WAYNE – A record number of student-athletes from the 16 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference schools have been recognized with a distinction award.
According to a release from the Wayne State Athletics office, an all-time high 15 Wildcat seniors were honored Wednesday afternoon with the 11th annual NSIC Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award announced by the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota.
The honor, named for the late NCAA President Dr. Myles Brand, is bestowed to senior NSIC student-athletes who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher and are exhausting their eligibility and on track to graduate.
The overall conference number was 194 student-athletics, 38 more than last year’s record of 156.
Wildcat athletes receiving the prestigious academic honor include volleyball players Morgan Alexander, Tarrin Beller, Haley Kauth and Katie Stephens; women’s soccer players Madison Burgard, Rachel Grisham and Sophia Ketchmark; football players Kolbie Foster and Ethan Knudson; Kim Johnson and Tia Jones from women’s track and field; Dylan Kaup, Dylan Kessler and Nathan Pearson of men’s track and field and Jacob Lemar from baseball.
Each student athlete will be recognized by the NSIC with a certificate of achievement and a wrist watch.