Bemidji State leads league with 24 AHCA/Krampade All-American Scholars

Bemidji State leads league with 24 AHCA/Krampade All-American Scholars
Friday, July 27, 2018
Bemidji State leads league with 24 AHCA/Krampade All-American Scholars

GLOUCESTER, Mass. – Twenty-four Bemidji State University men’s and women’s hockey players have been selected by the American Hockey Coaches Association to the Division I Krampade All-American Scholars list for 2017-18. With eight men and 16 women selected for the honor, Bemidji State teams combined for a Western Collegiate Hockey Association-best 24 student-athletes recognized.

"We are extremely proud of this group of student-athletes who have competed at the highest level of the game on the ice and matched that performance in the classroom," said AHCA executive director Joe Bertagna. "The sport demands a great deal from these athletes so it is a great statement they make, individually and collectively, with their ability to attain this level of academic achievement."

To earn recognition as a Krampade All-American Scholar, a varsity hockey player must have at­tained a 3.6 GPA each semester and participated in 40% of his/her school's games.

In the second year of the award, 488 Division I men and women are being honored. Within the WCHA, the AHCA and Krampade selected a total of 108 student-athletes representing all 17 WCHA programs. The Bemidji State women not only led the league, but also led the nation with 16 of their 26 student-athletes eligible to receive the 2017-18 award.

BSU players recognized as 2017-18 AHCA/Krampade All-American Scholars are: Justin Baudry (Jr., D, LaBroquerie, Manitoba); Kyle Bauman (Sr., F, Apopka, Fla.); Paige Beebe (Fr., F Ham Lake, Minn.); Lauren Bench (RS-Fr., G, Eagan, Minn.); Dan Billett (Jr., D, Higlands Ranch, Colorado); Michael Bitzer (Sr., G, Moorhead, Minn.); Clair DeGeorge (Fr., F, Anchorage, Alaska); Dillon Eichstadt (Jr., D, Bemidji, Minn.); Reilly Fawcett*** (Sr., F, Proctor, Minn.); Lindsey Featherstone (Fr., F, Woodbury, Minn.); Myes Fitzgerald (Sr., F, Port Alberni, British Columbia); Abby Halluska (So., F, Delano, Minn.); Alexis Joyce (Sr., D, Lakeville, Minn.); Jacqueline Kaasa (So., F, North Hudson, Wis.); Mak Langei (Fr., D, East Grand Forks, N.D.); Haley Mack (So., F, East Grand Forks, N.D.); Sylvia Marolt (Jr., F, Thief River Falls, Minn.); Tommy Muck (So., D, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.); Heather Olson (So., D, Bemidji, Minn.); Kiki Radke (So., F, Hastings, Minn.); Ethan Somoza (Fr., F, Simi Valley, Calif.); Emma Terres (Sr., F, New Hope. Minn.); Summer Thibodeau*** (Sr., F, Maple Grove, Minn.); Kara Werth (Fr., D, Moorhead, Minn.).

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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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