SMSU ATHLETICS: NSIC announces 2019-20 winter All-Academic team

Independent file photo Southwest Minnesota State’s Erin Baxter drives to the basket during a game against the University of Sioux Falls on Dec. 21, 2019. Baxter was one of 27 Mustangs named to the NSIC All-Academic team.

BURNSVILLE — The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference has announced the 2019-20 Winter All-Academic team with 27 Southwest Minnesota State University student-athletes being recognized during the winter season.

To be eligible for the NSIC All-Academic Team, members must have a 3.20 cumulative GPA or higher, while to be named to the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence, a student-athlete must have a 3.60 cumulative GPA or higher.

Additionally, the student-athlete must be a member of the varsity traveling team, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at her/his institution (true freshmen, redshirt 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 men’s basketball, women’s basketball, indoor track & field, swimming & diving and wrestling were named to this year’s team.

SMSU 2019-20 Winter Academic All-NSIC Honorees

*All-Academic Team of Excellence members

Men’s Basketball

*Nick Dufault, Jr., Waseca

*Grant Kramer, So., Johnston, Iowa

Women’s Basketball

*Taylor Bonestroo, Sr., Sioux Falls, S.D.

*Sara Teske, Jr., Lakeville

*Meleah Reinhart, Jr., New Ulm

*Emily Buysse, Sr., Marshall

*Jenna Borchers, So., Grimes, Iowa

Morgan Frank, Jr., Wanda

Erin Baxter, Jr., Apple Valley

Caleigh Rodning, Sr., Shakopee

Sadie Stelter, Jr., Wood Lake

Women’s Indoor Track & Field

*Meghan Sullivan, Jr., Mason City, Iowa

*Emily Gillingham, Jr. Minneota

*Avery Lester, Jr., Sioux City, Iowa

*Rebecca Manteuffel, Jr., Cologne

Ashlyn Jones, So., Richfield

Amber Wells, So., Fond du Lac, Wis.

Hailey Nierling, So., Decorah, Iowa

Sarah Strandemo, So., Delano

Men’s Indoor Track & Field

*Kyle Felling, So., Belgrade

*Connor Wigand, Jr., Manitowoc, Wis.

*Clayton Hartle, Sr., Chandler

Issac Fischer, So., Marshall


Robert Shields, So., Wilmington, Ill.

Riley Altenburg, Sr., Blaine

Brock Buysse, Sr., Minneota

Andrew Petersen, Sr., Moville, Iowa

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