Genant, Winkelman named repeat academic team selections

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South Dakota State offensive lineman Wes Genant and defensive end Reece Winkelman were both repeat selections to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 Team announced recently. Both student-athletes will advance to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration in mid-December.

A Parkston native who is in his first semester of graduate school, Genant was named to the squad for the fourth time after compiling a 3.90 undergraduate grade-point average as a human biology major. The Jackrabbits’ starting center, he has helped pave the way up front for an offense averaging 37.3 points and 194.7 rushing yards per game.

Winkelman earned his second honor in as many seasons after posting a 3.97 GPA as a business economics major. The Marshall, Minnesota, native ranks second on the team this season with 10.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.

The 2020-21 Academic All-District and All-America programs recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Academic All-District 6 Team is determined by a vote among members of the College Sports Information Directors of America in Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Candidates must be at least a sophomore in athletic and academic standing, a starter or key reserve on his team and carry at least a 3.3 GPA.


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