Track & Field - Fri, May 24, 2013


MARION, Ind. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released its 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Track & Field Scholar Athletes Friday.  Three seniors from Dakota State University had received this prestigious honor.

A combined 517 student-athletes (313 women and 207 men) were recognized by the NAIA for their hard work in the classroom.  Student-athletes are nominated by their head coach and must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status to qualify.

Andy Coy and Stephanie Warnke earned their Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete for the fourth time in their career at Dakota State (2 times in cross country and 2 times in track & field).

Stephanie Uher was named to the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete award for her fifth time at DSU.  She earned this honor three times in track & field and 1 time each in volleyball and cross country.

The three Trojan student-athletes that have received this award are (year in school - hometown - major - parents' name):

  • Andy Coy - senior - Hill City, S.D. - Biology - Rusty and Cindy Coy - 4th overall Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete award (2 in cross country and 2 in track & field)
  • Stephanie Uher - senior - Mitchell, S.D. - Computer Science - Dean and Jeanette Uher - 5th overall Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete award (3 in track & field, 1 in volleyball and 1 in cross country)
  • Stephanie Warnke - senior - Fairfax, S.D. - Exercise Science - Tim and Brenda Warnke - 4th overall Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete award (2 in cross country and 2 in track & field)

Dakota State will have five runners in action Saturday on the final day of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships.  Nic Penning will be running in the men's marathon Saturday morning. In the afternoon, Seth Boomsma (100-meter dash) and DSU 4 x 100-meter relay team (D'Artist Williams, Stacey Berg, Mark Moeller and Boomsma) are scheduled to run in the finals.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

  • Jan. 14 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Dordt (Iowa) Invitational - No Team Score - recap - results
  • Dec. 3 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Fremont (Neb.) Half-Marathon - No Team Score - recap - results
  • Dec. 2 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ South Dakota State University Holiday Classic - No Team Score - recap - results