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UND updates roster

UND has updated its roster for the fall, revealing a number of changes from spring practices.

Eight more players are no longer with the team, although none of them were starters or regular contributors in 2013.

Players that participated in spring ball but are no longer with the team are quarterback Kurt Palendech, running back P.J. Sparks, defensive back Will Lyons, linebacker Hunter Wharton, linebacker D.J. Beard, offensive lineman Rashad Williams, offensive lineman Ross Windfeldt and wide receiver Zack Selland.

Sparks rushed for 113 yards last season, with more than half of those yards coming against Valparaiso.

Swimming & diving

UND teams earn academic honors

UND men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs have earned national honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for high academic achievement during the Spring 2014 semester.

Both teams, which were also similarly recognized following the fall semester, received CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Awards Thursday for boasting a spring semester grade-point average of 3.0 or better. UND’s women’s team owned a 3.43 GPA to tie for 43rd among all Division I women’s programs. The men’s team had a 3.14 GPA, which was tied for 44th nationally among men’s programs.

The Scholar All-America Team Award is presented twice annually, once in the fall semester and again in the spring to recognize teams achieving a 3.0 in the semester coinciding with the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.