Eight Student-Athletes Selected To NCC All-Academic At-Large Teams
May 7, 2001
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Four men and four women from The University of South Dakota have been named to the North Central Conference all-Academic At-Large Teams announced last week. Named to the men's team were Noah Deyo, a senior from Rapid City, Aaron Dykstra, a senior from Yankton, S.D., David Nelson, a senior from Baudette, Minn., and Jason Probasco, a senior from Woodbine, Iowa.
Deyo, a member of the USD Track and Field Squad, has a 3.106 grade point average in physical education. Dykstra, also on the track and field squad, has a 3.857 in biology and pre-medicine. Nelson, a member of the swimming and diving team, has a 3.03 grade point average in history education. Probasco, who is on the track and field team, has a 3.63 grade point average in business management. Also honored was Eric Dufek of the South Dakota men's swimming and diving team, who was named honorable mention all-NCC. Dufek of Lander, Wyo., has a 3.8 grade point average in chemistry. The 23-member squad has a combined grade point average of 3.64. There were 17 seniors, four juniors and two sophomores on the team. South Dakota and North Dakota had the most representatives' (4) on the squad.
Selected to the women's team were Aimee Dunlop, a junior from Woodbine, Iowa, Sara Deckert, a senior from Doland, S.D., Sandy Pelkofer, a senior from Rapid City, S.D., and Molly Wedel, a junior from Spencer, Iowa. Dunlop, a member of the South Dakota cross-country team, has a 3.938 grade point average in pre-medicine and biology. Deckert, a member of the track and field squad, has a 3.587 grade point average in business management and marketing. Sandy Pelkofer, also on the track and field team, has a 3.68 grade point average in psychology while Wedel, a member of the cross-country team, has a 3.039 grade point average in dental hygiene.
South Dakota and North Dakota led the NCC schools with four selections to the women's team. The class, which has a combined grade point of 3.80, included 10 seniors, four juniors and three sophomores. Steph Hawley of the USD women's golf team, was an honorable mention selection. A senior from Huron, Hawley has a 3.598 grade point average in biology.