2012 NSIC Fall All-Academic Teams
The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference has announced its All-Academic Teams for the 2012 fall athletic season. To be eligible for this honor, the student-athlete must be a member of the varsity traveling team and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or better. Furthermore, the athlete must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at her/his institution (true freshmen, red-shirt freshmen and ineligible athletic transfers are not eligible) and must have completed at least one full academic year at that institution.
The Northern State student-athletes named to the team were: men’s cross country, Hunter Kopff, Jayce Seelig; women’s cross country, Brittany Arment, Mikayla Barondeau, Whitney Kuyper, Makayla Perryman; football, Michael Alberts, Felipe Alfaia, Matt Anderson, Jalon Bibbs, Shane Erickson, Logan Fahnhorst, Mark Hanley, Jared Jacobson, Ben Jastram, Robert Johnson, Dylan Kreutzfeldt, Adrian Krupka, LaVante Lewis, Dakota Lutz, Christopher Malsam, Rob Neisen, Devin Olson, Blaine Schmidt, Tate Senftner, Scott Shanks, Mike Tuch, Tanner White; women’s soccer, Renee Gittings, Katie Kippes, Laura Linscheid, Hilary Peterson, Khachirha Tugas; volleyball, Ella Campbell, Courtney Carmichael, Chelsea Chavez, Macey Finizio, Whitney Kemink, Sami Nygaard and Morgan Richardson.
2012 Fall NSIC All-Sports Standings
The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/US Bank All-Sports Standings following the fall season have been accumulated and Minnesota State, Mankato, sits in the lead with 67 points.
The Mavericks hold just over a seven point lead on Minnesota-Duluth (58.83) and a nine point lead over Winona State (58). The Mavericks amassed 67 three points after winning both the football and soccer regular season championships. They also finished second in men’s cross country, tied for fourth in women’s cross country and were tied for sixth in volleyball.
Duluth received 59.83 points after tying for the volleyball championship and finishing second in football. Winona State finished second in women’s cross country and soccer. They also tied for third in football and sixth in volleyball. Northern State is in eighth place with 34.5 points.
Last year’s winners from Augustana took home top honors in men’s and women’s cross country and sit in fourth place with 53 points. The winner of each title in a conference-sponsored championship receives points totaling the number of teams in that sport plus one. The next place finisher receives points totaling the number of teams less the number of places from first place. Ties in the standings at any level shall result in the totaling of points and distributed equally. Indoor and outdoor track and field are computed at half the total points as listed in the previous mentioned categories.
The NSIC will release All-Sports Standing again following the winter sports seasons. The All-Sports Champions will be announced following the spring seasons, with the award being presented at the NSIC Summer Kickoff in St. Cloud in July 2012.
NSIC All-Sports Standings: 1, Minnesota State, Mankato, 67; 2, Minnesota-Duluth, 59.83; 3, Winona State, 58; 4, Augustana, 53; 5, University of Mary, 42.5; 6, St. Cloud State, 40.5; 7, Sioux Falls, 38.5; 8, Northern State, 34.5; 9, Concordia-St. Paul, 33.33; 10, Wayne State, 30.5; 11, Southwest Minnesota State, 29.83; 12, Minot State, 29.5; 13, Minnesota State-Moorhead, 29; 14, Bemidji State, 27; 15, Upper Iowa, 25; 16, Minnesota-Crookston, 11.
Northern athletes donate items
The Northern State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is conducting its Dare to Share program which collects food, clothing, toys and winter wear for the Christmas holiday.
The program is currently underway. Donations can be dropped off at the Dare to Share trailer in the Barnett Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday-Friday until Dec. 8.
The items will be distributed on Dec. 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Barnett Center.
Denver joining the Summit League
According to various media outlets, the University of Denver will join the Summit League next season. The Pioneers will move from the WAC to the Summit League. Denver left the Sun Belt for the WAC on July 1 of this year. A formal announcement of the move is expected today. Denver, which boasts 17 varsity teams, has never reached the NCAA tournament in men’s basketball. With the addition of the Pioneers, the conference will be a 10-member league. The Summit League is the same conference as Dakota schools: South Dakota State, University of South Dakota and North Dakota State.
Colorado State senior center and Yankton graduate Colton Iverson has earned his second Mountain West Player of the Week honor of the young season after leading the Rams to a pair of tough road wins last week at in-state rival Denver and against Pac-12 foe Washington. The 6-foot-11 Iverson posted back-to-back double-doubles while leading Colorado State to the pair of road victories. He opened with 16 points and 13 rebounds in the Rams’ 60-53 victory at Denver on Wednesday. He followed that performance three days later with 13 points and 12 rebounds in the Rams’ 73-55 victory at Washington.
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