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Three WSC Students Receive Myles Brand Award

Posted: 24 January, 2013

WAYNE - Wayne State College seniors Taylor Baumert (football), Tyler Hohenstein (baseball) and Melanie Placke (volleyball) have received the fourth annual NSIC Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award announced Wednesday by the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota. The honor, named for the late NCAA President Dr. Myles Brand, is bestowed to senior NSIC student-athletes who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher and are exhausting their eligibility and on track to graduate. 
            “The NSIC is excited to have this opportunity to honor an elite group of our student athletes for their accomplishments,” said NSIC Commissioner Butch Raymond.  “We feel very privileged to name the award after Dr. Brand in recognition of his strong support and the continued emphasis he placed on academics in the ‘Life in Balance’ theme of Division II.”
            A total of 80 student athletes from the 16 institutions in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference will receive the award in its fourth year.  Each student athlete will be recognized by the NSIC with a certificate of achievement and a wrist watch.  The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference is a 16-team, 18-sport NCAA Division II Conference with teams located in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Name                                     Sport                                                     Hometown                          Major
Taylor Baumert              Football                                     Pawnee City, Neb.                         Education
Tyler Hohenstein            Baseball                                  South Sioux City, Neb.                  Business Administration
Melanie Placke              Volleyball                                  St. Libory, Neb.                               Business Management 

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