Nov 22nd, 2013 @ 11:24 am | Author: Mark Potts, Sports Information Director
Valley City State University cross country runners Richard Wright (Sr., Starkweather, N.D.) and Wayne Engelhard (Sr., Valley City, N.D.) were named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes today by the NAIA national office.

In order to be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.

Engelhard and Wright are seniors on the VCSU cross country team and have excelled both in the classroom and on the course during their time have Valley City State. Both Wright and Engelhard have played a major role in helping the Viking men's team to the NAIA Cross Country National Championships, where they will compete on Saturday, Nov. 23 in Lawrence, Kan.

Engelhard is a native of Valley City, N.D., majoring in Health Sciences. Wright is a native of Starkweather, N.D., majoring in Business Education.