50 Trojans Named a NSAA Fall Sport Scholar-Athlete

The NSAA has announced its 2022 fall sports scholar-athletes earlier this week, and Dakota State landed the most total scholar-athletes with 50 student-athletes named on the conference academic list.

A total of 314 student-athletes received this prestigious academic achievement in the North Star Athletic Association institutions. To be eligible for the NSAA Academic Scholar-Athlete, a student-athlete must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 and participate in a junior varsity or varsity contest. In addition to the criteria, each athlete must be certified on an eligibility certificate, excluding freshman redshirts.

The Trojan volleyball squad landed with 19 student-athletes on the conference academic list, while the football program added 16 student-athletes to the list. DSU’s cross country teams had a combined 15 student-athletes receiving the award (3 women’s, 12 men’s).

Below is the list of 2022 North Star Athletic Association Fall Sports Scholar-Athletes from Dakota State:

Women’s Cross Country
Name Hometown Year In School Major
Brooke Beaucaire Beaumont, Calif. Freshman Cyber Leadership & Intelligence
Saddie Palmquist Howard, S.D. Sophomore Cyber Operations
Lindsey Roth Parkston, S.D. Freshman Elementary Education


Men’s Cross Country
Name Hometown Year in School Major
Ian Beyer Timber Lake, S.D. Freshman Integrative Biology
Dalton Brouwer Sioux Falls, S.D. Junior Cyber Operations
Jacob Dundas Parkston, S.D. Senior Digital Arts & Design
Cody Farland New Underwood, S.D. Sophomore Cyber Operations
Caden Gortmaker St. Lawrence, S.D. Freshman Computer Science
Lucas Harr Sioux Falls, S.D. Sophomore Cyber Operations
Curtis Johnson Indianola, Iowa Freshman Cyber Operations
Yohannes Kassa Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sophomore Computer Science
Joshua Krull Sioux Falls, S.D. Senior Cyber Operations
Taylor Myers Estherville, Iowa Senior Cyber Operations
Blake Schmiedt Dakota Dunes, S.D. Freshman Cyber Operations
Evan Slominski Blair, Neb. Senior Cyber Operations


Women’s Volleyball
Name Hometown Year in School Major
Julia Bullerman Adrian, Minn. Freshman Elementary Education
Julia Drietz Lake Benton, Minn. Sophomore Accounting
Jenna Frank Wanda, Minn. Senior Exercise Science
Brooklyn Grage Brandon, S.D. Sophomore Computer Information Systems
Riley Grandpre Conde, S.D. Senior Exercise Science
Madalyn Groft Mellette, S.D. Junior Math Education
Petyon Groft Mellette, S.D. Senior Exercise Science
Baylee Holmlund White, S.D. Sophomore Health Information Management
Savannah Mares Castle Rock, S.D. Senior Cyber Leadership
Casey Olson Fergus Falls, Minn. Sophomore Accounting
Sydney Schell Aberdeen, S.D. Sophomore Graphic Design
Amy Uher Mitchell, S.D. Junior Elementary Education
Hannah Viet Parker, S.D. Senior Business
Gwendolyn Vongkasemsiri Murfreesboro, Tenn. Freshman Cyber Operations & Network Security
Jenna Werner Britton, S.D. Freshman Exercise Science
Macy Wetsch Bismarck, N.D. Junior Physical Education


Name Hometown Year in School Major
Gustavo Bonilla Phoenix, Ariz. Junior Business
Cody Brown Madison, S.D. Junior Computer Information Systems
Collin Bruegegeman Pierre, S.D. Sophomore Cyber Operation
Mike Foster Orlando, Fla. Freshman Business
Chris Guipi-Bopala Wayne, Mich. Sophomore Business
Marcis Hausman Estelline, S.D. Junior Education
Gavin Holland Badger, S.D. Junior Exercise Science
Braxton Lacher Watertown, S.D. Sophomore Biology
Austin Lake Tea, S.D. Sophomore Business
Tyce Ortman Canistota, S.D. Sophomore Physical Education
Cole Paulson Pipestone, Minn. Freshman Business Education
Travis Rebstock Redwood Falls, Minn. Senior Biology
Gus Sanford Aitkin, Minn. Freshman Elementary Education
Taron Serr Burke, S.D. Freshman Business
Cole Sylliaasen Brandon, S.D. Junior Elementary Education
Cooper Vincent Grayslake, Ill. Sophomore Business