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):
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