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Peterson Earns Academic All-League Honors

Peterson Earns Academic All-League Honors

ELMHURST, Ill. – With a perfect 4.0 GPA in engineering, senior Leif Peterson has been named to the Academic All-Summit League team, it was announced by the league Wednesday.

Peterson is one of six student-athletes to earn a perfect 4.0 GPA, and earned academic distinction for the second year in a row, having also been named to the 2013-14 Southland Conference All-Academic squad.

This season, Peterson holds the best time on the team in the 3,000m steeplechase having finished second in the event at the MSSU Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invite. One of the distance leaders, Peterson has competed from the 1,5000m to the 5,000m distances during the outdoor season. During the indoor season he was fifth in the mile at the J.D. Martin Invitational.

To be eligible for The Summit League Academic All-League team, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale), completed at least one full academic year at the current institution and participated in 50 percent of their team's competitions.  The men's and women's outdoor track and field all-league teams are made up of the 10 student-athletes receiving the most votes with all ties standing.

2015 SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD ACADEMIC ALL-LEAGUE TEAM

Name

School

Yr.

GPA

Major

Brant Haase*#

South Dakota

Sr.

  4.00

Health Science (Pre-Pharmacy)

Brett Kelly*^

North Dakota State

Sr.

3.659

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Drew Kraft*

South Dakota State

Sr.

3.87

Mathematics/Agriculture & Resource Economics

Mubarik Musa^

South Dakota

Jr.

3.33

Criminal Justice

Josh Peterson

South Dakota

Sr.

4.00

Kinesiology & Sport Science

Leif Peterson

Oral Roberts

Sr.

4.00

Engineering

Pryce Ragains

IUPUI

Sr.

3.97

Nursing

Alex Renner^

North Dakota State

So.

3.375

Physical Education

Kevin Sarehkhani^

South Dakota

Sr.

3.57

Communication Studies & Psychology

Andrew Thies#

South Dakota State

Sr.

3.89

Pharmacy

Jonah Warwick

North Dakota State

  So.

4.00

Zoology

 

2015 SUMMIT LEAGUE WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD ACADEMIC ALL-LEAGUE TEAM

Name

School

Yr.

GPA

Major

Amy Andrushko

North Dakota State

So.

3.973

Nursing

Amber Eichkorn^

South Dakota

Jr.

3.74

Kinesiology & Sport Science

Megan Glisar^

South Dakota

Sr.

3.70

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Amy Leiferman

South Dakota State

So.

3.96

Biology

Emily Lesser^

North Dakota State

Sr.

3.765

Exercise Science

Morgan Milbrath^

North Dakota State

So.

3.936

Physical Education

Courtney Neubert

South Dakota State

Sr.

4.00

Pharmacy

Erin Teschuk^

North Dakota State

Jr.

3.603

Psychology

Maddie Van Beek#

North Dakota State

Sr.

4.00

English Education

Katie Wetzstein*

South Dakota

Jr.

3.91

Medical Biology

Mary Wirth*

South Dakota State

Sr.

3.89

Biology

*2014 Academic All-League Selection
#2013 Academic All-League Selection
^2015 Summit League Individual Event Champion

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