South Dakota State University distance runner Amanda Frohling has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
A senior from Yankton, Frohling received second-team honors in the University Division after compiling a perfect 4.0 grade-point average throughout her collegiate career, while majoring in biology and pre-physical therapy.
A four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track and field, Frohling was a member of the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second Team in 2009 before earning first-team all-district recognition in 2010. She was a member of the Jackrabbit women's cross country team that won the Summit League championship in 2008, finishing 25th individually. She closed her collegiate career with a fifth-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase the 2010 Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Earlier this spring, Frohling was the recipient of the Jackrabbit Scholar-Athlete Award for maintaining the top GPA among graduating student-athletes at SDSU.
Frohling is the fourth Jackrabbit student-athlete to earn Academic All-America recognition during the 2009-10 academic year, joining football players Kyle Minett (first team) and Conrad Kjerstad (second team) and baseball player John Lee (first team). Six other SDSU student-athletes were honored on academic all-district squads.