- Eight Tiger athletes earn scholar-athlete honors December 6, 2013
MITCHELL, S.D. – Eight Dakota Wesleyan University athletes earned Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors in three different sports, it was announced Friday morning by the NAIA.
Bri Jung, a junior on the DWU volleyball team; junior men’s soccer player Bryce Berletic and senior teammate Trent Robbins; and women’s soccer juniors Thara Ali Said and Kylie Keiser and seniors Lindsey Corrin, Linsey Peterson and Alex Kuehler were all honored for their work in the classroom this fall.
Jung, a setter from Warner, S.D., was one of 391 volleyball student-athletes honored. She has a 3.82 GPA and is a nursing major at Dakota Wesleyan. Earlier this fall, Jung earned All-Great Plains Athletic Conference Honorable Mention honors for her play with the Tigers this season. This is her first academic honor from Daktronics and the NAIA.
This is the first honor for Berletic and second for Robbins. Berletic, a junior from Rochester, Minn., is a midfielder for the Tiger men’s soccer team. He is an athletic training major with a 3.65 GPA. Robbins, a senior from Watertown, S.D., was a defender for the Tigers. He is a math and business administration major with a 3.88 GPA.
Friday’s announcement marks the second honor for Corrin, Kuehler and Peterson and the first for Ali Said and Keiser. Kuehler, a forward for the DWU women from Black Hawk, S.D., is a biology major with a 3.73 GPA. Corrin, a defender, holds a 3.89 GPA and is an elementary and special education major from Rapid City, S.D. Peterson, a Pierre, S.D., native, played midfield for the Tigers. She is a sport, exercise and wellness major with a 3.6 GPA.
Ali Said, a Muscat, Oman, native, is an All-GPAC forward for Dakota Wesleyan. She has a 3.8 GPA and is a math and graphic design major. Keiser, a defender from Sioux Falls, S.D., has a 3.61 GPA and is a biology major.
In order to be considered for scholar-athlete honors, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 and have achieved junior academic status.