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.
2012 One of 10 Coyotes who started all 11 games, he at linebacker...honorable mention MVFC all-academic team...USD Coaches' Award winner...USD Tim Mojzik Bulldog Award winner...USD Coyote Character Award winner...USD Outstanding Male Scholar Athlete of the Year...led USD, ranked 10th in the MVFC and in the top 100 nationally with 85 tackles (31 solo, 54 assists)...also led the team and ranked 18th in the MVFC in tackles for loss with 7.5...had a sack for eight yards vs. Colgate (9/8)...blocked an extra point vs. NDSU (10/20)...caught a 24-yard pass on a successful fake punt conversion vs. Illinois State (9/29)...led the team in tackles three times and had a career-high 15 stops vs. Illinois State...had 11 tackles vs. Western Illinois (10/6)...had six tackles and a pass breakup at Indiana State (10/27)...MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award...MVFC Honor Roll.
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.