2020 Academic All-District Honors from CoSIDA Include Numerous NSIC Student-Athletes

NorthernSun.org – The 2020 Academic All-District® Men’s and Women’s At-Large Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom. The NSIC had eight student-athletes, four men and four women, from five different sports honored. Two additional students were selected who attend NSIC schools, but compete in sports not sanctioned by the conference (women’s lacrosse & men’s tennis)

Honorees selected first-team Academic All-District® will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot. Academic All-America® honorees will be announced from June 16-19. The CoSIDA Academic All-District teams are divided into geographic districts across the United States and Canada.

The Division II and III CoSIDA Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2019-20 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs.

NCAA DIVISION II – DISTRICT 7 (Great American, Mid-America, Northern Sun)

FIRST TEAM WOMEN

Sport Name School Yr. GPA Major

Swimming – Taylor Beagle – Augustana Univ – Jr. 3.97 Biology

Tennis – Rylie Cox Evans – Harding University – Sr. 3.83 Marketing

Golf – Hannah Hankinson – Augustana Univ – Sr. 3.94 Nursing

Lacrosse – Maddie Hentges – Concordia-St. Paul – Sr. 3.95 Biology

Tennis – Kendra Kappes – Winona State Univ – Sr. 4.00 Biology

Swimming – Maggie Knier – MSU-Mankato – Sr. 4.00 Mass Media & Marketing

Golf – Elizabeth Leath – Univ of Central MO – Sr. 4.00 Accountancy

Tennis – Joanna Nowakowska – Southern AR Univ – Sr. 4.00 Engineering / Physics

Tennis – Simone Simas – Southern AR Univ – So. 4.00 K-12 Physical Education & Health

Crew – Bailee Thomas – Univ of Central OK – Sr. 4.00 Forensic Science / Psychology

 

NCAA DIVISION II – DISTRICT 7 (Great American, Mid-America, Northern Sun)

FIRST TEAM MEN

Sport Name School Yr. GPA Major

Wrestling – Brandon Ball – Fort Hays State Univ – Sr. 3.81 Technology Studies

Golf – Ian Barnes – Univ of Central MO – Sr. 3.97 Interior Design

Golf – Jonathan Cooney – Univ of Sioux Falls – Sr. 3.75 Business Administration

Wrestling – Kolton Eischens – St. Cloud State Univ – Sr. 3.45 Technology Management

Tennis – Frank Kelly – Augustana Univ – Sr. 3.77 Biology

Wrestling – Ben Kelvington – Augustana Univ Sr. – 3.99 Biochemistry

Tennis – Danrich Kruger – SE’ern OK St Univ – Sr. 3.98 Biology

Wrestling – Bailey Neises – Augustana Univ – Sr. 3.94 Athletic Training

Tennis – Stuart Rehfuss – Southern AR Univ – So. 3.54 English

Tennis – Luis Tirado – Harding University – Sr. 3.52 International Business