Chadron State College track and field student-athletes Daniel Reynolds and Shane Collins were selected to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s 2022 Outdoor Track and Field All-Academic First Team, in a release on Thursday at RMACSports.org.
In addition, 28 on the men’s and women’s team combined qualified for the Academic Honor Roll, by virtue of having a minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average, using a season of competition, and having completed a full calendar year at CSC.
Collins and Reynolds were selected by the conference’s sports information directors, from among all eligible nominees. Both men have a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Collins, the RMAC champion in the men’s hammer throw at the 2022 outdoor meet, is a sophomore from Bison, South Dakota. He set a new RMAC meet record at the event in Pueblo, Colorado, sending the hammer implement 61.58 meters (202 feet) to win gold. Two weeks later, he added another 14 inches to his personal best, at a Twilight Meet in Kearney, Nebraska, to rank 11th in NCAA Division II entering the national meet with a mark of 61.94 meters. He earned points in all three of his throws at RMACs, taking seventh in discus and eighth in shot put.
Reynolds, from Granby, Colorado, set a new school record in the hammer throw as a redshirt freshman, when he launched his weight 62.07 meters, or 203 feet, eight inches, in Seward, Nebraska in mid-May. He rose to ninth nationally in the event, leading up to the NCAA championships. With a mark of 61.52 meters, which also surpassed the meet record at the RMAC meet, Reynolds finished the conference runner-up after Collins. He added a bronze medal in the shot put as well, totaling 14 points for CSC at the meet, where the Eagles placed third.
Other CSC men’s student-athletes who were named in the honor roll included the following: Estabon Bozeman (Inglewood, Calif.); Pete Brown (Oxford, Neb.); Noah Burtis (Berthoud, Colo.); Osiel Cano (Oshkosh, Neb.); Osvaldo Cano (Oshkosh); Parker Gonser (Windsor, Colo.); Steven Hinze (McCook, Neb.); Joss Linse (Plattsmouth, Neb.); Gregory Logsdon (Torrington, Wyo.); Logan Moravec (Gering, Neb.); Logan Peila (Miles City, Mont.); Alec Penfield (Scottsbluff, Neb.); Harley Rhoades (Douglas, Wyo.); Cale Schafer (LaSalle, Colo.); Dylan Soule (Polk, Neb.); Reid Spady (Oshkosh); Creighton Trembly (Longmont, Colo.); and Emory Yousook (Casper, Wyo.).
The women’s honor roll members were as follows: Hannah Christie (Alpine, Wyo.); Carlie Collier (Dunning, Neb.); Morgan Ekwall (Yoder, Wyo.); Michaela Hill (Eaton, Colo.); Morgan Jaggers (Sidney, Neb.); Tukker Romey (Gering, Neb.); Madyson Schliep (Grand Island, Neb.); Sydney Settles (Lincoln, Neb.); Julianne Thomsen (Custer, S.D.); and Hannah Wilkie (Rangely, Colo.).
Justin Thompson, of Colorado Mesa, and Zoe Baker, of Colorado School of Mines, were selected as the Academic Athletes of the Year.