Dakota State’s Alex Derr was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Three Team. Derr, a graduate student at Dakota State, was a two-time NAIA All-American in 2020-21. He earned his first honor in the 800-meter run at the 2021 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships. His second came at the 2021 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships and he was part of the 4 x 400-meter relay team. Derr also swept the NSAA’s Most Valuable Athlete in Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track last season.
The 2020-21 Academic All-District, selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in the competition realm and in the classroom. District Three includes the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.