Owatonna High School graduate and University of Minnesota-Duluth junior Braydon Kubat will serve as a student-athlete representative on an NCAA council. He says, "I'm looking forward to making an impact on issues that impact student-athletes across the nation." Kubat will be part of the NCAA Division II Management Council according to a news release from the UMD Athletic Office.

Kubat is currently in his second year of a three-year term as the NSIC (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) national Student Athletic Advisory Council representative. He is the Bulldogs' chapter president. "It was truly an honor to be nominated for this position by my national SAAC peers."

The news release states Kubat "will serve as the voice for some 120,000-plus NCAA II student-athletes on national issues and legislation, namely the student-athlete well-being and experience."

He added, "At the same time, I'm also looking forward to growing professionally and deepening my love for college athletics."

Kubat ran cross country in the fall and is currently part of the UMD track and field squad. He is majoring in mechanical engineering and is a two-time NSIC All-Academic Team selection. On the school's biography page for Kubat, he says, "I instantly fell in love with the city of Duluth years ago when my family first started coming up for Grandma's Marathon weekend. I also came to Duluth for the Engineering program at UMD."

During his days at Owatonna High School, Kubat ran at the state cross country meet (2016) and state track and field meet (2017) in the 3200 meter event. He was a multi-time All Big Nine performer.

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