Eleven Mustang gridders receive scholar-athlete award

Dec 19, 2016 • Athletics

Eleven players from the Morningside College football team were named 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

The Mustangs’ total of 11 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes was second in the nation behind Presentation College, which had 12.

The Mustangs’ Daktronics-NAIA Football Scholar-Athletes are:

Austin Anfinson, a senior offensive lineman from Hinton, Iowa, who has a 3.87 cumulative grade point average (GPA) with majors in biology and chemistry.

Chad Bertagni, a senior offensive lineman from Omaha, Neb., who has a 3.96 cumulative GPA with majors in biology and chemistry.

Nate Crnkovich, a senior defensive lineman from Papillion, Neb., who has a 3.60 cumulative GPA with a major in nursing.

Blake Frank, a senior offensive lineman from Mapleton, Minn., who has a 3.65 cumulative GPA with a major in business administration.

Zach Knicky, a junior J-back from Papillion, Neb., who has a 3.57 cumulative GPA with a major in nursing.

Andrew Metzger, a junior offensive lineman from Rock Rapids, Iowa, who has a 3.68 cumulative GPA with a major in applied agriculture and food studies.

Seth Roberg, a junior wide receiver from Grand Island, Neb., who has a 3.64 cumulative GPA with a major in biology.

Logan Rozeboom, a junior linebacker from Hartley, Iowa, who has a 3.69 cumulative GPA with a major in biology.

Eric Salmonson, a senior offensive lineman from Omaha, Neb., who has a 3.80 cumulative GPA with a major in business administration.

Trent Solsma, a sophomore quarterback from Dakota Dunes, S.D., who has a 3.69 cumulative GPA with a major in American history and world history teaching.

Chet Willer, a senior J-back from Akron, Iowa, who has a 3.89 cumulative GPA with a major in business administration.

Student-athletes must be of at least junior academic status and have a minimum GPA of 3.50 in order to be eligible for Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors.

Click here for the complete list of 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Football Scholar-Athletes.