BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State University’s Nicole Dupay (OF, Sr., Woodbury, Minn.) and Tyler Saeugling (RHP, Jr., Dubuque, Iowa) have been named Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week, after outstanding athletic performances during the week of March 17-23.
Dupay was stellar leading the Bemidji State softball team to a 7-3 record during the Beavers’ road trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. The outfielder finished the week with team-highs in hits (15), total bases (22) and runs (9). Dupay hit an impressive .429, while maintaining a .629 slugging percentage. The senior from Woodbury, Minn. had two or more hits in six of the Beavers’ 10 games and smacked her seventh career home run, moving her into fifth place on Bemidji State’s all-time home run list.
This week’s honor marks the first of Dupay’s senior season and the first of 2014 for a member of the BSU softball team.
Saeugling pitched a complete game and fanned eight batters to help guide the BSU baseball team to a 10-3 road victory at Avila University March 23. Saeugling improved to 2-1, as he scattered seven hits in the nine-inning affair and issued just one walk. The junior pitched five shutout innings before allowing a single run in the sixth and two runs in the ninth.
This week’s honor marks the first of Saeugling’s career and the second of the season for a member of the Beaver baseball team. He follows teammate Zach Braun, the March 12 recipient.
The BSU baseball team, now 6-7 overall, jumps into Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play March 29-30 when it hits the road for a pair of doubleheaders at Upper Iowa University. Saturday’s first pitch is set for 1 p.m., with a noon start for Sunday’s double dip.
The Bemidji State softball team returns to action March 30-31 when it travels to St. Paul, Minn. for a pair of NSIC doubleheaders. The Beavers will open play versus Minnesota State University, Mankato at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, in a doubleheader originally slated for the BSU Softball Field, and will complete the weekend of play Monday beginning at 10 a.m. versus Concordia University, St. Paul.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).