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Carlson and Dykstra earn academic honors

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 02/07/2013 17:59:10

South Dakota State men's basketball players Brayden Carlson and Jordan Dykstra both earned Capital One Academic All-District 6 honors for the work both in the classroom an on the court.

"Not only do you have play basketball well and put your time in on the floor, but you have to perform as a student in the classroom as well," head coach Scott Nagy said. "Those guys proved that they can do both. They're huge assets to our program and one of the reasons, particularly over the last three years, why we've been so successful."

A junior guard from Brookings, and starter in the last 50 games for the Jackrabbits, Carlson posted a 3.92 grade-point average in economics. On the court, the Jacks defensive specialist averages 9.0 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

Also a junior, the Rock Valley, Iowa native Dykstra posted a 3.68 GPA in biology/pre-dentistry. Athletically, Dykstra leads the Jackrabbits with five double-doubles on the season and with 7.2 rebounds per game. He also ranks second on the team with 13.1 points per game and currently ranks first all-time at SDSU in career 3-point field goal percentage at an even 48 percent.