Minnesota State Community and Technical College sophomore Jay Zimmerman of Elbow Lake has been named to the All-Minnesota Academic Team for his academic and leadership achievements.
Zimmerman, a student on the Fergus Falls campus, has earned a 4.0 grade point average and was named to the M State President’s List multiple times. He played basketball for two years and baseball for one year for the Spartans.
He is one of 41 students named to the All-Minnesota Academic Team from Minnesota State’s 22 community and technical colleges. The award is supported by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society to promote excellence at two-year colleges.
“Jay was a phenomenal student and a perfect example of what we as coaches dream of,” said Spartan men’s basketball coach C.J. Peeters. “He went the extra mile helping our other athletes when he could. He is truly a one-in-a-million student athlete, and I couldn’t be more proud.”
Zimmerman will graduate from M State in May with an Associate of Arts degree and intends to transfer, most likely to North Dakota State University, and earn a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering.
“I just really like math and working with electronics,” said Zimmerman, whose goal is a career working in the development of electronics products.
A 2015 graduate of West Central Area Schools, Zimmerman is the son of Kerry and Julie Zimmerman.