Thompson headlines awards at BSU banquet and alumni game event

The Bemidji State volleyball team held its annual alumni game and season banquet in the Beaver Pride Room at the BSU Physical Education Complex. Fourteen Beaver volleyball alumni attended the event to face the current team and watch head coach Wayne Chadwick present the team’s 2012 season award winners: Bethany Thompson, Courtney Fox, and Chelsea Frison.


BSU to host Winter Volleyball Clinics beginning in January

After hosting five successful clinics last year, the Bemidji State University volleyball program will put on six Winter Volleyball Clinics for athletes grades 6-12 from Jan. 13, 2012 to March 24, 2013. All clinics will be held at the BSU Gymnasium and, due to the turnout for last year’s clinics, middle school and high school athletes will be separated into their own two-hour sessions for each camp.


Four volleyball student-athletes named Fall Academic All-NSIC

Bemidji State University landed 23 student-athletes on the 2012 Fall Academic All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Team, announced by the league office Wednesday. Four student-athletes from the BSU volleyball team were recognized.


Volleyball program adds three players during early signing period

The Bemidji State University volleyball program announced three student-athletes to its 2012 signing class on Wednesday afternoon. Jessica Yost, Amanda Tronick, and MaKenzie Franklin all signed National Letters of Intent to play collegiate volleyball for head coach Wayne Chadwick in his fourth season at BSU in 2013.


Thompson gets kill No. 1,000 in final match

Bemidji State volleyball senior Bethany Thompson recorded 17 kills in her final match and finished her career with 1,000, becoming the ninth Beaver all-time to accomplish the feat. BSU lost 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-17) at MSU Moorhead on Saturday in the final match of the season for both teams.


Northern State sweeps BSU, 3-0

The Northern State University volleyball team hit .340 and piled up 41 kills in a three-set victory over Bemidji State University Friday night at Wachs Arena in Aberdeen, S.D.


BSU concludes 2012 campaign with two road matches

The Bemidji State volleyball team will complete its season on the road this weekend. The Beavers will face Northern State on Friday and MSU Moorhead on Saturday.


Thompson selected NSIC Second Team All-Conference

Bemidji State University volleyball senior Bethany Thompson was named to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference All-Conference Second Team, as announced by the league office on Wednesday. The selection is the first for the accomplished outside hitter and the second under third-year Beaver head coach Wayne Chadwick.


St. Cloud State spoils BSU's 2012 home finale

The Bemidji State volleyball team dropped its final home match of 2012, a 3-0 decision against St. Cloud State. The Beavers complete their season next weekend on the road against Northern State and MSU Moorhead.


Bemidji State drops league match at No. 5 Minnesota Duluth

The Bemidji State University volleyball team dropped a straight sets match to nationally-ranked University of Minnesota Duluth Thursday 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-15) at Romano Gymnasium in Duluth, Minn.


BSU heads to No. 5 Minnesota Duluth, hosts St. Cloud

The Bemidji State University volleyball team will play its last two new opponents of 2012 this week when it travels to No. 5 Minnesota Duluth and hosts St. Cloud State in the final game of 2012 at BSU Gymnasium.


Thompson and Rongstand garner Beaver Pride Athlete of the Week honors

Bemidji State University’s Bethany Thompson (Sr., OH, Owatonna, Minn.) and Lance Rongstad (Sr., QB, Eleva, Wis.) have been named Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week after recording outstanding athletic performances during the week of Oct. 22-28.


Minot State spoils BSU's weekend finale

The Bemidji State University Volleyball team found themselves on the losing side again after a 3-0 (25-23, 30-28, 25-19) loss from Minot State Saturday in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match.


Beavers snap long losing streak, down U-Mary 3-0

The Bemidji State University volleyball team defeated the U-Mary Marauders Friday night, 3-0 (25-22, 26-24, 25-22) in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match.


U-Mary visits BSU for Senior Night, Minot State also comes to town

The Bemidji State volleyball team will look to snap a 13-match losing streak this weekend when U-Mary and Minot State come to town. Earlier in the season, BSU beat Minot State 3-0 before falling to U-Mary 3-2 the following day. Friday's match will be the Beavers' Senior Night. Lone senior and team captain Bethany Thompson will be honored.


No. 4 Concordia-St. Paul extends BSU’s skid

The Bemidji State University volleyball team dropped a 3-0 (25-9, 25-21, 29-27) match to Concordia University-St. Paul on Saturday to end a string of three NSIC road matches in the last week. The Beavers have now dropped 13 consecutive matches dating back to Sept. 14. BSU hosts U-Mary and Minot State next weekend.


