Bemidji State hockey has 21 named to All-America Scholar list

Bemidji State hockey has 21 named to All-America Scholar list
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Bemidji State hockey has 21 named to All-America Scholar list

GLOUCESTER, Mass. – Twenty-one 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 2018-19. With seven men and 14 women selected for the honor, Bemidji State teams combined for a Western Collegiate Hockey Association-best 21 student-athletes recognized.

"We are extremely proud of this group of student-athletes who have competed at the highest levels 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 be eligible for the AHCA Division I Krampade All-American Scholar list, student-athletes must maintain a 3.6 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and have participated in at least 40-percent of their respective team’s games in 2018-19.

Now in the third year of the award, 497 Division I men and women were recognized for academic excellence in 2018-19. Within the WCHA, the AHCA and Krampade selected a total of 113 student-athletes representing all 17 WCHA programs. The Bemidji State women led the league with 14 of their 23 student-athletes eligible to receive the 2018-19 award.

BSU players recognized as 2018-19 AHCA Krampade All-American Scholars were: Alex Adams (Fr., F, Grand Rapids, Minn.); Lauren Bench (RS-So., G, Eagan, Minn.); Emily Bergland (Sr., F, Thief River Falls, Minn.); Dan Billett (Sr., D, Highlands Ranch, Colorado); Clair DeGeorge (So.,F, Anchorage, Alaska); Zach Driscoll (So., G, Apple Valley, Minn.); Abby Ecker (R-Fr., D, Grey Eagle, Minn.); Lindsey Featherstone (So., F, Woodbury, Minn.); Abby Halluska (Jr., F, Delano, Minn.); Tyler Jubinvill (Fr., D, Gilbert Plains, Manitoba); Jacqueline Kaasa (Jr., F, North Hudson, Wis.); Mak Langei (So., D, East Grand Forks, Minn.); Haley Mack (Jr., F, East Grand Forks, Minn.); Graysen Myers (Fr., F, Fargo, N.D.); Tommy Muck (Jr., D, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.); Heather Olson (Jr., D, Bemidji, Minn.); Kiki Radke (Jr., F, Hastings, Minn.); Hampus Sjödahl (Jr., F, Stockholm, Sweden); Ethan Somoza (So., F, Simi Valley, Calif.). Claudia Verkerke (Fr., F, White Bear Lake, Minn.) and Kara Werth (So., 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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