BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Bemidji State University had 13 student-athletes selected to the 2012 Winter Academic All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Team, announced by the league office today.
BSU’s 13 representatives, on the 335-member All-Academic team, ranked 12th in the 14-team NSIC, trailing University of Minnesota Duluth (45), University of Mary (38), Winona State University (36), Minnesota State University, Mankato (32), Augustana College (31), Northern State University (27), St. Cloud State University (26), Minnesota State University Moorhead (24), Wayne State College (19), Concordia University, St. Paul (15) and Southwest Minnesota State University (15).
Bemidji State’s winter contingent was led by its men’s basketball team which had five student-athletes recognized for academic accomplishment. BSU also had four members from each of its women’s basketball and women’s indoor track and field teams honored.
Sports considered for the Winter All-NSIC Academic Team are: men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and wrestling.
To be eligible for the Academic All-NSIC Team, student-athletes must maintain a grade-point average of 3.20 or better, be a member of a varsity traveling team and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his or her institution with one full year completed at that campus.
2012 BSU Winter Academic All-NSIC Members
Ryan Kinnell, Sr., Yuma, Ariz.
Lance Rongstad, Jr., Eleva, Wis.
Maxie Rosenbloom, So., St. Paul, Minn.
Jake Schalow, So., Kaukauna, Wis.
Bryce Tesdahl, Sr., Crosby, Minn.
Melissa Borstner, So., East Bethel, Minn.
Taylor Davis, Sr., Crookston, Minn.
Shannon Thompson, Jr., Rosemount, Minn.
Kate Warmack, So., East Grand Forks, Minn.
Women’s Track and Field
Tina Larson, Jr., Cyrus, Minn.
Ashley Larva, Jr., Floodwood Minn.
Michelle Ohman, Jr., Prior Lake, Minn.
Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).