NDSU’s Carlson named Scholar-Athlete of the Year
NDSU women’s cross country and track and field athlete Whitney Carlson and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis men’s soccer player Perez Agaba were selected as the 2010-11 Summit League Scholar-Athletes of the Year in a vote by the league’s faculty athletic representatives. The award is the most prestigious individual honor given by the league.
Carlson graduated in May, completing her biology degree while minoring in zoology and business administration. The Buchanan, N.D., native was a two-time Capital One Academic All-American First Team Selection, after being named first team All-District each of the last three years. During her time at NDSU, she received six scholarships, including the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
A five-time All-American, Carlson earned four of those honors this season. She placed fifth in the heptathlon and ninth in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, along with a 12th-place long jump finish and 16th-place pentathlon finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships.