Five NDSU men's and three womens track and field athletes were named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's Division I All-Academic Team for the 2012 season.
In the mens division, senior Travis Fitzke, a biology major from Pierre, S.D., and juniors Moses Heppner, an exercise science major from Warroad, Minn.; Andy Lillejord, a zoology major from Jamestown, N.D.; Casey Orgon, a mechanical engineering major from Bemidji, Minn.; and Matt Tetzlaff, an exercise science major from Pierre, S.D., each completed the year with at least a 3.25 cumulative grade-point average.
In the womens division, sophomore Maddie McClellan, an English education major from Perham, Minn., and seniors Brittany Schanandore, a child development and family science major from Perham, Minn., and Amy Jo Thorne, a marketing and management major from Brookings, S.D., also completed the year with at least a 3.25 GPA.
Nominees must be ranked in the top 96 of an individual event indoors, top 48 of an indoor relay event, or have participated in any rounds of the NCAA championships.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.