The NDSU men’s track and field team claimed a league-high six of the 10 spots on The Summit League’s Academic All-League Team announced June 1 for the 2017 outdoor season.
Ryan Enerson, Matti Mortimore, Alex Renner, Austin Schmidt, Elliott Stone and Steffan Stroh all earned spots on the team because of their athletic and academic achievements. Enerson, Mortimore, Renner and Stroh also were named to the outdoor Academic All-League team for the 2016 season.
Enerson, who is from Grand Forks, North Dakota, is a biological sciences major with a 3.79 grade-point average. Mortimore, from Ipswich, England, owns a 3.92 GPA with a major in philosophy. Renner, from Watertown, South Dakota, is a physical education major with a 3.48 GPA. Schmidt, from Stanley, North Dakota, has a 3.90 GPA majoring in business administration. Stone who is from Bismarck, North Dakota, owns a 4.00 GPA with a major in mechanical engineering. Stroh, from Underwood, Minnesota, captured the Summit League Championships Field MVP award, winning league titles in the hammer throw and discus. He qualified for the NCAA West Prelims in both events, ending the season ranked 31st in the NCAA in the hammer and 46th in the shot put. Stroh is a biotechnology major with a 3.61 GPA.
To be eligible for The Summit League Academic All-League team, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30, completed at least one full academic year at the current institution and participated in 50 percent of their team’s competitions. The award is voted on by the institutions’ faculty athletic representatives and sports information directors.
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