MADISON, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) is pleased to announce its Academic Scholar-Athletes for the 2015 fall academic season Thursday, with a total of 317 student-athletes receiving recognition.
The 317 recipients, participating in football, volleyball, men's and women's soccer and men's and women's cross country were recognized for their outstanding achievements in the classroom and on the playing field.
To be eligible for selection to the Academic NSAA Scholar-Athlete, a student-athlete must achieved a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.
Meyer Bohn (Bismarck, N.D. Environmental Science), Kirby Cagle (Wheatland, Wyo. History Education), Brian Cronnelly (Spirit Lake, Idaho Accounting), Seth Ewoniuk (Belfield, N.D. Business Administration), Seth Moerkerke (Gillette, Wyo. History Education), Kaler Ray (Glendale, Ariz. Exercise Science), Dylan Skabo (Dickinson, N.D. Accounting), Matthew VandeBossche (Lusk, Wyo. Mathematics), Cain Boschee (Kalispell, Mont. Exercise Science), Willie Cunningham (San Jacinto, Calif. Physical Education), Riley Moore (Casper, Wyo. Biology), Lucas Olson (Billings, Mont. Physical Education) Devin Schwanz (Plentywood, Mont. Business Administration) Thomas Sease (Bismarck, N.D. Physical Education) Colby Wartman (Worland, Wyo. Physical Education) and Brady Wilz (Bismarck, N.D. Business Administration).
Shelby Gustafson (Fargo, N.D. Psychology), Allison Hert (Colstrip, Mont. Practical Nursing), Taylor Hoffart (Minton, Sask. Canada Exercise Science), Magdalyn Rauser (Toston, Mont. Elementary Education), Shaylee Singleton (Miles City, Mont. Business Administration) and Allison Steffan (Killdeer, N.D. Elementary Education).
Men’s Cross Country
Trey Smollack (Anaconda, Mont. Theatre) and Isaac Reiss (Shepherd, Mont. Exercise Science)
Women’s Cross Country
Brittney Grove (Billings, Mont. Psychology) Amanda Wolff (Glasgow, Mont. University Studies) and Cristina Guzman-Herrera (Bakersfield, Calif. Physical Education).
Jamestown (N.D.) led the way with 59 total scholar-athletes, followed by Presentation (S.D.) with 54 scholar-athletes. Viterbo (Wis.) registered 47 scholar-athletes this past fall, while Waldorf (Iowa) recorded 39 scholar-athletes. Dakota State (S.D.) had 30 scholar-athletes, followed by Dickinson State (N.D.) with 27 scholar-athletes, Valley City State (N.D.) with 24 student-athletes, Bellevue (Neb.) with 21 scholar-athletes and Mayville State (N.D.) 16 scholar-athletes.
Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director