SMSU ATHLETICS: Nearly 40 SMSU spring student-athletes earn Academic All-NSIC honors
BURNSVILLE – The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference announced the 2019 Spring All-Academic team on Thursday and a total of 39 Southwest Minnesota State University student-athletes have been recognized for their efforts in the classroom during the academic year.
To be eligible for the NSIC All-Academic Team, student-athletes must have a 3.20 cumulative GPA or higher while NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence student-athletes must have a 3.60 cumulative GPA or higher. SMSU had 15 student-athletes earn Team of Excellence distinction.
Furthermore, the athlete must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at her/his institution (true freshmen, red-shirt freshmen and ineligible athletic transfers are not eligible) and must have completed at least one full academic year at that institution.
Student-athletes in the sports of baseball, softball, women’s golf, women’s tennis, men’s outdoor track & field and women’s outdoor track & field were named to the spring team.
2019 SMSU Spring Academic All-NSIC Honorees
*All-Academic Team of Excellence
*Jayden Fleck Sr. Hutchinson
*Nathan Kuhn Jr. Eagan
*Connor Johnson Sr. Detroit Lakes
*John Bezdicek So. Plymouth
*Jake Hendricks So. Waconia
Tanner Strommen Jr. Burlington, Wis.
Matt Bezdicek So. Plymouth
Donny Schroeder So. Plymouth
Alex Jorgensen Sr. De Pere, Wis.
Spencer Rudnik Jr. Lewiston
Christopher Berg So. Cottonwood
*Emma Grote Jr. Blair, Neb.
*Sara DeSmet Sr. Minneota
*Athena Golling Sr. Antioch, Calif.
*Kali Tomlinson Jr. Las Vegas, Nev.
*Kaylee Hentges Jr. Belle Plaine
Madison Krog Jr. Carson, Wash.
Megan Cull Jr. Colgate, Wis.
Madysson Schliinz So. Maple Plain
Abbie Decker Sr. Dyersville, Iowa
Men’s Track & Field
Connor Wigand So. Manitowoc, Wis.
Clayton Hartle Jr. Chandler
Ben Broze Sr. North Mankato
Joseph Bustrak So. Moose Lake
Jake Evans Sr. Pipestone
Hever Valenzuela Jr. Montevideo
Isaiah Nelson So. Hutchinson
Josh Behning Sr. Crystal Lake, Ill.
Women’s Track & Field
*Meghan Sullivan So. Mason City, Iowa
*Emily Gillingham So. Minneota
*Avery Lester So. Sioux City, Iowa
*Rebecca Manteuffel So. Cologne
Kristen Weber Sr. Earlham, Iowa
*Hannah Starke Jr. Hutchinson
Paige Janka Jr. Owatonna
Cora Delich So. Eveleth
Gabby Potthoff So. White Bear Lake
Olivia Watzke So. Hutchinson
Hannah Kohls So. Forest Lake
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