Waytashek Named to Academic All-District Team
Junior Megan Waytashek (Lino Lakes, Minn.) of the South Dakota State women’s basketball team was named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District 6 Team Thursday and advances to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration later this month.
Waytashek, who was a Preseason First Team All-Summit League First Team selection, was one of five student-athletes honored on the District 6 team, and her 3.97 GPA in mechanical engineering was the second highest among the group.
The guard/forward, who has scored in double digits in 12 games and has a pair of 20-plus point games this season, leads the Jackrabbit in scoring (11.6), is second in assists (2.0), and third in rebounds (4.6). Waytashek also ranks 10th in the NCAA in free throw percentage (.907).
The 2012-13 Summit League First Team All-Summit League selection, Waytashek was honored as a two-time Summit League Distinguished Scholar on league’s honor roll and was twice named to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence. Waytashek, a student intern at the Mayo Clinic this past spring, was secretary of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and a member of the Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society.
In addition to Waytashek, Fort Wayne’s Amanda Hyde and Western Illinois’ Ashley Luke were named to their respective district’s academic team.
Selections to the Capital One Academic All-District 6 Team were determined by a vote of members of the College Sports Information Directors of America in Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Candidates must be at least a sophomore in athletic and academic standing, a starter or key reserve on her team and carry at least a 3.3 GPA.