DU’s Jackson, NDSU’s Teschuk Named November Athletes of the Month

Denver's Dan Jackson & North Dakota State's Erin Teschuk
Denver's Dan Jackson & North Dakota State's Erin Teschuk

November Athletes of the Month

ELMHURST, Ill. - The Summit League has selected Denver men’s soccer player Dan Jackson (Chapel Hill, N.C.) as the Male Athlete of the Month and North Dakota State women’s cross country athlete Erin Teschuk (Winnipeg, Manitoba) as the Female Athlete of the Month for November.
Jackson collects his first career Athlete of the Month honor after leading Denver to the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament. The senior goalkeeper allowed just one goal in 363:40 of action for a 0.25 goals against average for the month. He recorded three shutout victories with the first coming in the final regular season match of the year, a 1-0 win at Fort Wayne. He followed that up with two more blankings in The Summit League Championship over Western Illinois (4-0) and Oral Roberts (2-0). He had four saves against the Fighting Leathernecks and three vs. the Golden Eagles. In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Jackson surrendered a goal in the fourth minute of overtime as the Pioneers fell, 1-0 to No. 11 SMU. For the month, Jackson had a 0.25 GAA, .909 save percentage with a 3-1-0 record.

Teschuk earns her fourth career Athlete of the Month award and first this season. Her four career honors place her in a tie for second in league history. The junior produced The Summit League’s first NCAA Regional cross country title after finishing the 6k race in 20:07.7, in Lawrence, Kan. She won the race by five seconds over the second-place finisher. She followed that performance by recording the league’s second best all-time NCAA Championships finish by placing 26th in Louisville, Ky., with a time of 20:18.4. With her performance, Teschuk earned All-America honors for the first time in her career. She was also named The Summit League’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year and earned Academic All-League distinction.

Also nominated for the Men’s Athlete of the Month: Jon Stoller, IUPUI, swimming & diving; Paul Miller, North Dakota State, basketball; Mark Moulton, Omaha, soccer; Obi Emegano, Oral Roberts, basketball; Tre Brunette, South Dakota, basketball; Trent Lusignan, South Dakota State, cross country; Garret Covington, Western Illinois, basketball

Also nominated for the Women’s Athlete of the Month: Sarah Schmid, Denver, volleyball; Nicole Rightnowar, Fort Wayne, volleyball; Mikale Rogers, IUPUI, basketball; Kimberly Bailey, Omaha, volleyball; Greyson Hertting, South Dakota, swimming & diving; Macy Miller, South Dakota State, basketball