Krause selected as NSIC’s 2017 Glen Galligan Award winner

Krause selected as NSIC’s 2017 Glen Galligan Award winner
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Krause selected as NSIC’s 2017 Glen Galligan Award winner

BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- Jake Krause of Bemidji State University was selected by the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football coaches as the 2017 NSIC Glen Galligan Award recipient. The award is given to a student-athlete who participates at his institution for four years and is academically superior while making a positive contribution to the institution.

The Galligan Award was initiated in 1948 to honor an outstanding senior football player in the NSIC. Glen Galligan was the athletics director at Winona State University from 1929-47 and head football coach from 1927-33 and 1935.

Krause, a guard from Wadena, Minn., was named All-NSIC First Team after starting all but one game in his career. He helped drive BSU’s 35.3 points per game, which ranked third in the NSIC this season. The Beavers also ranked third in the league with 202.5 rushing yards per game and fourth with 396.5 total yards per game. Krause, a team captain, started all 11 games and finished his career on a 33-game start streak, all after being diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphona during the fall of his red-shirt season.

Krause carries a 3.66 GPA while majoring in sports management and business administration. He also has volunteered with local food shelter, the Boys and Girls Club of Bemidji, the Special Olympics and various local schools with reading programs. He has also participated in the Shrine, Lions’ Vision Awareness and Make-A-Wish programs associated with BSU Football.

Krause is the 10th Beaver to be named the recipient of the Glen Galligan Award in its 70-yard history. He joins Jim Richmire (1949), Jack Buckley (1951), Harold Drescher (1956), Don Thompson (1964), Matt Wellumson (1986), Marty Follis (1992), Matt Juhl (1993), Blaine Thomas (2004) and Nathan Sannes (2005) as BSU’s recipients of the Glen Galligan Award.

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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).