NDSU redshirt freshman Brecca Wahlund has been named a 2012 Division I All-Academic performer by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, and the Bison received All- Academic team status with a cumulative 3.49 grade-point average for the 2012 season.
NDSU’s team GPA ranks among the top 60 in the nation according to the association’s report.
Wahlund posted a runner-up finish at the Summit League cross country championships and a 14th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional. She has a 3.82 cumulative grade-point average.
To qualify for the All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and either earned All-America status or finished in the NCAA region’s top 15 in 2012.
To qualify as an All-Academic cross country team, the squad must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and started at least five runners at the NCAA regional championship.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.