Brainerd High School graduate Tyler Rose of the University of North Dakota men’s track and field team was a recipient of the 2011-12 Great West Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s Sportsmanship Award.
The SAAC Sportsmanship Award was established as an initiative to assist in promoting the ideals of sportsmanship throughout the conference. The award is presented to one male and one female student-athlete each academic year who display the best sporting behavior or generally conduct themselves with a high degree of character and good sportsmanship.
Rose, a senior track and cross country runner, has served as vice president and president of UND’s SAAC for the past two years and has used the opportunity to interact with student-athletes in every sport on campus. He serves as team captain and was voted the hardest worker and most valuable member of the track and cross country teams last year.
While sportsmanship has been a focus of Rose’s, he has also been exemplary on the track and in the classroom. As a biology major, he is a Presidential Scholar and is a three-time recipient of All-GWC Academic honors in cross country and a two-time academic all-conference selection in track and field. He completes his track and field eligibility this month at the GWC Track and Field Championships.
In the fall of 2011, Rose was named second-team All-GWC after placing eighth at the Great West Conference Cross Country Championships.