BEMIDJI, Minn. – After a historic 2019 season, Bemidji State University softball senior Jessica Burlingame has been selected to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Second Team. The Andover, Minn., native led the Beavers in batting average (.386), slugging percentage (.635), on-base percentage (.426), runs (48), hits (73), triples (8), home runs (7), total bases (120), and stolen bases (19).
This is the second career All-NSIC selection for Burlingame after she was also named to the second team in 2018.
Burlingame broke numerous program single-season records during the 2019 season including hits, at bats, runs, triples and stolen bases as well as career records in at bats (644), runs (133), hits (233) and triples (15). Her season numbers were also among the best in the conference and she ranked 14th in batting average, 12th in slugging percentage, fifth in runs, third in hits, first in triples and 11th in stolen bases
Winona State University nearly swept the NSIC awards and had the NSIC Player of the Year (Lani Van Zyl), NSIC Pitcher of the Year (Jordyn Kleman), NSIC Newcomer of the Year (Liz Pautz) and NSIC Coach of the Year (Greg Jones).
Burlingame will look to continue her softball career after graduation and has entered into the American Softball Associational professional draft held on June 5th.
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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).