BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State University’s Kaitlyn Tougas (So., F, Thunder Bay, Ontario) and Maxie Rosenbloom (Sr., F, St. Paul, Minn.) have been named Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week, after recording outstanding athletic performances during the week of Feb. 17-23.
Tougas tallied a goal and an assist in the Beavers’ Feb. 22 win over St Cloud State University. It was her fourth multi-point game of the season and the eighth of her career. The victory completed a weekend series in which BSU captured five of six points from the Huskies. Tougas recorded 10 shots on goal in the series to go with with a +2 plus/minus rating.
The sophomore forward leads Bemidji State in points (21) and assists (13) and is tied for the team lead in goals (8) this season.
This week’s Beaver Pride Athlete of the Week selection marks the first of 2013-14 for Tougas and the seventh of the season for a member of the BSU women’s hockey team. She follows last week’s recipient Kristine Grenier (Jr., F, St. Leon Manitoba), Ivana Bilic (So., D, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia), who garnered the award Oct. 23, two time recipient (Nov. 12 and 27) Brittni Mowat (Fr., G, Glenboro, Manitoba) and Rachael Kelly, the Jan. 15 and 29 selection.
Rosenbloom averaged 13.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game as the BSU men’s basketball team posted an 0-2 NSIC road weekend to wrap the regular season Feb. 21-22. He shot 61.9 percent from the field (13-for-21) in the two games. The senior scored 18 points, added eight rebounds and went 9-for-12 (75%) from the field Friday in a contest at University of Minnesota Duluth. Saturday, Rosenbloom scored nine points and added 11 rebounds at St. Cloud State. The 11 boards marked his league-leading 13th game with 10 or more rebounds.
Rosenbloom finished the 22-game conference season as the rebounding champion averaging 9.5 rebounds per game to become the fifth Bemidji State player to ever earn the honor. He also led the NSIC in field goal percentage, as he shot 62.1 percent from the field.
This week’s honor marks the third of the season for Rosenbloom, while it is also the seventh of 2013-14 for a member of the BSU men’s basketball squad. In addition to his previous selections for the weekly honor Dec. 11 and Jan. 22, Rosenbloom joins teammates: Brock Lutes (G, Jr., Portland, Ore), the Jan. 8 and Feb. 19 recipient and Zach Noreen (Sr., F, Avon, Minn.), who was selected for the award Nov. 27 and Jan. 29.
The Bemidji State men’s basketball team (18-8) finished the 2013-14 regular season 15-7 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play to earn a share of the NSIC North Division Championship. The Beavers earned the No. 2 seed in the NSIC North and will host No. 7 seed of the NSIC South, Wayne State College (8-18, 5-17 NSIC), tonight at 7 p.m.
The BSU women’s hockey team, which finished the regular season 11-19-4 overall and 8-17-3 in WCHA play, earned the No. 6 seed pitting it against No. 3, University of North Dakota for a best-of-three series WCHA Playoff opening round series at Ralph Engelstad Arena Feb. 28-March 2. Winner of the series secures a berth into the 2014 WCHA Final Faceoff.For more information on the Bemidji State athletics programs, follow the Beavers on Twitter (@BSUBeavers), like them on Facebook (facebook.com/BSUBeavers) or sign up for the TXTUpdates from BSUBeavers.com text-messaging system through the "Multimedia" pull down menu on the main page of BSUBeavers.com.
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).