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ST. LOUIS - North Dakota State had five student-athletes named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic Team on Wednesday, Nov. 28, by a vote of the league's sports information directors.Tight end, defensive endand quarterbackwere first-team selections. Safetyand wide receiver/return specialistwere named to the second team.North Dakota State's total of five first-team or second-team honorees was the most among the 10 schools. NDSU had another three players earn honorable mention: linebacker, centerand punterNominees for the all-academic team must be starters or important reserves who have sophomore athletic and academic standing, completed at least one calendar year at their current institution, participate in at least 50 percent of the team's games, and carry a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade-point average.No. 1-ranked North Dakota State (11-0) hosts Montana State (8-4) in a second-round FCS playoff game at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.Jared Beshore, S, Missouri State, 3.82, Physical EducationTaryn Christion, QB, South Dakota State, 3.61, EconomicsJack Cochrane, LB, South Dakota, 4.00, Political ScienceDalton Cox, LB, South Dakota State, 4.00, Economics/Entrepreneurial Studies, TE, North Dakota State, 3.94, Physical Education/Sport ManagementWes Genant, OL, South Dakota State, 4.00, BiochemistryEvan Greeneway, OL, South Dakota State, 3.75, Civil EngineeringJacob Marnin, C, Southern Illinois, 4.00, Criminology/Criminal Justice, DE, North Dakota State, 3.85, Civil Engineering, QB, North Dakota State, 3.92, Sport Management (4.00 MBA)Cal Twait, OL, Northern Iowa, 3.74, Physical EducationMarcus Weymiller, RB, Northern Iowa, 3.97, Public Administration/Human ResourcesKyle Williams, DE, Western Illinois, 3.70, ChemistryJeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois, 3.58, Exercise ScienceArmand Dellovade, LB, Youngstown State, 3.62, Business ManagementAustin Errthum, PK, Northern Iowa, 3.64, BiologyDuncan Ferch, LB, Northern Iowa, 3.43, HistoryJustin Fitzpatrick, DB, Western Illinois, Sports Broadcasting, S, North Dakota State, 3.51, Criminal JusticeDrew Himmelman, OL, Illinois State, 3.81, Exercise SciencePeyton Huslig, QB, Missouri State, 3.82, Cell and Molecular BiologyZach Muniz, DB, Western Illinois, 4.00, Sport ManagementClint Ratkovich, FB, Western Illinois, 3.70, Engineering Technology, WR/RS, North Dakota State, 3.59, University StudiesQB Jake Kolbe;TE Zach Larkin;LB, C, PDL Spencer Hopkins, P Brady Schutt;DE Ryan Earith, DB/ST Lance Eide, LB/ST Preston Tetzlaff;LB Quentin Moon;C Vitas Hrynkiewicz.