Scholar-Athlete Spotlight: South Dakota

South Dakota's Brandon Bos, Nicole Seekamp and Tori Kroll
South Dakota's Brandon Bos, Nicole Seekamp and Tori Kroll

Each month, The Summit League will feature outstanding student-athlete performances from a selected institution as recognized by its Faculty Athletic Representative. The December installment of The Summit League Scholar-Athlete Spotlight features three student-athletes from South Dakota.

Brandon Bos, Men’s Basketball
Eligibility Year/Hometown: Jr./Markham, Ontario
Major: Undeclared
GPA:  3.40

Brandon Bos is a two-year letterwinner on South Dakota’s men’s basketball team. He earned honorable mention All-Summit League honors as a sophomore when he averaged 11 points and four rebounds per game. He shot 42 percent from three-point range and 45 percent from the field. Bos is the Coyotes’ leading scorer through the first month of this season. He registered his second collegiate double-double with a 15-point, 10-rebound performance in a win against Texas State. He has scored in double figures in every game this season.

Nicole Seekamp, Women’s Basketball
Eligibility Year/Hometown: Jr./Renmark, South Australia
Major: Psychology
GPA: 3.89

Nicole Seekamp is the reigning Summit League Tournament Most Valuable Player. She earned that award after averaging 20 points and five rebounds while getting the Coyotes within a basket of its first trip to the NCAA Tournament. Seekamp went on to lead the Coyotes into the semifinals of the WBI. She finished her first collegiate season with seven 20-plus scoring efforts. Seekamp competed on a South Australian national team three years in a row before arriving in Vermillion. She captained the U20 team and averaged 12 points, five rebounds and six assists in 2011. She led the Australian U19 team in 2010 and averaged 18.5 points in two tournaments as the team’s starting point guard. In 2009, she represented South Australia in the U18 Australia Championships.

Tori Kroll, Volleyball
Eligibility Year/Hometown: Sr./Germantown, Wis.
Major: Social Work
GPA:  3.57

Tori Kroll finished a fine four-year career as the Coyotes’ all-time leader in assists with 4,639. Kroll reached 1,000 assists in all four seasons and turned in a Summit League best 1,276 assists in 2013. In four seasons, she had 482 kills, 202 blocks and more than 1,100 digs. Kroll led the Coyotes to a 19-13 record in 2013, a third-place finish in the Summit League and a trip to the semifinals of the Summit League Tournament. She had a season-high 63 assists against Omaha during the final week of the regular season. She turned in 13 double-doubles and turned in a triple-double (55 assists, 10 kills, 13 digs) in an early-season win against Montana.

Information courtesy of USD.

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