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Niesen named to 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Football Scholar Athlete
December 16, 2011
ROME, Ga. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Friday that 244 football student-athletes have been named 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
Student-athletes are nominated by their institution's head coach and must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. They must achieve a junior academic status in order to qualify for the honor.
John Niesen of Dakota State had earned this prestigious honor. He is a junior defensive back for the Trojans.
John is the son of Keith and Patty Niesen of Amherst, S.D. He is majoring in Elementary Education at Dakota State University.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director