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Genant named Academic All-American

AUSTIN, Texas--South Dakota State University offensive lineman and Parkston native Wes Genant was named an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

South Dakota State University's Taryn Christion (3) scrambles while teammate Wes Genant (77), a Parkston native, blocks Duquesne's Rob Marra (55) during a game on Thursday night at Dana J. Dykhouse in Brookings. (Matt Gade / Republic)
South Dakota State University's Wes Genant (77) blocks Duquesne's Rob Marra (55) as SDSU quarterback Taryn Christion (3) scrambles out of the pocket during a game on Aug. 31, 2017 at Dana J. Dykhouse in Brookings. (Matt Gade / Republic)

AUSTIN, Texas-South Dakota State University offensive lineman and Parkston native Wes Genant was named an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Genant, the starting center for the Jackrabbits, has compiled a 4.0 GPA in biochemistry. The junior has helped clear the way for an offense that is averaging 44.3 points and 490.8 yards per game heading into the FCS semifinals.

SDSU linebacker Dalton Cox was also named to the team after posting a 4.0 GPA in entrepreneurial studies and economics. Cox is second on the team with 65 tackles.

SDSU plays in the FCS playoff semifinals at top-ranked North Dakota State at 7 p.m. on Friday.

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