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

 
From Dan Bennett
BeaverPride_Dan_Bennett_0010   Dan Bennett
  Director of Annual Giving
  Athletics/B-Club
Happy holidays from Beaver Pride and the Alumni B-Club! I want to say thank you to our generous donors and supporters. You have each made an incredible impact on our student-athletes over the past year. Because of your support we are able to keep providing them a quality experience on and off the field. Your support  truly exemplifies the generosity of Beaver Nation. As 2014 winds down, we are excited to see what 2015 will bring. Again, thank you for your loyal support to BSU Athletics.
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Sanford Center to host BSU basketball
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  Sanford Center
Bemidji State's home for hockey will undergo a transformation Jan. 16-17. Crews will exchange ice for hardcourt, and the Bemidji State men's and women's basketball teams will take over Sanford Center to host Minnesota State University, Mankato and Concordia University-St. Paul for a weekend of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action. Tickets for the special event are available now and can be purchased in advance at the Sanford Center box office or calling by Tony at (218) 441-4018.
[read more] [Sanford Center] [ticketmaster.com]
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Track and field opens season Dec. 6
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  Nicole Szech
The Bemidji State track and field team will get a jump on the 2015 indoor season Dec. 5 when it travels to Duluth to complete in "The Opener." Craig Hougen, in his 26th year has head coach, has a roster featuring 25 student-athletes, including six Academic All-NSIC selections.
[read more] [2015 schedule]
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BSU soccer earns academic honor
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The Bemidji State soccer team, which carried a 3.31 cumulative team grade point average in 2013-14, was one of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 11 institutions and 585 women’s soccer teams from all collegiate levels to earn the National Soccer Coaches  Association of America College Team Academic Award.
[read more] [nscaa.com]
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Buy North Star College Cup tickets now
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Join hockey fans from across the region at Xcel Energy Center Jan. 23-24 for the 2015 North Star College Cup. This year BSU, Minnesota, Minnesota State and Minnesota Duluth will compete for the coveted North Star College Cup traveling trophy. BSU will face Minnesota Duluth to open the event at 4 p.m. Jan. 23, with Minnesota and Minnesota State to follow at 7 p.m. Friday's outcomes will determine Saturday's pairings and game times.

Beaver Hockey fans will make Patrick McGovern's Pub a home base for pre- and post-game gatherings.

Four-session ticket packages are just $80 and are available until Nov. 15 by calling Tony at (218) 441-4018. Your purchase will directly support BSU.
[read more] [Xcel Energy Center Box Office]
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Women's hockey back in national polls
 14WIH_UMD1_0093_Celebration 2    Lauren Miller
Under the direction of first-year head coach Jim Scanlan, the Bemidji State women's hockey team is back in the national polls this season for the first time since January 2012. The Beavers 8-5-1  have been on the list since Nov. 17, when they debuted as No. 9.
[uscho.com poll] [USAToday poll]
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Mark your calendar for the Hall of Fame
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 2015 inductees
Bemidji State will induct six individuals and one team into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Feb. 21, as part of the 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 all be inducted as individual athletes. 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. Click the links below to make arrangements to be here for all the festivities.
[read more] [more info] [hotel block info]
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BSU has prosperous early signing period
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Twenty-two high school standouts made official their intentions to attend Bemidji State and become a Beaver in 2015-16 during the NCAA's early signing period Nov. 12-19. Click on the individual sport links below to see the future of Beaver Athletics.
[women's basketball] [women's hockey] [softball] [volleyball] [track and field] [men's basketball] [men's golf] [men's hockey]
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Stram and Szurek named all-region
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  Sarah Stram
Bemidji State University soccer forward Sarah Stram  and midfielder Christine Szurek have been selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire All-Central Region Soccer Team. Stram earned a spot on the region’s second team, while Szurek was voted onto the third team.
[read more] [nscaa.com]
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Ten Beavers named football All-NSIC
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Bemidji State’s Blake Holder, Scott Christensen, Jesse Hein, Matthew Valentine, Troy Beckett, Colton Blascyk, Dan Kiebler, J.J. Reinke, Connor Quinn and Dylan Valentine have been selected for All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honors.  Holder and Christensen were named First Team All-NSIC, while Hein, Matthew Valentine, Beckett, Blascyk, Kiebler, Reinke and Quinn collected second-team honors, and Dylan Valentine was named to the All-NSIC Honorable Mention team.
[read more] [northernsun.org]
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Make plans for the Hardwater Classic
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The seventh annual Knife River Materials Hardwater Classic Ice Fishing Tournament is set for Saturday, Feb. 14, on Lake Bemidji. The public event offers more than $20,000 in prizes and serves as a fundraiser for Bemidji State athletic scholarships.
[read more] [registration form]
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Cross country competes at regional
DSC_0175turnerregional72  Emily Turner
Junior Emily Turner led the Bemidji State cross country team to a 23rd place finish at the 2014 NCAA Division II Central Region Championship Nov. 22 in Wayne, Neb.
[read more] [results]
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In this issue:


