University of South Dakota senior wide receiver Will Powell and junior placekicker Kevin Robb have been named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic Team as announced by the league office. Both were second-team selections.
South Dakota men's and women's cross country teams travel to Rochester, Mich., for the Summit League Championships, women's soccer hosts Kansas City for Senior Day and volleyball plays Omaha at home before travelling to Kansas City Friday this week in Coyote athletics.
2011: Played in eight games as a linebacker for the Coyotes...Recorded 23 tackles with 10 solo stops...Had one tackle for loss for two yards...Recorded a season-high eight tackles with three solo stops in the season opener at Air Force.
2010: Played in eight games as a reserve linebacker and on special teams...made 14 tackles, including six solo stops....earned .5 tackle for loss...earned Academic All-Great West honors for Fall 2010.
2009: Played in nine games on special teams and as a reserve linebacker...posted 14 tackles, including five solo stops...notched one tackle for loss of five yards...earned a half of a sack for four yards...recovered one fumble...named USD's Defensive Player of the Week once during the season...helped USD finish first in the conference in scoring defense (27.2 ppg) and rushing defense (108.1 ypg) and second in total defense (388.9 ypg)...earned Academic All-Great West honors for Fall 2009.
2008: Redshirted his first season in the USD program.
Prep: Won a state championship his senior season and was captain of that team... was a two-time All-State first team selection and was selected to the elite 45 team... recorded 136 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and 2 interceptions on defense his senior season... also contributed on the offense during his senior campaign while rushing for 852 yards and scoring 7 touchdowns.. a National Merit semi-finalist... an academic all-state selection who scored a 33 on the ACT's... played for coach Brian Hermanson.
Personal: Son of Bill and Jan Marlette...born on Nov. 25, 1989...math major.