VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota had a league-high 65 student-athletes named Academic All-League Distinguished Scholars for the winter and spring seasons the Summit League announced Thursday, June 14.
A total of 482 Summit League student-athletes from baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, softball, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s track & field were recognized as Distinguished Scholars.
In order to be named a Distinguished Scholar, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.60 grade-point average in the semester in which they compete and must use a year of athletic eligibility.
Student-athletes who qualified for the winter/spring list who earned a 4.0 for the spring semester included seniors Emma Ladwig (Gayville, S.D.), Lizz Hoffman (Eureka, S.D.) and Ryan Krysl (Omaha, Neb.); juniors Alexa Duling (Gregory, S.D.), Nicole Funck (Dakota Dunes, S.D.), and Megan Meyer (Bismarck, N.D.), sophomore Jeff Mettler (Eureka, S.D.); and freshmen Janice Baumberger (Indianapolis, Ind.), Jillane Doom (Wagner, S.D.), Brant Haase (Lemmon, S.D.), Josee Jansen (Sioux City, Iowa) and Tyler Sternhagen (Yankton, S.D.).
Additional information as well as a complete list of all Summit League student-athletes honored as All-League Distinguished Scholars can be found at www.usdcoyotes.com/releases/attachments/20126141251561922365865-1.pdf.
* denotes number of previous selections
Jack Foley, Fr., Biology, Centerville, S.D.
Louie Krogman, Sr., History, White River, S.D.
Pam January, Jr., Health Sciences, Richfield, Minn.
Lisa Loeffler, Fr., Kinesiology, Maplewood, Minn.
Ashley Olson, Fr., Physical Therapy, Blue Earth, Minn.
Annie Roche, Sr., Biology, Vermillion, S.D.
Kelly Stewart, Fr., Contemporary Media, Columbus, Neb.
Jodie (Boss) Wachal, Sr., Art, Columbus, Neb.
Alexis Yackley, Jr., Pre-Medicine, Onida, S.D.
Men’s Swimming and Diving
**Ryan Krysl, Sr., Omaha, Neb., Biological Sciences
Lukas Maier, Sr., Psychology, Norfolk, Neb.
*Thad Stoddard, Sr., Natural Resources/Conservation, Douglas, Wyo.
Dane Van Arkel, Sr., Mathematics, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Women’s Swimming and Diving
Mariah Anderson, So., Undeclared, Kearney, Neb.
Raynee Buckley, Jr., Visual/Performing Arts, Omaha, Neb.
Kate Dailey, Fr. Kinesiology/Sport Science, Kansas City, Kan.
**Lizz Hoffman, Sr., English (Pre-Med), Eureka, S.D.
**Jackie Kahnke, Jr., Psychology, Shakopee, Minn.
*Stacie Kjelden, Jr., Undeclared, Vermillion, S.D.
Molly Knowles, Fr., Elementary Education, Lockport, Ill.
Paige Stavely, Fr., Psychology, Hemlock, Mich.
Nina Barudzic, Fr., Journalism, Kraguevac, Serbia
Michelle Elkin, So., Undeclared, Omaha, Neb.
Veronika Makashov, Jr., Physical Therapy, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Yamini Reddy, Fr., Business, Bangalore, India
Maddy Warder, So., Undeclared, Sioux City, Iowa
Men’s Track and Field
Parker Erickson, So., Recreation, Gayville, S.D.
Brant Haase, Fr., Health Sciences, Lemmon, S.D.
Brandon Kovash, Jr., Psychology, Harrisburg, S.D.
Tyler Maxwell, Sr., Medical Technology, Tekamah, Neb.
Jeff Mettler, So., Biology, Eureka, S.D.
Jeff O’Connell, Fr., Physical Education, Philip, S.D.
Chad Pinkelman, Sr., Business Management, Norfolk, Neb.
Tad Schuurmans, Fr., Business, Tyndall, S.D.
Tyler Sternhagen, Fr., Pre-Med (Kinesiology), Yankton, S.D.
Tanner Willard, Sr., Pre-Medicine, Belle Fourche, S.D.
Women’s Track and Field
Jessica Brandli, Jr., Physical Education, Rapid City, S.D.
Bethany Buell, So., Psychology, St. Louis, Mo.
Brittany Chambers, Sr., Psychology, Orangevale, Calif.
Tansha Clarke, So., Criminal Justice, St. Catherine, Jamaica
Jilliane Doom, Fr., Contemp. Media/Journalism, Wagner, S.D.
Alexa Duling, Jr., Biology, Gregory, S.D.
Molly Ervin, Fr., Undeclared, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Amber Ewers, Fr., Undeclared, Columbus, Neb.
Christina Georgas, Jr., Political Science, Rapid City, S.D.
Ashleigh Giese, So., Criminal Justice, Marshall, Wis.
Emily Grove, Fr., Undeclared, Pontiac, Ill.
Kasey Hohl, Sr., Health Science, Sioux City, Iowa
Josee Jansen Fr. Physical Therapy Sioux City, Iowa
Alena Laber, So., Health Science, Parkston, S.D.
Emma Ladwig, Sr. Psychology Gayville, S.D.
Megan Meyer, Jr., Pre-Physical Therapy, Bismarck, N.D.
Carol Miller, Jr., Health Science, Mead, Neb.
Lindsey Montileaux, Fr., Health Science, Tea, S.D.
Kristin Steffen, So., Pre-Physical Therapy, Crofton, Neb.
Britni Waller, So., Contemporary Media/Journalism, Lincoln, Neb.
Ty Munneke, Jr., Business, Champlin, Minn.
Nolan Schmidt, So., Political Science, Avoca, Iowa
Janie Baumberger, Fr., Pre-Med (Psychology), Indianapolis, Ind.
Nicole Funck, Jr., Health Services, Dakota Dunes, S.D.
Missy Blackburn, Jr., Health Science, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Allie Daly, Fr., Undecided, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Paige Policky, So. Physical Therapy, Lincoln, Neb.
Katelyn Wudel, So., Elementary Education, Elmhurst, Ill.
Bre Zmolek, Sr., Recreation, Brookings, S.D.