From Dan Bennett
Sanford Center hosts hoops
Track season is underway
NSCAA honors BSU soccer
North Star College Cup
Hockey returns to national polls
2015 Hall of Fame
Early signees
Stram and Szurek all-region
Football All-NSIC
Hardwater Classic
Cross country run regional

 

Upcoming events:

BSU's HOME athletic events only

December
3 -- Pursuit of Excellence (wih)
5 -- Beaver Pride Luncheon
5 -- St. Cloud State (wbb) (mbb)
5 -- Minnesota State (wih)
6 -- Minnesota Duluth (wbb) (mbb)
6 -- Minnesota State (wih)
12 -- Northern Michigan (mih)
13 -- Northern Michigan (mih)
19 -- Ohio State (wih)
20 -- Ohio State (wih)

January
2 -- Minot State (wbb) (mbb)
3 -- U-Mary (wbb) (mbb)
9 -- Beaver Pride Luncheon
9 -- Alabama Huntsville (mih)
10 -- Alabama Huntsville (mih)
16 -- Minnesota State (wbb) (mbb)
16 -- BSU Multi (tf)
17 -- Super 8 (tf)
17 -- Concordia-SP (wbb)(mbb)
23 -- Minnesota Duluth (mih) *
24 -- Minn./Minn. State (mih) *
30 -- Beaver Pride Luncheon
30 -- Bowling Green (mih)
31 -- Bowling Green (mih)

* at North Star College Cup

February
6 -- SW Minnesota State (wbb)
6 -- SW Minnesota State (mbb)
6 -- St. Cloud State (wih)
7 -- St. Cloud State (wih)
7 -- Sioux Falls (wbb)
7 -- Sioux Falls (mbb)
14 -- Hardwater Classic
19 -- BSU Twilight (tf)
20 -- Beaver Pride Luncheon
20 -- Minnesota (wih)
20 -- Alumni Meet (tf)
20 -- MSU Moorhead (wbb)
20 -- Alaska Anchorage (mih)
20 -- MSU Moorhead (mbb)
21 -- Minnesota (wih)
21 -- Northern State (wbb)
21 -- Northern State (mbb)
21 -- Alaska Anchorage (mih)
27 -- WCHA Playoffs (wih)
28 -- WCHA Playoffs (wih)
28 -- Sioux Falls (tn)

 

Save the date:


Jan. 16-17 -- BSU basketball at Sanford Centrer

Jan. 23-24 -- North Star College Cup

Feb. 14 -- 7th Annual Knife River Materials Hardwater Classic Ice Fishing Tournament

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

June 10 -- B-100 Golf Tournament

June 19 -- Gordy Skaar Memorial Golf Tournament

July 17 -- Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament

July 25 -- Jeff McBride Memorial Golf Tournament

Aug. 22 -- Ed Sauer Golf Tournament
 

For the complete Bemidji State Athletics calendar, visit the BSUBeavers.com composite schedule

