81 Jacks on MVFC honor roll

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ST. LOUIS – Eighty-one members of the South Dakota State University football team were recognized Wednesday as members of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for their work in the classroom during the 2020-21 season.

Headlining the Jackrabbit contingent was linebacker Preston Tetzlaff, who earned the league’s highest achievement as a recipient of the MVFC President’s Council Academic Excellence Award. The award requires a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade-point average and participation in athletics a minimum of two years. The 37 student-athletes receiving the award from the 11 league members also must be scheduled to graduate by the end of Summer 2021.

In addition, 27 Jackrabbits were presented the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum 3.2 GPA for the previous two semesters (freshmen are not eligible). To qualify for the MVFC Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have recorded at least a 3.0 GPA for a specified term (Fall 2020 or Spring 2021), must have been a member of the football team and completed a minimum of 12 credit hours. Nearly 800 student-athletes league-wide received Honor Roll recognition.

For a full list of the honorees, go to gojacks.com.

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