Linebacker Hankey First Team Pick; Four Others Earn 2nd Team Honors
ST. LOUIS – Leading a group of five North Dakota State student-athletes, Jackson Hankey was named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic 1st Team on Tuesday, Dec. 14, by a vote of the league’s sports information directors.
The senior linebacker from Park River, N.D., has an undergraduate degree in agricultural economics and was selected to the first team with a 3.636 grade-point average in the Master of Business Administration program. He is NDSU’s leading tackler for the third straight season with 85 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, two recoveries and one interception.
NDSU’s four second-team selections were junior fullback Hunter Luepke (3.420 in finance), sophomore defensive tackle Eli Mostaert (3.733 in finance), senior kicker Jake Reinholz (4.00 in Master of Mechanical Engineering) and senior defensive tackle Lane Tucker (3.857 in the Master of Business Administration).
Bison defensive tackle Costner Ching, tight end Noah Gindorff and linebacker Cole Wisniewski were honorable mentions.