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Six Coyotes win Academic All-Summit honors

VERMILLION, S.D. | Six athletes from the University of South Dakota’s men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams received Academic All-Summit League honors as announced Wednesday by the league office.

Seniors Shanice Cannigan (3.46 GPA, criminal justice) and Lindsay Joyce (3.86, kinesiology) each received the Summit League All-Academic honor for the second time in their career. Junior Eldon Warner (3.68, music) won his first indoor All-Academic honor after receiving a similar honor in cross country last fall.

Sophomore Zach Anderson (3.78 GPA, physical education) won Summit League All-Academic honors for the first time along with senior Ashley Thompson Ballew (4.00, secondary education) and junior Megan Billington (3.53, kinesiology/sport science).

To be eligible for the Academic All-Summit League team, a student-athlete must carry a cumulative grade point average (GPA) above 3.30, have completed at least one full academic year at the nominating institution and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competitions. The men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams are made up of the 10 student-athletes receiving the most votes with all ties standing.

GPAC athletes win NAIA academic honors

SIOUX CITY | Several Great Plains Athletic Conference male and female basketball athletes from Northwest Iowa’s colleges have received Daktronics NAIA Division II Scholar-Athlete honors.

Briar Cliff’s men are represented by Jared Betz, Dylan Janecek, Erich Erdman, Nicholas Lutmer, Lucas Webner and Jay Wolfe. Dordt’s Josh Casemier won the honor along with Morningide’s Wyatt Mounts and Alex Borchers. Northwestern had three honorees – Matt Hillman, Chris Borchers and Derek Buysse.

Three Briar Cliff women received Scholar-Athlete honors, Julie Targy, Taylor Vasa and Taylor Wagner. Kenzie Bousema and Stefanie Cunard from Dordt were honored along with Morningside athletes Lauren Lehmkuhl, Jenna Bork, Alexandra Gill and Jenna Heine. Northwestern’s Renee Maneman was cited along with teammates Kassidy De Jong, Haley Birks and Darbi Gustafson.

Northwestern softball duo honored by GPAC

ORANGE CITY, Iowa | Northwestern College’s Emma Schnell has been honored as the Great Plains Athletic Conference’s pitcher of the week while teammate Emily Bosch received player of the week honors.

Schnell, a freshman from Sully, Iowa, led the Red Raiders to an 8-2 record last week in Tucson, Ariz. She posted a 4-0 record with a 2.04 ERA, walking five while striking out 25 in 26 innings.

Bosch, a freshman from Ankeny, Iowa, batted .583 with three home runs, nine RBIs and scored six runs. She posted at least one hit in four games and had two multiple-hit games.


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