The NDSU women’s track and field program had six Bison honored with spots on the Summit League Academic All-League team, which was announced March 25 for the 2021 indoor season.
Amanda Anderson, Bailey Cowling, Jodi Lipp, Amy Herrington, Alyssa Lind and Tasha Willing all earned the recognition by virtue of their athletic and academic achievements.
Anderson, from Bethel, Minnesota, ranked 38th in the NCAA for the weight throw this season and was also top-75 nationally in the shot put, placing in both events at the Summit League Championships. She has a 4.00 cumulative GPA as a physical education major.
Cowling, from Lincoln, Nebraska, is an art major with a 4.00 GPA. She ranked 48th in the NCAA and third in the Summit League for the high jump this season.
Lipp, from St. Cloud, Minnesota, was the Summit League champion in the long jump and triple jump this season. A human development and family science major with a 3.60 cumulative GPA, Lipp also ranked 54th in the nation for the triple jump.
Herrington, from Henley-on-Thames, England, was the Summit League champion and an NCAA Championships qualifier in the weight throw. She earned second-team All-America honors. Herrington owns a 3.87 GPA with a major in exercise science.
Lind, from Bloomington, Minnesota, has a 3.96 GPA as an elementary education major. She placed fifth in the 400m dash at the conference meet and ran on NDSU’s runner-up 1,600-meter relay.
Willing, from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, placed second in the shot and third in the weight at the Summit League Championships. She finished the indoor season ranked in the NCAA’s top 40 for both throwing events. Willing is a biological sciences major with a 3.71 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.
Other Bison meeting the criteria and nominated for the award included Nell Graham, Peyton Frolek, Rebecca Tomann and Jenna Kes.
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