For more BSU campus events, please visit the
University Calendar


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Athletics Beaver Pride Luncheon Walnut Hall; Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 20, 12:00 p.m.
W Ice Hockey (2) Minnesota 3 Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 20, 12:00 p.m. Bemidji State 2
Track & Field BSU Twilight Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 20 Complete
W Tennis Bemidji State 3 Virginia, Minn.
Feb 20 Minnesota Duluth 6
W Basketball MSU Moorhead 67 Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 20 Bemidji State 52
M Ice Hockey Alaska Anchorage 2 Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 20 Bemidji State 3
M Basketball MSU Moorhead 99 Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 20 Bemidji State 61
W Tennis Bemidji State 0 Virginia, Minn.
Feb 21 St. Cloud State 9
W Ice Hockey (2) Minnesota 4 Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 21 Bemidji State 2
Track & Field BSU Alumni Meet Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 21, 3:00 p.m.
W Basketball Northern State 78 Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 21, 3:00 p.m. Bemidji State 54
M Basketball Northern State 72 Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 21, 3:00 p.m. Bemidji State 66
M Ice Hockey Alaska Anchorage 1 Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 21, 3:00 p.m. Bemidji State 3
M Basketball Bemidji State 79 Sioux Falls, S.D.
Feb 25, 3:00 p.m. Augustana 97
Softball Bemidji State 5 St. Paul, Minn.
Feb 25, 3:00 p.m. MSU Moorhead 7
Softball Bemidji State 11 F/6
Feb 25, 3:00 p.m. Minnesota Crookston 2
W Basketball Bemidji State 50 Wayne, Neb.
Feb 25, 3:00 p.m. (18) Wayne State 76
Softball Bemidji State 5 St. Paul, Minn.
Feb 26, 3:00 p.m. Minot State 6
Softball Bemidji State 9 F/8
Feb 26, 3:00 p.m. MSU Moorhead 7
Track & Field NSIC Indoor Championships Mankato, Minn.
Feb 26 Complete
Track & Field NSIC Indoor Championships Mankato, Minn.
Feb 27 Complete
W Ice Hockey Bemidji State 3 Duluth, Minn.
Feb 27 (9) Minnesota Duluth (WCHA Playoffs) 2
M Ice Hockey Bemidji State 2 Big Rapids, Mich.
Feb 27 Ferris State 1
W Tennis Sioux Falls Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 28, 9:00 a.m. Bemidji State
W Ice Hockey Bemidji State Duluth, Minn.
Feb 28, 1:07 p.m. (9) Minnesota Duluth (WCHA Playoffs)
M Ice Hockey Bemidji State Big Rapids, Mich
Feb 28, 6:07 p.m. Ferris State
W Tennis Augustana Bemidji, Minn.
Mar 1, 9:00 a.m. Bemidji State
W Tennis Minnesota Crookston Bemidji, Minn.
Mar 1, 1:00 p.m. Bemidji State
W Ice Hockey Bemidji State Duluth, Minn.
Mar 1, 2:07 p.m. (9) Minnesota Duluth (If needed)
Baseball Bemidji State Kirksville, Mo.
Mar 5, 12:00 p.m. Truman State
Baseball Bemidji State Kirksville, Mo.
Mar 5, 2:00 p.m. Truman State
W Ice Hockey Bemidji State Grand Forks, N.D.
Mar 6, 2:00 p.m. WCHA Final Face-Off Semifinal
Baseball Bemidji State Kansas City, Mo.
Mar 6, 12:00 p.m. Rockhurst
Baseball Bemidji State Kansas City, Mo.
Mar 6, 2:00 p.m. Rockhurst
M Ice Hockey Minnesota State Bemidji, Minn.
Mar 6, 7:37 p.m. Bemidji State
W Ice Hockey Bemidji State Grand Forks, N.D.
Mar 7, 7:37 p.m. WCHA Final Face-Off Championship