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July 2014 -- e-Newsletter of Bemidji State University Athletics 

From the ticket office
Tony-Barbercrop   Tony Barber

Are you looking for an activity to keep you and your family entertained this winter? Beaver Hockey season tickets are available now. I’m Tony Barber, ticket coordinator at Sanford Center, and I’ll gladly assist you in purchasing or renewing your seats for the 2014-15 season. Fans from all over Beaver Nation took advantage of Select-a-Seat Night on June 30 to secure some of the best seats in the house. Great locations still remain, but only those who purchase or renew by July 30 will receive a commemorative season ticket booklet. Contact me at (218) 441-4018 today to make plans for 2014-15. I look forward to working with you. Go Beavers!
[email Tony] [select-a-seat photos]
Galen Nagle Memorial set for July 18
  Jim Richards
Bemidji State greats, alumni, friends and fans of the BSU men’s ice hockey team will gather July 18 at the Bemidji Town and Country Club to participate in the 17th Annual Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament. Named in honor of the late Galen Nagle, a former BSU goaltender, the five-person scramble, dinner and silent auction benefit the BSU men's hockey program.
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Scanlan tabbed women's hockey coach
Scanlan_Jimweb   Jim Scanlan
Jim Scanlan, a two-time All-American goaltender who led the Bemidji State men's hockey program to a pair of NAIA national titles between 1978 and 1982, has been named head coach of the BSU women’s ice hockey program. Scanlan will leave East Grand Forks High School after 18 years as an educator, coach and administrator. He takes over for Steve Sertich, who retired at the conclusion of the 2013-14 campaign after eight seasons.
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2015 Hall of Fame class announced
  2015 Hall of Fame class
Bemidji State will induct six individuals and one team into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Feb. 21, as part of the University’s Alumni B-Club/Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend. This year's induction class includes Ron Bornetun 1976-80, Bruce Ecklund 1980-83, Jim Scanlan 1978-82 and Kim (Babula) Zerr 1983-87, who will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. The newest selection for the Alumni Coaching Achievement Award is Gail (Hecimovich) Nucech 1967-69, and the 2015 John S. Glas Honorary Letter Winner is Joe Dunn. In addition, Bemidji State’s 1979-80 men’s swimming and diving team will be enshrined into the Team Hall of Fame.
[read more]
Will you take the B-Club Challenge?
Athletic alumni, your personal and financial support are crucial to the growth and success of BSU’s athletic programs. If you choose to participate in the B-Club Challenge, an amount equal to the first year of a five-year pledge will be contributed to the BSU Athletic Scholarship Fund, thanks to generous donations from fellow alumni athletes! If you cannot donate at this time, please complete the profile and return it, so we may include you in B-Club communications. All gifts are 100 percent tax deductible. Thank you!
[online profile]
Gordy Skaar golf event a success
  2014 Skaar event
Over 220 golfers gathered at the Bemidji Town and Country Club on June 20 to participate in the 2014 Gordy Skaar Memorial Golf Tournament presented by Wells Fargo. The five-person, 18-hole scramble, now in its 37th year, grossed over $50,000 for the Bemidji State Athletics scholarship fund.
Lee gets call to NSIC Hall of Fame
13AHOF_Lee72  David Lee
David Lee, a 1988 graduate of Bemidji State and the BSU men's basketball program's all-time leading scorer, is among eight former collegiate student-athletes to be named to the 2014 NSIC Athletic Hall of Fame Class. Lee will officially be inducted into the league's hall July 9 at the St. Cloud Kelly Inn as a part of the NSIC summer meetings.
[read more]
Benson makes MGA Players' run
benson   Andrew Benson
When the field of 64 took to the course at Interlachen Country Club for the 35th Minnesota Golf Association Players’ Championship June 23, BSU men's golf team member Andrew Benson, was among them. Benson qualified for the tournament May 22 when he tied for second place with a one-over-par 73 at Pioneer Creek Golf Course in Maple Plain, Minn. After advancing to the round of 32, the 2014-15 BSU senior was defeated 4 and 2 by Dominic Kieffer.
[read more]
BSU Night at Target Field
  Bucky and TC
Join BSU alumni and friends at Target Field at 7:10 p.m. on July 25 as the Minnesota Twins take on the Chicago White Sox. A pre-game social will take place at 5 p.m. at Brothers Bar and Grill in Downtown Minneapolis before President Richard Hanson throws out the ceremonial first pitch and the BSU Alumni Choir sings the Star Spangled Banner. Tickets can be purchased from the BSU Alumni Office for $25-45. Deadline to order tickets is noon on July 7.
[registration information]
Summer leagues sharpen skills
  BSU's Salina contingent
Many Bemidji State baseball student-athletes are working on their game in wood bat leagues across the country this summer after helping the Beavers reach 20 wins in 2014 for the third consecutive season.
[read more]
BSU hosts a variety of athletic camps
Summer is upon us, and time is running out to make plans for your child to attend any of Bemidji State's youth athletic camp offerings. Summer camps are available in five different sports for girls and boys ranging from age 7 through graduating high school seniors. Opportunities are filling fast, and registration deadlines are nearing. Register today!
[camps website]
Men's hoops golf outing set for July 25
The Sixth Annual Bemidji State Men’s Basketball Alumni and Friends Golf Outing will take place on July 25 at Blueberry Pines Golf Club in Menahga, Minn. The cost for the two-person scramble is $100 per golfer, with all proceeds directly benefiting the BSU men's basketball program.
Woelfel added to women's golf roster
  Kathryn Woelfel
Bemidji State women’s golf coach Mark Bagaason announced the addition of Kathryn Woelfel to the BSU golf program for the 2014-15 season. Woelfel, a Brooklyn Park, Minn. native, signed an offer of admission and committed to BSU’s women’s golf program during the NCAA’s regular signing period beginning April 16.
[read more]

In this issue:

From the ticket office
Nagle set for July 18
Scanlan returns as head coach
2015 Athletic Hall of Fame
B-Club Challenge
Skaar Golf Tournament a success
Lee called to NSIC Hall
Benson makes MGA run
BSU at Target Field
Summer baseball update
BSU summer camp offerings
Men's basketball golf outing
Bagaason adds Woelfel

Upcoming events:

BSU's HOME athletic events only

18 -- Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament

19 -- Jeff McBride Memorial Golf Tournament

25 -- Men's Basketball Alumni and Friends Golf Outing

Save the date:

Aug. 22 -- Move-in Day

Aug. 23 -- Ed Sauer Memorial Golf Tournament

Sept. 4 -- Community Appreciation Day

Oct. 17-19 -- Homecoming

Feb. 20-22 -- B-Club/Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend

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