RAPID CITY, S.D. (Dec. 14, 2016) –
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology junior Libby Friesen was named to
the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Cross
Country All-Academic First Team. Friesen, from Olathe, Kan., has a 4.0 GPA and
is majoring in civil and environmental engineering.
RMAC Cross Country All-Academic teams were recently announced by the league
office in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Mines women’s cross country team also placed four athletes on the RMAC
All-Academic Cross Country Honor Roll. Rachel Lovelace, a sophomore from
Rochester, Minn., with a 3.75 GPA; Erica Westerman, a sophomore from Yankton,
with a 3.77 GPA; Kari Radke a junior from Elk River, Minn., with a 3.54 GPA;
and senior Therese Frels, a senior from Guthrie Center, Iowa with a 3.81 GPA
were all named to the RMAC Honor Roll.
men’s side, Ashton Grissom, a sophomore from Parker, Colo., with a 3.59 GPA,
and Davis Mathieu, a senior from Spokane, Wash., with a 3.59 GPA, qualified for
the Cross Country Men’s RMAC Honor Roll list.
very excited to see seven of our scholar-athletes recognized for all the time
and effort they put into their academics,” said Hardrocker Cross Country Head
Coach Steve Johnson. “They work very hard to balance their academic and
athletic endeavors and we’re very proud of what they’ve accomplished. It’s a
privilege to work with them on a daily basis.”
qualify as an RMAC All-Academic athlete, the athlete must carry a 3.3
cumulative GPA; have been a student at the active member institution for at
least two consecutive semesters and have had a season of competition. First
Team All-Academic members were voted on by the conference's sports information