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Three Lions bask in LSC indoor men's All-Academic acclaim

Track and Field athletes Dorian McCradic, Dexter Lee and, Hendrik Nungess are placed on The Lone Star Conference indoor men's All-Academic team.
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The Lone Star Conference indoor men's All-Academic team was announced today, naming three members of head coach Tom Dibbern's Texas A&M University-Commerce squad among the eleven in the conference to receive the honor.

Junior distance athlete Dorian McCradic is the only Lion to recapitulate the commendation, having claimed All-Academic honors previously in his sophomore year. At the MSSU Lion Open, McCradic was a member of the distance medley team which earned a provisional qualifier with an adjusted time of 10:06.71. The junior is sixth in conference in the 5000 meter run, seventh in the conference in the 3000 meter run with a personal best time of 8:49.08, and ninth in the conference in the one mile run. McCradic sports a 3.91 GPA, and is majoring in biological science.

Sprinter Dexter Lee cracked the All-Academic team for the first time in his career. The sophomore has the best time in the conference in the 400 meter run with a provisional qualifying time of 48.42 seconds. He's also ranked second in the conference in the 200 meter run, and was a part of the provisional qualifying 4x400 meter relay team that logged a time of 3:14.88, the best in the LSC. Lee maintains a 3.81 GPA, and is majoring in management.

Finally, sophomore Hendrik Nungess received All-Academic honors following his stellar performance in the heptathlon at the MSSU Lion Open. The native of Germany set personal bests in four different individual events (60m, 1000m, high jump and pole vault) en route to scoring a personal best 5012 points, finishing second in the event. He currently ranks fourteenth best in the nation and second in the conference in the heptathlon, for which he has a provisional qualifier. Nungess boasts a 3.82 GPA, and is majoring in environmental science.

The Lions will head to Lubbock this weekend to take part in the LSC Championships, held at Texas Tech's Athletic Training Center.

NAME   SCHOOL               YR.          MAJOR

Michal Idziak      Texas A&M-Kingsville    Jr.           Criminology

Javan Gray          Texas A&M-Kingsville    Sr.           Management

Zach Daniel         West Texas A&M             Jr.           Sports & Exercise Science

Lucas Goodspeed            Harding                So.          Accounting

Baptiste Moreu                West Texas A&M             Sr.           Finance

Dorian McCradic               Texas A&M-Commerce Jr.           Biological Science

Hendrik Nungess             Texas A&M-Commerce So.          Environmental Science

Scott Wesselink                Eastern New Mexico      Sr.           Wildlife and Fishery Sciences

Arnau Erta           West Texas A&M             Sr.           Mass Comm./Broadcasting

Peyton Best       Tarleton State   Jr.           Business

Dexter Lee          Texas A&M-Commerce So.          Management

LSC Men's Indoor Track and Field Academic Athlete of the Year: Michal Idziak, TAMUK