Ames brings home first NSIC Player of the Week honor after career performance

Ames brings home first NSIC Player of the Week honor after career performance
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Ames brings home first NSIC Player of the Week honor after career performance

BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- Sophomore linebacker Gabe Ames’s performance in Bemidji State University football’s season-opening win helped secure the program’s first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor since 2016. The 2017 All-NSIC First Team member led the nation in forced fumbles and led the conference in tackles for a loss.

Ames, a native of Rosemount, Minn., led the nation with two forced fumbles and set a career-high 13 tackles in BSU’s season-opening win against Northern State University. He led the NSIC with 3.0 tackles for a loss of 17 yards while his 13 total tackles ranked third in the league.

Bemidji State’s last NSIC Defensive Player of the Week was Damon Benham who was recognized Sept. 19, 2016 after recording two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, and four tackles.

Ames and BSU will travel for their second game of the season Saturday, Sept. 8 at University of Mary. The Beavers will face their former offensive coordinator Craig Bagnell, who is now the head coach of the Marauders, at 2 p.m. in Bismarck, N.D.

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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).

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