SMSU ATHLETICS: SMSU’s Taylor Reiss, Jon Dicke named CoSIDA All-District

Independent file photo SMSU’s Taylor Reiss serves the ball during their Oct. 31 match against the University of Sioux Falls. Reiss was named to the CoSIDA All-District Academic All-American team on Thursday.

MARSHALL ­- The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) have named Southwest Minnesota State junior outside hitter, Taylor Reiss, to the District 7 Academic All-American team which was announced by CoSIDA on Thursday.

The announcement from CoSIDA recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

District 7 is made up of member schools from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC), the Mid-America Athletic Association (MIAA), and the Great American Conference (GAC).

Reiss, a native of Taunton, has started all 29 matches for SMSU this season and ranks fifth in the country with 4.92 kills per set. She has accumulated a 3.52 GPA as an exercise science major through her first two and half years at SMSU. The three-year letterwinner was also named the NSIC Player of the Year for a second straight season after earning first-team AVCA All-American honors as a sophomore last year.

Reiss tied an NSIC Tournament record with 31 kills in the Mustangs NSIC Quarterfinal victory over Upper Iowa on Wednesday night.

Reiss will now advance to the Academic All-America ballot, where first, second and third team All-Academic honorees will be selected next month.

Nominations and voting for the Academic All-America programs are conducted by members of CoSIDA.

SMSU (26-3, 17-3 NSIC) will look to clinch as spot in the NSIC Championship match for a second straight year as they travel to St. Paul, to face Augustana (23-8, 13-7 NSIC) in the semifinal round on Saturday at 12 p.m., in the Gangelhoff Center.

Jon Dicke

Southwest Minnesota State University junior football defensive lineman Jon Dicke has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-Super Region 4 team on Thursday. The announcement was made by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

Super Region 4 is made up of member schools from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC), the Lone Star Conference (LSC), the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC).

Dicke was one of four defensive linemen named to the 24-member team.

A native of Rochester, Dicke carries a 4.0 cumulative GPA in exercise science. This season, Dicke started all 11 games for the Mustangs and finished seventh on the team with 44 tackles with 1.5 for loss and one sack. He also had two pass break-ups.

Dicke is a two-time Academic All-NSIC honoree and has played in 32 career games recording 69 tackles.

Dicke will now advance to the Academic All-America ballot, where first, second and third team All-Academic honorees will be selected next month.

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