WAYNE, Neb. -- Alex Brandt, Logan Moeller, Wyatt Nissen and Gabe Peitz from Wayne State College have been named to the College Sports Communicators 2023 Academic All-District Men’s Track & Field / Cross Country Teams announced Wednesday. The award recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in the athletic realm and in the classroom. Requirements for the honor include maintaining a minimum 3.50 grade point average and competing in at least 50 percent of meets.

Brandt, a sophomore jumper from Grand Island (Northwest HS), carried a 3.93 grade point average majoring in business/finance and mathematics. He finished eighth in the javelin (146’ 7”) at the NSIC Outdoor Championships this season and scored points in two events at the NSIC Indoor Championships taking fourth in the high jump (6’ 4 ¾”) and fifth in the heptathlon with 4,671 points.

Moeller, a sophomore jumper from Pierce (Pierce HS), majors in construction management and has a 3.69 grade point average. He was a national qualifier in the long jump at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships last week in Pueblo, Colorado placing 13th at 24’ 3 ½”. Moeller was All-NSIC in the long jump placing third and was fifth in the triple jump. He set a new indoor school record in the long jump (24’ ¾”) to place fifth and took seventh in the triple jump.

Nissen is a sprinter from Albion (Boone Central HS) and has a 3.73 grade point average majoring in sport management. He ran a leg on the seventh place 400-meter relay team at the NSIC Outdoor Championships and ran a season-best time of 23.01 seconds in the 200-meter dash at the USD Tuneup May 5th.

Peitz, a junior distance runner from Wakefield (Wakefield HS), maintains a 4.00 grade point average majoring in chemistry and pre-med. He was named winner of the Elite 18 Award at last fall’s NSIC Cross Country Championships as the top scholar athlete at a NSIC championship event. Peitz was fifth in the 600-meter run (1:23.40) at the NSIC Indoor Championships while running a leg on the fifth-place distance medley relay team. At the NSIC Outdoor Championships he was ninth in the 800-meter run (1:56.50) and ran a leg on the sixth place 4 x 400-meter relay team.

Academic All-District honorees advance to the College Sports Communicators Academic All-American ballot with All-America honors announced June 28.