|UND leads league in student athletes named to Fall All-Academic team|
UND placed a league-high 32 student-athletes to the 2009 Great West Conference Fall All-Academic team, announced today by the conference office. The fall all-academic team recognizes the sports of football, men's and women's cross country, soccer and volleyball.
Among UND's 32 selections were 12 from football, seven from soccer, five from men's cross country and four each from women's cross country and volleyball. Four UND student-athletes achieved perfect 4.0 grade point averages, more than any other Great West Conference institution: football players Brandon Hellevang, Andrew Miller and Nick Nolte and women's cross country runner Kristi Dahlheimer. A total of 10 student-athletes league-wide achieved a 4.0 GPA.
"Our student-athletes continue to do an amazing job in the classroom," said UND director of athletics Brian Faison. "This is the continuation of a great academic tradition at UND by our student-athletes."
Thirteen of UND's 32 selections were repeat honorees from last season. In order to be named to the all-academic team, student-athletes must possess a cumulative 3.2 GPA and have competed in at least 50 percent of their team's contests. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.
-- Jayson Hajdu, Director of Athletic Media Relations, Athletic Total, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2985