Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes announced

Caleb Dunlop, sports marketing and information director, (701) 483-2159

Dickinson State football players Shawn Alder, Meyer Bohn, Hazer Burghduff, Wyatt Mirich, Ryan Payne, and Matthew Perdue have been named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status. 

Alder had one interception for the Blue Hawks this season in seven games.  He is a psychology major from Colstrip, Mont.

Bohn is a junior environmental science major from Bismarck, N.D.

Burghduff is a senior history and business double major from Ludlow, S.D.

Mirich had 10 catches for 116 yards, with one touchdown reception, in six games this season.  He is a junior biology major with a minor in leadership.  Mirich is from Big Horn, Wyo.

Payne is a senior math education and exercise science double major, with a minor in coaching, from Livingston, Mont.

Perdue played in five games and recorded 10 tackles for the Blue Hawks this season.  Off the field, Perdue is a senior history education major.  He is from Ray, N.D.

A total of 259 student-athletes received the honor.