Eight SDSU swimmers earn Academic All-Summit League honors

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SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota State swimming and diving had a total of eight student-athletes named to the Academic All-Summit League teams, announced by the league office Thursday.

Four women, Kristen Davis, Tiffany Nguyen, Lily Schimke and Ashley Theobald, represented the Jackrabbits on the women's 19-member team. On the men's side, Jared Miller, Henry Skinner, Jacob Sutej and Cody Watkins were named to the 16-member squad.

Miller (2019) and Theobald (2018) are the only repeat honorees.

Jared Miller, Junior

Mechanical Engineering

Miller has now earned this honor along with All-Summit League for his second straight year. The Baker City, Ore. Native placed fourth in the 200 back (1:50.75), eighth in the 100 Back (51.38), seventh in the 500 Free (4:37.89), third in the 400 Medley Relay (3:22.93), and fourth in the 200 Medley Relay (1:31.87) at the 2020 Summit League Championships.

Henry Skinner, Sophomore

Political Science/Spanish

At the Summit League Championships, Skinner placed third in the 400 Medley Relay (3:22.93), fourth in the 200 Free Relay (1:22.56), fourth in the 400 Free Relay (3:05.14), fourth in the 200 Medley Relay (1:31.87), seventh in the 100 Back (51.27), 10th in the 100 Free (45.67) and 13th in the 50 Free (21.02). The Prior Lake, Minn. native also earned 2020 All-Summit League.

Jacob Sutej, Junior,

Pharmacy

The Omaha, Neb. native placed 10th in the 200 IM (1:55.30), 13th in the 200 Breast (2:11.36) and 15th in the 400 IM (4:11.09) at the Summit League Championships.

Cody Watkins, Junior

Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

Watkins earned 2020 All-Summit League for his third-place finish in the 800 Free Relay (6:45.11) at the Summit League Championships. The Soldotna, Ala. native also placed fourth in the 100 Fly (50.45), fourth in the 200 Free Relay (1:22.56), fourth in the 200 Medley Relay (1:31.87), ninth in the 200 Fly (1:54.13) and 13th in the 200 Free (1:41.73) at the conference championships.

Kristen Davis, Junior

Exercise Science

The swimmer from Durban, South Africa placed third in the 400 Medley Relay (3:48.57), fourth in the 200 Medley Relay (1:44.90), sixth in the 100 Fly (55.77), sixth in the 200 Fly (2:05.48) and 11th in the 400 IM (4:35.17) at the Summit League Championships. Davis also set an SDSU record in the 100 fly, swimming a 55.65 at the Augustana Invitational.

Tiffany Nguyen, Junior

Pharmacy

Nguyen placed seventh in the 100 Back (59.04), ninth in the 200 Back (2:05.56) and 15th in the 200 IM (2:10.72) at the Summit League Championships. The junior from Plymouth, Minn. also swam with the team's 400 medley relay team to record the league's second-fastest time of the season (3:47.27).

Lily Schimke, Senior

Biological Sciences

Schimke earned 2020 All-Summit League and placed third in the 400 Medley Relay (3:48.57), eighth in the 100 Back (59.39) and 14th in the 200 Back (2:10.90) at the Summit League Championships.

Ashley Theobald, Senior, Political Science/Ag Ed

Theobald earned 2020 All-Summit League, placing second in the 100 IM (57.65), second in the 200 Free Relay (1:34.11 - school record), seventh in the 200 IM (2:06.28) and seventh in the 400 IM (4:31.65) at the Summit League Championships. The Ft. Pierre native also broke the school record in the 100 IM with a time of 57.22 at the Augustana Invitational, the league's second-fastest time in the event this season.

2020 Summit League Women's Swimming All-Academic Team

Sarah Lingen, Denver

Charlotte Simon, Denver

Josie Valette, Denver

Brandi Vu, Denver

Ally Yancy, Denver

Sarah Lohman, Eastern Illinois

Rachel Manderscheid, Eastern Illinois

Lizzy Giese, Omaha

Brooke Landt, Omaha

Lucie Anderson, South Dakota

Isabel Fairbanks, South Dakota

Haley Pederson, South Dakota

Sabrina Sabadeanu, South Dakota

Jordyn Schnell, South Dakota

Kristen Davis, South Dakota State

Tiffany Nguyen, South Dakota State

Lily Schimke, South Dakota State

Ashley Theobald, South Dakota State

Miranda Mathus, Western Illinois

2020 Summit League Men's Swimming All-Academic Team

Cy Jager, Denver

Anthony Nosack, Denver

Trent Panzera, Denver

Nathan Rock, Denver

Scott House, Eastern Illinois

Joel Talley, Eastern Illinois

Elbert Chuang, South Dakota

Jake Leichner, South Dakota

Josh Sorbe, South Dakota

Mark Vanderzee, South Dakota

Jacob Won, South Dakota

Jared Miller, South Dakota State

Henry Skinner, South Dakota State

Jacob Sutej, South Dakota State

Cody Watkins, South Dakota State

Brendon Johnson, Valparaiso 

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