WAYNE – As the spring sports season was shortened for student-athletes across the country, officials with the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference recently announced their 2020 NSIC Spring All-Academic Teams.
According to a release from the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota, 830 student-athletes have earned NSIC All-Academic honors for the 2020 spring athletic season. Of those 830 individuals, 458 student-athletes were named to the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence, while 372 earned NSIC All-Academic Team honors.
Wayne State College saw 49 student-athletes being recognized with the award as 30 were tabbed as All-Academic Team of Excellence members.
For the second year, the NSIC will highlight the All-Academic Team members with a 3.60 grade point average or higher with the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence Award.
To be eligible for the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence, a student-athlete must have a 3.60 cumulative GPA or higher, while NSIC All-Academic Team members must have a 3.20 cumulative GPA or higher. Additionally, the student-athlete must be a member of the varsity traveling team, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at her/his institution (true freshmen, red-shirt freshmen and ineligible athletic transfers are not eligible) and must have completed at least one full academic year at that institution.
The WSC men’s and women’s outdoor track and field team each had 15 selections followed by baseball with 12 honorees and softball received seven selections.
*All-Academic Team of Excellence members
Brandon Barker Sr. Fresno, Calif.
Bryce Bisenius * Sr. Johnston, Iowa
Colin Chick * Sr. LaVista, Neb.
Jake Lemar * Sr. Urbandale, Iowa
CJ Neumann Sr. Plattsmouth, Neb.
Lawson Zenner * Sr. Savage, Minn.
Dylan Emanuel * Jr. North Bend, Neb.
Andrew Hanson Jr. Burnsville, Minn.
Alex Logelin Jr. Cologne, Minn.
Aaron Ras * Jr. Bancroft, Neb.
Ryan Petersen * So. Papillion, Neb.
Josh Renken So. Omaha, Neb.
Men’s Outdoor Track & Field (15/9):
Jayle Hinkle Sr. Ericson, Neb.
Dylan Kaup * Sr. Neligh, Neb.
Dylan Kessler * Sr. Apache Junction, Ariz.
Nathan Pearson * Sr. Aurelia, Iowa
Benjamin Allen Jr. Ainsworth, Neb.
Preston Davis Jr. Mondamin, Iowa
Brock Hegarty * Jr. Fremont, Neb.
Nathan Hiemer * Jr. Columbus, Neb.
Bryce Holcomb * Jr. Lincoln, Neb.
Cade Kalkowski Jr. Niobrara, Neb.
Kyle Lowe Jr. Sibley, Iowa
Bailey Peckham * Jr. Benkelman, Neb.
Justin Rohloff Jr. Fremont, Neb.
Aaron English * So. Omaha, Neb.
Jakob Kemper * So. Eagle, Neb.
Ashley Hernandez * Jr. Omaha, Neb.
Maddie Moser * Jr. Central City, Neb.
Makenna Adkison So. Gilbert, Ariz.
Kortney Buresh * So. Bellevue, Neb.
Michaela Smith So. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Kamryn Sparks So. Kansas City, Kan.
Kim Vidlak So. Bennington, Neb.
Women’s Outdoor Track & Field (15/11):
Tia Jones * Sr. Elkhorn, Neb.
Kim Lowman * Sr. Avoca, Neb.
Molly McCartney Jr. Nelson, Neb.
Sophia Noecker Jr. Hartington, Neb.
Sarah Stang * Jr. Herman, Neb.
Kenzie Sullivan * Jr. Laurens, Iowa
Jadin Wagner * Jr. Lawton, Iowa
Ali Dykman So. Fremont, Neb.
Marin Jetensky * So. Tekamah, Neb.
Mikayla Marvin So. O’Neill, Neb.
Amanda Mote * So. Trenton, Neb.
Jordyn Pester * So. Charter Oak, Iowa
Allie Rosener * So. Newcastle, Neb.
Kori Siebert * So. Benedict, Neb.
Andrea Torres * So. Wayne, Neb.