Babcock, Jirele named to Academic All-Summit team

SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota third year sophomore Abrielle Jirele and junior fourth year Charlie Babcock were named to the Summit League Cross Country Academic All-Summit teams.

Babcock, a native of Forest Lake, Minnesota, earns Academic All-Summit honors for the second time in his career. He ran a personal best of 24:30.5 in the 8,000 meters at the Summit League Championships. Babcock has a 3.98 GPA in Medical Biology major.

Jirele, who hails from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, makes her debut on the exclusive list. Jirele was the lead runner for the Coyotes at the Summit League championships at 15th– Placement of 21:01.9 over 6,000 meters. She was the first runner for South Dakota at the NCAA Regionals with a time of 21:21.1. She holds a 4.0 GPA with a major in Communications and Disorders.

MEN’S 2022 SUMMIT LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY ACADEMIC ALL-LEAGUE TEAM








Surname school Year hometown grade point average Main
Charlie Babcock** South Dakota jr Waldsee, Minn. 3.98 Medical Biology
Tom Breuckmann*** State of South Dakota sir Andover, Minn. 3.94 mechanical engineering
Daniel Burkhalter** State of South Dakota jr Prairie Town, SD 4.00 statistics
Caleb Feuerbacher Kansas City sir Maryville, Mo. 3.96 Medicine MD
Zach Haire** St. Thomas R Jr. Breckenridge, Min. 3.99 financial management
Luke Labette North Dakota jr Inver Grove Heights, Minn. 3.83 Commercial Aviation

2022 SUMMIT LEAGUE WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY ACADEMIC ALL-LIGA TEAM






Surname school Year hometown grade point average Main
McKenzie Burian** North Dakota sir Fargo, N.D 4.0 Biology Occupational Health
Abrielle Jirele South Dakota So. Eden Prairie, Minn. 4.0 Communication Sciences & Disorders
Jadyn Kieler North Dakota So. Barrie, Ontario, Canada 4.0 Molecular and Integrative Biology
Grace Link State of North Dakota So. Plymouth Min 3.85
Paulina Wuertfeld Western Illinois GR. Duderstadt, Germany 4.0 psychology

*Career Cross Country Academic All-League Honors

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