SDSU’s Reichow Named Men's #SummitXC Athlete of the Year

SDSU’s Reichow Named Men's #SummitXC Athlete of the Year

ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State's Joel Reichow was named Summit League Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Year as voted upon by the league's head coaches. The honor is the first for Reichow and makes him the fourth SDSU runner to receive the award in the past five seasons.

Reichow capped his season with All-American honors after a 20th place finish at the NCAA Championship. Prior to earning the second All-America award of his career, Reichow finished third at the NCAA Midwest Regional and as runner-up at The Summit League Championship, where he helped his team to the league title.

The senior from White Bear Lake, Minn., was named to The Summit League's Academic All-League squad and collected a three Summit League Athlete of the Week selections this season. He won the SDSU Classic on Oct. 1 as part of a trio of top-three finishes in 2016. Reichow owned a pair of league's top-seven 8k times during the season.

2016 SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY AWARDS

Athlete of the Year
Joel Reichow, South Dakota State

First Team All-League
Robert Murphy, IUPUI
Joel Reichow, South Dakota State
Ayub Kassim, South Dakota State
Damon Pruett, IUPUI
Trevor Capra, South Dakota State
Kyle Burdick, South Dakota State
Abiel Mogos, IUPUI

Second Team All-League
Dakota Dubbs, IUPUI
Chase Cayo, South Dakota State
Brendan Sage, South Dakota State
Elliott Stone, North Dakota State
Derek Warner, North Dakota State
Jacob Stamm, IUPUI
Mach Dojiok, South Dakota

Championship MVP
Robert Murphy, IUPUI

Newcomer of Championship
Jacob Stamm, IUPUI

Coach of the Year
Rod DeHaven, South Dakota State

Academic All-League
Grant Kaiser, Western Illinois
Robert Murphy, IUPUI
Joel Reichow, South Dakota State
Brendan Sage, South Dakota State
Elliott Stone, North Dakota State

ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, 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 eight NCAA Champions along with over 75 Academic All-Americans, 65 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. In 2014-15, The Summit League ranked first for NCAA Graduation Success Rate in women's basketball and second in baseball. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit the newly re-designed www.thesummitleague.org website, follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.

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