Scholar-Athlete Spotlight: South Dakota State

South Dakota State's Tera Potts, Ashley Eide and Tony Fiegen
South Dakota State's Tera Potts, Ashley Eide and Tony Fiegen

Each month, The Summit League will feature outstanding student-athlete performances from a selected institution as recognized by its Faculty Athletic Representative. The April installment of The Summit League Scholar-Athlete Spotlight features three student-athletes from South Dakota State.

Tera Potts, Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field
Eligibility Year/Hometown: Sr./Sturgis, S.D.
Major: Nursing
GPA:  4.00

All-Summit League performer both athletically and academically for South Dakota State ... has enjoyed a strong senior year, earning second-team All-Summit League honors in cross country with a 13th-place finish at the 2012 league championships and also finishing as runner-up in the mile run and fifth in the 3,000-meter run at the 2013 Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships ... placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2011 Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships and has four other top-eight individual finishes at league meets ... member of the 2012-13 Indoor Track and Field Academic All-Summit League Team ... ranks third in the mile run (4:55.02) on SDSU's indoor track career performance list and fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:50.27) on the outdoor track career performance list ... member of the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence and a Summit League Distinguished Scholar.

Ashley Eide, Women’s Basketball
Eligibility Year/Hometown: Sr./Sioux Falls, S.D.
Major: Health, Physical Education and Recreation
GPA: 3.97

Two-time Capital One Academic All-America Second Team honoree (2012, 2013) ... named to Capital One Academic All-District First Team three times (2011, 2012, 2013) ... Academic All-Summit League during 2012-13 season ... All-Summit League First Team (2012-13) ... All-Summit League Second Team during 2011-12 season ... led team in scoring with 461 points (14.0 ppg) and to a Summit League regular season title and fifth consecutive Summit League tournament title during 2012-13 season ... all-tournament selection at 2013 Summit League Basketball Championship ... finished 30th on SDSU career scoring chart with 1,095 points ... ranked second on team with 78 assists and 46 steals, while shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 73.4 percent at the free throw line ... also averaged 3.7 rebounds per game ... member of Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence and Summit League Distinguished Scholar.

Tony Fiegen, Men’s Basketball
Eligibility Year/Hometown: Sr./Madison, S.D.
Major: Biology/Pre-Medicine
GPA:  3.67

Four-year letterman on the Jackrabbit basketball team ... shares school record for career games played with 128 ... started final 83 games of his career and finished with 844 career points ... honorable mention All-Summit League selection during the 2012-13 season after averaging 10.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game ... named to all-tournament team at 2013 Summit League Basketball Championships ... two-time member of the Capital One Academic All-District First Team ... member of Summit League Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence.