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Cagle and Rongstad earn Beaver Pride Athlete of the Week honors

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State University student-athletes Jessica Cagle (Jr., Grand Rapids, Minn.) and Lance Rongstad (G/F, Sr., Eleva, Wis.) have been named Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week after recording outstanding athletic performances during the week of Jan. 14-20.

In her first appearance of the season, Cagle led the BSU indoor track and field team at the Super 8 Open winning the shot put title with a throw of 44-00.50. The distance not only met the provisional qualifying standard for the NCAA Division II Championships and rank her 25th in the country, it also sits as the seventh-best throw of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) indoor season.

The senior’s Beaver Pride Athlete of the Week selection marks first of her career and the second for the women’s track and field team in 2012-13. Taylor Sautbine also earned the honor Dec. 12.

Rongstad recorded 21.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game in a 1-2 NSIC road week for the BSU men’s basketball team. He shot 48.8 percent from the field, went 8-for-17 (47.1%) from 3-point land and 16-for-20 (80%) from the charity stripe in the three games. After a season-high 26 points in a 75-58 victory at University of Minnesota, Crookston Tuesday, Rongstad needed just 18 points to become the 16th player in program history to reach the 1,000 point mark. With a 3-pointer early in the second half at Winona State University Friday, the senior accomplished the feat and went on to score 24 points for his third straight game with 20 or more points. He scored 16 Saturday to again lead the team–his fourth straight game leading the squad in scoring.

With 10.6 points per game this season, Rongstad currently sits third on the team in scoring, while his 3.8 rebounds per contest place him in a tie for second.

This week’s award marks the fourth of the season for the senior and the fifth for a member of the BSU men’s basketball team. Rongstad follows Mason Walters (Dec. 12 and Jan. 16) and Zach Noreen (Nov. 21 and Dec. 5), who have each won the award twice. The multi-talented Rongstad also received the award three times during the football season (Sept. 5, Oct. 3 and Oct. 31).

The BSU men’s basketball team, now 8-8 on the season and 6-6 in NSIC play, looks to recover at home this weekend as it hosts Minnesota State University Moorhead and Northern State University. The Beavers face the Dragons Friday at 8 p.m. and the Wolves Saturday at 6 p.m. at the  BSU Gymnasium.

The Bemidji State women’s indoor track and field team will be back in action next weekend as it travels to Moorhead, Minn. to compete in the Cobber Open. The starting gun for the event, hosted by Concordia College, will begin at noon at the Olson Sports and Fitness Forum.

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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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