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Release Date Tuesday, December 15, 2015

SD Mines Earns RMAC Academic Honors

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Dec. 15, 2015) – The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) announced the Cross County Academic All-Conference Teams and Honor Roll today with the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology earning three First-Team honors and three Hardrockers being named to the RMAC Honor Roll. 

Senior Travis Buse (4.0) and sophomores Libby Friesen (4.0) and Dale Broek (3.606) earned RMCA First-Team Honors. Senior Brittanee Wood (3.75), junior Therese Frels (3.82) and sophomores Davis Mathieu (3.519) and Kari Ranke (3.92) were named to the RMAC Academic Honor Roll.

“It is a tremendous honor for our student-athletes to be recognized by the RMAC for their academic achievements,” said Hardrocker cross country head coach Steve Johnson. 

To qualify, student-athletes must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.30 or better, be a starter or reserve, and have completed two consecutive semesters or three quarters at their current institution. The student-athlete’s cumulative GPA is what she or he had earned prior to the beginning of the cross country season. All RMAC Sports Information Directors selected the first team. 

“Balancing the academic load at South Dakota Mines with the demands of competing in the RMAC is very difficult,” Johnson said. “Their success is a testament to their hard work and dedication. It’s great to see their efforts recognized by others.”

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About SD Mines  

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,654 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $61,300. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat