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November 2013 -- e-Newsletter of Bemidji State University Athletics 

Message from Beaver Pride
BeaverPride_Dan_Bennett_0010   Dan Bennett
Hello, Beaver Nation! On behalf of the Beaver Pride organization, I want to thank you for your support of Bemidji State Athletics this fall. We've had great attendance at all of our athletic events and expect nothing less as we gear up for the 2013-14 winter season. Despite some less-than-perfect weather, our pre-game events at Diamond Point Park have been terrific!  These have continued to grow each year thanks to Beaver Pride members and friends and families of BSU athletes.  Also, our Beaver Pride board has been very active and I want to publicly thank them for all they do. BSU Athletics would not be the same without their hard work and dedication.  Go Beavers!
Get social with Beaver Pride
Under the direction of new coordinator Daniel Bennett, Beaver Pride has established a social media presence. The organization is now active on Facebook ( and Twitter (@BeaverPrideFans). Follow Beaver Pride on one or both platforms to stay up to date with the organization's events, athletic announcements or to communicate your thoughts and ideas.
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BSU hockey family four packs
  Andrew Walsh
Bemidji State and the Sanford Center are offering Beaver Hockey fans a new, more affordable ticket option for families and small groups. The new Family Four Pack is available for just $50 and includes four tickets and four food vouchers for your choice of popcorn or a hotdog. Family Four Packs are going fast, so stop by the Sanford Center Bob Lowth Ford Pickup Window to purchase yours today.
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Hardwater classic
  2013 Hardwater Classic
Calling all fishermen! You may still be waiting for the first ice on Lake Bemidji, but it's never too early to make plans for the Knife River Materials Hardwater Classic Ice Fishing Tournament. This year's seventh annual fundraiser for BSU Athletics scholarships will be on Feb. 15. Join the rest of Beaver Nation off Nymore Beach from 12-3 p.m. in an attempt to pull out the grand prize-winning lunker. Entry fee is $30 before Jan. 31 and $35 until the day of the event. Raffle tickets for a custom-made ice house are available from Beaver Pride members and at local businesses. For more information, call  (218) 755-2827.
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BSU men's basketball reloads for '13-14
Rosenbloom_atUNI_066   Maxie Rosenbloom
One year after an 18-12 record and trip to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/Sanford Health Tournament Championship game, second-year head coach Mike Boschee has taken on the challenge of replacing a senior class that accounted for nearly 50 percent of the team's offense. Ranked 12th in the 2013-14 NSIC's Preseason Coaches' Poll, Boschee and his band of 10 newcomers embark on the new season at 8 p.m. Nov. 13, when they host Mayville State at 8 p.m.
[read more] [roster] [schedule]
VanHaaften gains academic accolades
  Tiffany VanHaaften
Bemidji State senior midfielder Tiffany VanHaaften (Chaska, Minn.) has been named to the Capitol One/College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) College Division Academic All-District® First Team for her efforts on the field and in the classroom. The exercise science major carries a 3.91 GPA and leads the team with three game-winning goals. A first-team all-district selection, the three-time Academic All-NSIC pick will appear on the Academic All-America ballot.
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Seniors key to women's hoops success
  Kate Warmack
Now in his ninth season at BSU, head coach Mike Curfman looks to the upcoming women's basketball season with anticipation. BSU returns 10 players from a 2012-13 roster that went 11-16 overall and 7-15 in NSIC play. Seniors Morgan Lee, Kate Warmack and Jessie Althoff will be called on to lead a roster featuring seven newcomers. The team opens the season at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 versus Mayville State in the BSU Gym.
[read more] [roster] [schedule]
Student-athletes in community
  BSU softball team
The BSU Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) has been busy integrating Bemidji State Athletics into the community. The organization helped arrange volunteers from BSU's 15 athletic programs to help with Bemidji's Annual Senior Community Clean up Oct. 26. In addition to tackling fall yard work for Bemidji senior citizens, student-athletes got into costume and facilitated a Halloween mini-carnival in Oak Hall for hundreds of children.
[Halloween photo gallery]
BSU Athletic Hall of Fame announced
  2014 Hall of Fame Class
Bemidji State will induct six individuals and two teams into its Athletics Hall of Fame Feb. 15, as part of the university’s B-Club/Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend. Members of this year's induction class are: Steve Boss  ’81, Jayne Dusich ’91, Mary Gergen ’91, Patti (Fitzgerald) Zwiers ’90, Duane Sorenson ’77 and Sue Engel. In addition, Bemidji State’s undefeated 1984 national champion men’s ice hockey team and the 1974 women’s track and field team will be enshrined into BSU’s Team Hall of Fame.
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Beaver Pride luncheons in November
  Connor Quinn
There is no better way to get the inside scoop on Bemidji State Athletics than to be a regular attendee at Beaver Pride luncheons. These events provide an opportunity to hear from a variety of BSU student-athletes and coaches, as well as some of the opposition, over an $8 lunch. The luncheons are open to all fans of BSU Athletics and typically take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on campus at Walnut Hall. Upcoming luncheons are: Nov. 15, 22 and 29. You won't want to miss them.
Personal growth defines Shaver’s career
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  Matthew Shaver
Bemidji State senior nose tackle Matthew Shaver stepped onto the field at Chet Anderson Stadium for the final time as a Beaver Nov. 2. Many have seen him control the line of scrimmage during the past four BSU football seasons, but few know the trials and tribulations he has overcome.
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In this issue:

