Physics Department News Archive

October 31, 2006

Lueking Again Named Academic All-Conference

SIOUX FALLS, SD - Physics major Amy Lueking is one of five Vikings named to the 2005-06 Academic All-North Central Conference women's soccer team chosen by a vote of the league's sports information directors.

Lueking is a senior physics major from Sioux Falls. She carries a 3.97 grade point average, the second highest on the all-conference squad, and is also a laboratory assistant and tutor in the physics department. In the spring of 2006, Lueking was named first alternate for the prestigious Rossing Physics Scholarship, given annually to the top physics student at an ELCA school. During the summer of 2006, she participated in a research project, "Localization of cytoskeletal proteins in cardiomyocytes: examining Bin-1, B-dystroglycan, Caveolin-3 and Dystrophin in relation to tranverse tubules in control and dilated cardiomyopathy hamsters.", with Dr. Steven Armstrong, at the Sanford School of Medicine at USD and the Cardiovascular Research Institute of the South Dakota Health Research Foundation.

On the field, the midfielder/forward tied for the team lead in assists and was second on the team in goals scored with three, bringing her career total to 13. This is the second consecutive year Lueking was named to the academic all-conference team.

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