2015-16
1Southern Oregon University
1Marian University
3Morningside College
4Saint Xavier University
4Carroll College
6Grand View University
7Lindsey Wilson
8MidAmerica Nazarene University
9Missouri Valley College
10Faulkner University
12Northwestern College
22Doane College
 
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Today
Women's Soccer
Mount Marty at 2:00 pm
Presentation College CST
Men's Soccer
Mount Marty at 4:00 pm
Presentation College CST
Volleyball
Dakota State University at 7:30 pm
(12) Northwestern CST
Today
Women's Soccer
Mount Marty at 2:00 pm
Presentation College CST
Men's Soccer
Mount Marty at 4:00 pm
Presentation College CST
Volleyball
Dakota State University at 7:30 pm
(12) Northwestern CST
Thursday, Sep 3
Women's Golf
Morningside at  
Day 1 - Mount Marty Invitational
Briar Cliff at  
Day 1 - Mount Marty Invite (Fox Run CC - Yankton, SD)
Midland at  
Day 1 - Mount Marty Invite
College of Saint Mary at  
Day 1 - Mount Marty Fall Invitational
Dakota Wesleyan vs  
Day 1 - Lancer Invite
Men's Golf
Morningside at  
Day 1 - Mount Marty Invitational
Concordia at  
Mount Marty Invite
Briar Cliff at  
Day 1 - Mount Marty Invite (Fox Run GC - Yankton, SD)
Dakota Wesleyan vs  
Day 1 - Lancer Invite
Women's Soccer
College of Saint Mary at 4:00 pm
William Penn University CST
Men's Soccer
Midland at 6:30 pm
Friends University CST
Volleyball
(5) Rocky Mountain College at 7:30 pm
(9) Midland CST
Middle School Night
Friday, Sep 4
Women's Cross Country
Midland vs  
Augustana Twilight
Dakota Wesleyan vs  
Augustana Twilight
Men's Cross Country
Midland vs  
Augustana Twilight
Dakota Wesleyan vs  
Augustana Twilight
Women's Golf
Morningside at  
Day 2 - Mount Marty Invitational
Yesterday
Men's Soccer
Concordia College-Moorhead at 1
Dakota Wesleyan 2
Volleyball
Grace University at 0
(9) Midland 3
Men's Soccer
Morningside at 2
Waldorf College 1
Women's Soccer
(21) Concordia at 7
York College 0
Morningside at 3
Waldorf College 1
Men's Soccer
Nebraska Wesleyan at 3
Central College 1
Concordia at 7
York College 2
Women's Soccer
Nebraska Wesleyan at 1
Central College 2
Monday, Aug 31
Men's Soccer
Benedictine College at 1
Midland 0
Women's Golf
College of Saint Mary at 5th of 8
Midland University Fall Invitational
Doane at 8th of 8
Midland Fall Invite (Fremont CC)
Concordia at 2nd of 8
Midland Invite
Midland at 4th of 8
Midland Invite
Hastings at 7th of 8
Midland Invite (Fremont Country Club)
Dakota Wesleyan vs 1st of 8
Midland Tournament
Men's Golf
Midland at 1st of 6
Midland Invite
Dakota Wesleyan vs 2nd of 6
Midland Tournament
Sunday, Aug 30
Men's Soccer
(15) Ashford University at 0
Doane 1
Women's Soccer
Doane at 1
Graceland University 5
Men's Golf
Hastings vs
Doane
Doane/Hastings Ryder Cup (York CC) - Hastings won in playoff
 
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NWU Claims 2011-12 Dr. Myrvin Christropherson All-Academic Award
GPAC - Mon, Oct. 22, 2012

The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) is proud to announce the winner of the 2011-12 GPAC-Christopherson All-Academic Award.    Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska, claims the honor with the combined GPA of 3.29 among all of their student-athletes for the 2011-2012 academic year.  The Prairie Wolves won the award for the third time in school history.
 

"On behalf of the membership of the GPAC I want to commend Nebraska Wesleyan on winning the Dr. Christopherson All-Academic Award for 2011-12," said Corey Westra, GPAC Commissioner.  "A combined GPA of 3.29 with almost 500 student-athletes speaks volumes to the hard work and commitment of the Nebraska Wesleyan student-athletes, professors, coaches, and administrators."  "Nebraska Wesleyan is a charter member of the league and has won the All-Sports Trophy many times in the past and to win this award is a credit to their commitment to academics at their University," added Westra.

"We expect Nebraska Wesleyan student-athletes to be outstanding students AND outstanding athletes," said Nebraska Wesleyan Faculty Athletic Representative Dr. Loy Watley. "The preparation and hard work they put into their sports matches the preparation and hard work they put into their studies. Our faculty, staff, coaches, and administrators are excited to join the GPAC in recognizing the outstanding work of Nebraska Wesleyan's student-athletes."

"We are very excited and proud that our student athletes are the recipients of the 2011-12 Dr. Myrvin Christopherson All-Academic Award," said Nebraska Wesleyan Athletic Director Dr. Ira Zeff.  "One of Nebraska Wesleyan's core values is excellence and this achievement is another example of our student-athletes long standing tradition of excellence on the field and in the classroom." 

The Christopherson All-Academic Award, which began in 2005-2006, is named in honor of former Dana College* President Dr. Myrvin Christopherson's faithful and long-term service to student-athletes in the GPAC.  Dr. Christopherson retired following the 2004-2005 academic year after 19 years of dedicated leadership at Dana College.

President Christopherson served as the first chair of the GPAC Council of Presidents, which was formed in 2004.  Dr. Christopherson was very active with the NAIA serving on the Council of Presidents for many years up until his retirement.  In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Christopherson was a Viking student athlete himself, playing for the men's basketball and baseball teams.

Concordia University and Hastings College were second and third in the overall All-Academic standings for 2011-12 with 3.23 and 3.21 GPA's respectively.  Morningside College had the top GPA among women's sports with a 3.44, while Nebraska Wesleyan led the men's sports with a 3.22.

 

GPAC Christopherson All-Academic Award Winners

2005-2006 – Mount Marty College

2006-2007 – Mount Marty College

2007-2008 – Mount Marty College

2008-2009 – Nebraska Wesleyan University

2009-2010 – Not Awarded**

2010-2011 – Nebraska Wesleyan University

2011-2012 – Nebraska Wesleyan University

 

*Dana College was a charter member of the Nebraska-Intercollegiate (Iowa) Athletic Conference (1969) and Great Plains Athletic Conference (2000).  The college closed in the summer of 2010 after 126 years of operation in Blair, Nebraska.  The GPAC Christopherson All-Academic Award continues in the conference to honor Dr. Christopherson's  many years of service.

**The Christopherson All-Academic Award was not awarded for 2009-2010 in recognition of Dana College's closure.  The GPAC wished to honor Dana's many years of membership in the NIAC and GPAC by not awarding the Christopherson All-Academic Award for one year.