NSU logo next to portrait or student Andrew Wedwick

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University student Andrew Wedwick has been named a SHAPE America Major of the Year.

Wedwick is a sophomore physical education major from Viroqua, Wis., and member of the Wolves Baseball Team.

After college, he intends to find a teaching job in the Midwest. Wedwick plans to teach physical education at any grade level and also wants to get into coaching football, basketball or baseball.

“Northern has helped me a lot. I think the staff in particular has been great for me and my development,” Wedwick said. “They are great teachers in the classroom to prepare me for my future. I also have built great relationships with my teachers and I feel that I can talk to them about anything, and they are always there for me for any questions I have.”

The Major of the Year, awarded annually by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America, honors outstanding undergraduate students in the fields of health, physical education recreation and dance. Learn more at the organization’s website.

About Northern State University  

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.