The NDSU athletic department has captured the Summit League Institutional Academic Achievement Award for the second straight year, the league office announced July 23.
NDSU had 118 student-athletes earn spots on the 2020-21 Summit League Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence. The Institutional Academic Achievement Award goes to the league school with the highest percentage of list-eligible student-athletes earning the distinction. The Bison had 66.4% of their list-eligible student-athletes named to the Commissioner’s List.
In addition, NDSU topped the league with five of its teams claiming the top Team Academic Achievement Awards in each sport – baseball, men’s basketball, men’s cross country, men’s golf and men’s track and field.
For a student-athlete to be selected to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence, they must carry a 3.50 or better cumulative grade-point average, have used a year of eligibility and completed one academic year at the nominating institution.
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