Sep 11th, 2012 @ 9:22 am | Author: Casey Olney

Dakota State's Kristen DiPaola and Valley City State's Ken Eliacin have earned top honors in the Association of Independent Institutions this week as DiPaola has been named Female Athlete of the Week, while Eliacin has been named the Male Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept 2-9.

Eliacin, a 6-4, 240-pound tight end from Miami, Fla., had touchdown receptions of 67 and 52 yards and finished with four catches for 127 yards in a win over Mayville State.

Eliacin was named first team Preseason All American by Beyond Sports Network