USD student honored as a 2002 USA Today scholar University of South Dakota senior Drake Olson has recently been selected as an All-USA College Academic Team Honorable Mention by USA Today. The designation is part of the national newspaper's annual scholarship awards. Olson was selected from more than 600 applicants and received a certificate in honor of his achievement.
Olson is a political science and pre-medicine major who maintains a 3.810 grade point average and also serves on the Vermillion City Council. He was nominated by Dr. William D. Richardson, USD political science department chair and director of the W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership.