The NDSU women’s track and field team claimed a league-best five of the 10 spots on The Summit League’s Academic All-League team announced June 1 for the 2017 outdoor season.
Bison seniors Amy Andrushko, Rose Jackson, Morgan Milbrath and Katelyn Weimerskirch and sophomore Shelby Gunnells all earned spots on the team by virtue of their athletic and academic achievements. Milbrath and Andrushko have been named to the Academic All-League team for three straight indoor and outdoor seasons.
Andrushko, Jackson and Milbrath are all members of NDSU’s 1,600-meter relay team that qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The other member of the quartet, junior Alexis Woods, owns a 3.72 cumulative grade point average.
Andrushko, from Dugald, Manitoba, graduated with a 3.93 GPA in nursing. Jackson, from Willmar, Minnesota, has a 3.71 GPA as a mathematics major. Milbrath, from Minot, North Dakota, owns a 3.98 GPA with a major in physical education and health education. Weimerskirch, from East Dubuque, Illinois, has a 3.39 cumulative GPA majoring in zoology. Gunnells, from Solon, Iowa, has a 4.00 GPA in university studies.
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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