July 12. 2013 9:51AM
Brockmueller earns Academic All-America Honors
Sioux Falls’ redshirt junior Billy Brockmueller was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® NCAA Division II Track/Cross Country Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Brockmueller was one of just two Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference student-athletes to earn this honor.
An applied math and computer science double major, Brockmueller has excelled both on the track and in the classroom, where he has maintained a 4.00 GPA.
During the fall, Brockmueller earned an individual invitation to the NCAA Cross Country Championships where he was awarded the 2012 Elite 89 Award, which is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA championships. A first team All-NSIC runner, he was also named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic and All-Central Region teams for cross-country.
Brockmueller also had an exceptional showing in both indoor and outdoor track, where he achieved all-conference honors in the 3,000m, 5,000m (indoor and outdoor) and 10,000m races. A product of Brandon, Brockmueller set four USF records in 2012-13, including the DMR, mile, 5,000m and 10,000m runs. He was also a provisional qualifier for the indoor track and field championships.
Earlier this month, Brockmueller also earned a spot on the District 7 Academic All-District team for track/cross-country.
Brandon man aces No. 3 at Hidden Valley
Paul VanderLinde of Brandon aced No. 3 at Hidden Valley Golf Course in Brandon. He used an 8-iron from 111 yards for his first hole-in-one.
Area coaches honored
Garretson’s Kari Stoltenberg was named the boys golf coach of the year by the South Dakota High School Coaches Association.
Scott Carroll, Brandon Valley High School boys coach, was also a nominee for the award.
BVHS boys tennis coach Mark Schlekeway was nominated for coach of the year in that sport.
Junior Football camp is July 10-13
The Sanford Power Football Academy By Riggs Premier Football is host to the eighth annual South Dakota Junior Football Summer Camp on July 10-13 at the Sanford Fieldhouse.
For the first time in event history, it will be a full-contact camp. There will be two sessions each day – from 9 a.m. to noon for grades 2-5 and from 2 to 5 p.m. for grades 6-8.
Athletes will need to bring cleats, mouthguards and water. Equipment checkout will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 9.
The cost of the camp is $145. For information, visit riggsfootball.com or call (605) 312-7800.