team, four from volleyball, three from soccer and one from the women's cross country team.
SMSU?NSIC All-Academic Team Honorees
Women's Cross Country
Amanda Estes, Sr., Rock Rapids, Iowa
Nate Carr, So., Elmore
Alex Huls, Sr., Holdingford
Adam Iverson, Jr., Sioux Falls, S.D.
Charlie Kern, So., Belle Plaine
Justin Knakmuhs, Jr., Walnut Grove
Will Kurka, So., Minneota
Austin Nichols, Sr., State Center, Iowa
Tyler Peschong, Sr., Marshalltown, Iowa
Matt Stark, Sr., Bloomington
Jacob Thiel, Jr., Oak Creek, Wis.
Dan Timm, Sr., New Ulm
Britt Wickett, Jr., Brandon, S.D.
Autumn Hayes, So., La Crescent
Shayna Smith, So., Anoka
Sonya Smith, So., Anoka
Brooke Burmeister, Sr., Lakefield
Ellen Degler, So., Chanhassen
Mary Groth, Sr., West Bend, Wis.
Christa Wolf, So., Jordan