NDSU’s athletic teams recently completed an impressive 2019 fall semester in the classroom with a combined 3.337 grade-point average among 417 student-athletes.
All 14 sport programs recorded over 3.0 team GPAs, including two teams with record-high semesters. The national championship Bison football team had a 3.122 combined GPA while the Bison baseball team posted a 3.433.
Other academic highlights include:
• 323 student-athletes earned a 3.0 GPA or higher in the fall semester (77percent)
• Record-high 83 student-athletes had a perfect 4.0 GPA (20 percent)
• 192 student-athletes earned dean's list recognition (46 percent)
Through the fall 2019 semester, NDSU has 326 student-athletes (78 percent) with a cumulative career GPA of 3.0 or higher, including 39 student-athletes with a perfect 4.0.
Among the national academic honors, football linebacker Jackson Hankey was voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-America second team with a 4.0 in agricultural economics and was the NCAA Elite 90 award winner representing the highest GPA at the national championship game. Fullback Garrett Malstrom and safety James Kaczor were CoSIDA Academic All-District selections. All three were named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference all-academic team along with tight end Ben Ellefson and defensive end Derrek Tuszka.
In addition, all-region goalkeeper Monica Polgar was named to the Summit League women's soccer academic all-league team, Summit League women's cross country athlete of the year Kelby Anderson was academic all-league for the second straight year and All-Summit League performer Alex Bartholomay was selected to the men's cross country academic all-league team.
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