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Men’s track and field team earns 8 Academic All-League honors

The NDSU men’s track and field team led The Summit League by earning eight of the 15 spots on the Academic All-League team for the 2020 indoor season. The team was announced March 25.

Elliott Stone, Alex Talley, Alex Bartholomay, Trevor Otterdahl, Tony Ukkelberg, Tyler Enerson, Jacob Rodin, and Josh Samyn all earned the honor by virtue of their athletic and academic achievements.

Stone, from Bismarck, North Dakota, earned a degree in mechanical engineering with a 4.0 GPA, and is now a graduate Master of Business Administration student. A two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, he ranked fourth in The Summit League for the 3,000-meter run this season.

Talley, from West Fargo, North Dakota, owns a 3.53 cumulative GPA as a civil engineering major. He was the Summit League champion in the weight throw and runner-up in the shot put.

Bartholomay, of Bowman, North Dakota, was the Summit League champion in the 3000 and placed fourth in the mile at the conference meet. He is an accounting major with a 3.84 GPA.

Otterdahl, from Rosemount, Minnesota, is a mathematics major with a 3.96 GPA. He ranked 18th in the NCAA in the weight throw for the season.

Ukkelberg, from Clitherall, Minnesota, ranked third in the league in the heptathlon for the season and added a seventh-place finish in the long jump at the conference meet. He owns a 4.0 GPA with a major in psychology.

Enerson, from Grand Forks, North Dakota, has a 3.92 GPA in agricultural economics. He placed seventh in the heptathlon at the Summit League Championships.

Rodin, of Kenmare, North Dakota, won the Summit League 800 title and ran on NDSU’s league runner-up 1,600 relay. He is an agricultural economics major with a 4.0 GPA.

Samyn, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, owns a 3.94 GPA in biological sciences. He was the Summit League runner-up in the 800 and ranked seventh in the league in the mile for the season.

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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