Dentlinger repeats as Academic All-League

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SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota State’s Matt Dentlinger was named to the Summit League’s All-Academic Team for the second consecutive season, conference officials announced Wednesday.

Dentlinger has compiled a 4.00 grade point average in mechanical engineering. He is skilled in thermo-fluids, manufacturing engineering, mechanical design and 3D printing. Dentlinger joined three other SDSU engineering students on a team whose project was chosen as one of 12 finalists for NASA’s Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge. 

The finalists were tasked with designing, building and testing prototype systems to extract water from ice deposits buried underneath soil.

He also excelled on the basketball floor. The Arcadia, Iowa, native started all 23 games for the Summit League’s regular season champions, averaging 10.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. 

He led the team by shooting 63.7 percent from the field and recorded a team-high 22 blocked shots.

To be eligible for the Academic All-League team, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale), completed at least one full academic year at the current institution and participated in 50 percent of their team’s competitions.

The team is made up of the five student-athletes receiving the most votes with all ties standing, with voting done by the institution’s faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors.

2020-21 Summit League Men’s Academic All-League Team

Max Abmas, sophomore guard, Oral Roberts

Matt Dentlinger, junior forward, SDSU

Rocky Krueser, senior forward, North Dakota State

Matt Pile, senior forward, Omaha

Filip Rebraca, junior forward, North Dakota 


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