USTFCCCA unveils 2019 academic honors

The South Dakota State women held the highest cumulative GPA of any NCAA DI program.
The South Dakota State women held the highest cumulative GPA of any NCAA DI program.

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NEW ORLEANS, La. – Ten Summit League teams and 46 student-athletes earned 2019 All-Academic accolades from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Monday.

The USTFCCCA All-Academic awards recognize track & field individuals and teams from around the nation for their performances both in competition and the classroom during the 2018-19 season.

The Summit League was represented on the men's side by North Dakota, North Dakota State, South Dakota and South Dakota State. On the women's side, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Omaha, Purdue Fort Wayne, South Dakota and South Dakota State received USTFCCCA All-Academic Team recognition.

The Bison track & field program, men and women combined, recorded the largest number of USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees with 23, while the Coyotes boasted the second-most accolades with 12. 

Of any NCAA DI program, the South Dakota State women held the highest cumulative GPA with a 3.684.

To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors individually, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have met at least one of the following athletic standards:

  • For the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org.
  • For the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).

To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors as a team, a team must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.


Summit League Men's Teams (GPA)

  • North Dakota (3.15)
  • North Dakota State (3.24)
  • South Dakota (3.18)
  • South Dakota State (3.21)

Summit League Women's Teams (GPA)

  • North Dakota (3.53)
  • North Dakota State (3.48)
  • Omaha (3.40)
  • Purdue Fort Wayne (3.32)
  • South Dakota (3.62)
  • South Dakota State (3.68)

SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN – USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC INDIVIDUALS (16)

JT Butler

North Dakota State

Ryan Enerson

North Dakota State

Brandon Lewis

North Dakota State

Brandon Lewis

North Dakota State

Payton Otterdahl

North Dakota State

Trevor Otterdahl

North Dakota State

Benji Phillips

North Dakota State

Alex Talley

North Dakota State

Tony Ukkelberg

North Dakota State

Zack Anderson

South Dakota

Ben Hammer

South Dakota

Armand Khan

South Dakota

Travis Larson

South Dakota

Aleski Roesler

South Dakota

Kyle Burdick

South Dakota State

Sam Zenner

South Dakota State

 

SUMMIT LEAGUE WOMEN – USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC INDIVIDUALS (30)

Molli Detloff

North Dakota

Kyley Foster

North Dakota

Isabel Waite

North Dakota

Amanda Anderson

North Dakota State

Kelby Anderson

North Dakota State

Bailey DeMar

North Dakota State

Macy Denzer

North Dakota State

Shelby Gunnells

North Dakota State

Amy Herrington

North Dakota State

Kelsey Laufenberg

North Dakota State

Amanda Levin

North Dakota State

Klara Lyon

North Dakota State

Maddy Nilles

North Dakota State

Bailey Retzlaff

North Dakota State

Maggie Schwarzkopf

North Dakota State

Tasha Willing

North Dakota State

Kari Wolfe

North Dakota State

Stephanie Ahrens

Omaha

Emma Rafuse

Purdue Fort Wayne

Jonna Bart

South Dakota

Megan Billington

South Dakota

Lara Boman

South Dakota

Helen Falda

South Dakota

Landon Kemp

South Dakota

Deidra Marrison

South Dakota

Kimberly Peterson

South Dakota

Oksana Covey

South Dakota State

Addison Eisenbeisz

South Dakota State

Rachel King

South Dakota State

Bo Brasseur

Western Illinois

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Through 36 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 115,000 at nine institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, Purdue Fort Wayne (Purdue University Fort Wayne), the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 12 NCAA Champions along with over 100 Academic All-Americans, nearly 125 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.

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