Message from Beaver Pride
Beaver Pride gets social
Hockey 'Family Four Packs'
Hardwater Classic
Men's basketball preview
VanHaaften earns academic honor
Women's basketball preview
Beavers in the community
Athletic Hall of Fame
Luncheon schedule
Shaver's success beyond the field

Upcoming events:

BSU's HOME athletic events only

1 -- Beaver Pride luncheon
1 -- Minnesota Duluth (SOC)
1 -- North Dakota (WIH)
1 -- Augustana (VB)
1 -- Minnesota State (MIH)
2 -- Beaver Pride tailgate party
2 -- St. Cloud State (FB)
2 -- North Dakota (WIH)
2 -- Wayne State (VB)
2 -- Minnesota State (MIH)
5 -- Minnesota Duluth (SOC)
12 -- Mayville State (WBB)
13 -- Mayville State (MBB)
15 -- Beaver Pride luncheon
15 -- Minnesota State (WIH)
15 -- Upper Iowa (VB)
15 -- Alaska Anchorage (MIH)
16 -- Minnesota State (WIH)
16 -- Winona State (VB)
16 -- Alaska Anchorage (MIH)
19 -- Finlandia (WBB)
19 -- Finlandia (MBB)
22 -- Beaver Pride luncheon
22 -- Lake Superior State (MIH)
23 -- St. Scholastica (MBB)
23 -- Lake Superior State (MIH)
26 -- Michigan Tech (MBB)
27 -- Team Russia (WIH)
29 -- Beaver Pride luncheon
29 -- Miami (MIH)
30 -- Miami (MIH)

6 -- St. Cloud State (WBB)
6 -- St. Cloud State (MBB)
7 -- Minnesota Duluth (WBB)
7 -- Minnesota Duluth (MBB)
13 -- Alaska Fairbanks (MIH)
14 -- Alaska Fairbanks (MIH)
20 -- Minnesota Crookston (WBB)
20 -- Minnesota Crookston (MBB)

3 -- Winona State (WBB)
3 -- Northern Michigan (MIH)
3 -- Winona State (MBB)
4 -- Upper Iowa (WBB)
4 -- Upper Iowa (MBB)
4 -- Northern Michigan (MIH)
10 -- St. Cloud State (WIH)
11 -- St. Cloud State (WIH)
17 -- Beaver Pride luncheon
17 -- Wisconsin (WIH)
17 -- MSU Moorhead (WBB)
17 -- BSU Multi-Event (TF)
17 -- North Dakota (MIH)
17 -- MSU Moorhead (MBB)
18 -- Wisconsin (WIH)
18 -- Northern State (WBB)
18 -- Super 8 Open (TF)
18 -- Northern State (MBB)
31 -- Minnesota Duluth (WIH)


Save the date:

Feb. 14-15 -- B-Club Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend

Feb. 15 -- Knife River Materials Hardwater Classic

April 12 -- The Green & White Dinner and Auction for BSU Athletics

May 2 -- Beaver Nation Celebration

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