DSU Release –

Dakota State runner Max Cruse was named to the 2019-20 College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American NAIA Track & Field/Cross Country First Team earlier this week. Cruse was one of two members of the 2020 first team that boasted a 4.0 grade point average

Cruse collected his first NAIA All-American honors at the 2020 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships in Brookings this past March. He produced a seventh-place finish in the men’s 5000-meter run national final after clocking a time of 14 minutes, 54.14 seconds.

Max is an integral member of the Trojan men’s cross country and indoor track & field teams that won back-to-back NSAA conference titles. He also was a member of the DSU men’s outdoor track & field team that won their first-ever NSAA title in spring 2019.