Aberdeen Runner Takes Home Senior of the Year Award from NSIC in Cross Country

BURNSVILLE, MN (NSUWolves.com) – Northern State’s Jackson Harrison was voted by the league coaches as the winner of the NSIC Men’s Cross Country Outstanding Senior of the Year Award. A native of Aberdeen, South Dakota, Harrison holds a 3.38 grade point average after obtaining his undergraduate degree and is now pursuing a business degree and plans to attend dental school. Harrison was presented the award following the NSIC Cross Country Championships, which took place on Saturday, Oct. 23 in Wayne, Nebraska. He took seventh at the event to earn All-NSIC First Team honors.

The “NSIC Outstanding Senior of the Year Award” is presented to a NSIC men’s cross country student-athlete who participates at their institution for four years and is academically superior while making a positive contribution to their team and the University. The NSIC Outstanding Senior of the Year award was initiated in 2020-21 to honor an outstanding senior that exemplifies the attributes of the model NSIC student-athlete.

Harrison is a three-time All-NSIC performer in cross country and holds the honor seven more times in track & field. He is a two-time NSIC Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week this season. He won three events over the year and was fifth at the Roy Griak as the top NSIC performer.

In the community, Harrison has volunteered at the Salvation Army Bell-Ringing, Residence Hall Move-In, NSU Athletics Worker, Science Club and Golden Ticket Manager.

“Jackson’s commitment to his team, the campus, and the community is superior. Not only is he an excellent athlete, but he also prioritizes his academics. His positive influence on those around him is contagious and will continue within the team’s culture for a very long time,” said Head Coach Megan Kuehl.