Mavericks move past BSU, 3-0

The Bemidji State University volleyball team was unable to put a halt to its losing streak on Friday night on the road against No. 13-ranked Minnesota State University, Mankato, falling 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-13). The Beavers travel to No. 4 Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday.


BSU travels to No. 13 Minnesota State, No. 4 Concordia-St. Paul

The Bemidji State University volleyball team will look to snap an 11-match losing streak this weekend when it heads to 13th-ranked Minnesota State and fourth-ranked Concordia-St. Paul. The Beavers haven't beaten either team since 2001.


BSU falls 3-0 in road contest against Minnesota, Crookston

The Bemidji State University volleyball team lost its 11th straight match on Tuesday night, falling 3-0 (25-18, 26-24, 25-20) to Minnesota, Crookston. The Beavers continue NSIC play this weekend with away matches against No. 13 Minnesota State and No. 4 Concordia-St. Paul.


Beavers venture to Crookston for Tuesday night match

The Bemidji State University volleyball team will play the University of Minnesota, Crookston to kick off a string of three matches on the road on Tuesday. The Beavers will look to snap a 10-match losing skid.


Beavers edged in three sets by Sioux Falls

The Bemidji State University volleyball team dropped its 10th straight, falling 3-0 (25-22, 29-27, 25-18) to another NSIC foe, the University of Sioux Falls. BSU is now 2-1 all-time against the Cougars and next plays Tuesday on the road against Minnesota, Crookston.


Beavers swept by No. 2 Southwest Minnesota State, 3-0

The Bemidji Sate University volleyball team fell to No. 2 Southwest Minnesota State University, 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-16) in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match Friday at the BSU Gymnasium.


Beavers complete homestand against No. 2 SMSU, Sioux Falls

The Bemidji State University volleyball team completes its longest stretch of home matches this season by welcoming No. 2 Southwest Minnesota State University to town at 7 p.m. on Friday and the NSIC newcomer University of Sioux Falls at 4 p.m. on Saturday. BSU has a string of three road matches beginning next week.


Two BSU volleyball matches have times changed

The Bemidji State University's volleyball team's meeting with the University of Sioux Falls this Saturday will now be played at 4 p.m. instead of 3 p.m., as originally scheduled. Additionally, BSU’s match at Concordia University, St. Paul on Oct. 20 will now begin at 4:30 p.m. instead of 4 p.m.


One on One with volleyball junior Halee Staskivige

After spending the 2011 season supporting the team from the sidelines in a redshirt year, junior Halee Staskivige has returned to the court to make an impact. Get to know more about the Northwood, N.D. native.


BSU comes up short in four-set loss to Northern State

The Bemidji State University volleyball team fell to Northern State University 3-1 (25-19, 25-18, 22-25, 25-15) on Saturday afternoon at the BSU Gymnasium. Next week, second-ranked Southwest Minnesota State and the University of Sioux Falls come to town.


Beavers fall to MSU Moorhead, 3-0

The Bemidji State University volleyball team was defeated by the MSU-Moorhead Dragons, 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-16) in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game Friday night. The Beavers host Northern State University at 3 p.m. on Saturday.


BSU kicks off four-match homestand against Dragons, Wolves

The Bemidji State University volleyball team will try to end a six-match losing skid this weekend when it hosts Minnesota State, Moorhead on Friday and Northern State on Saturday at the BSU Gymnasium. The MSUM game begins at 7 p.m. and the NSU game starts at 3 p.m.


BSU's rally falls short in 3-1 road loss to Upper Iowa

The Bemidji State University volleyball team made a valiant comeback effort in a road match against NSIC opponent Upper Iowa, but the Peacocks outlasted BSU in a 3-1 (25-21, 25-14, 23-25, 25-23) match on Saturday.


Beavers drop three-set match at Winona State

The Bemidji State University volleyball team fell to first-place Winona State 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-23) on Friday night. The Beavers now stand at 3-10 (1-5 NSIC) heading into their match on Saturday at Upper Iowa.


Beavers hit the road to face Winona State, Upper Iowa

The Bemidji State women's volleyball team will look to snap a four-match losing skid this weekend when it travels to face NSIC foes Winona State and Upper Iowa.


Beavers fall to No. 21 Wayne State, 3-0

The Bemidji State University volleyball team fell to No. 21 Wayne State 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-20) in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match Saturday.


Augustana sweeps Beavers, 3-0

The Bemidji State University volleyball team fell to the Augustana Vikings 3-0 in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match on Friday.


Augustana, No. 21 Wayne State visit BSU

After going 1-2 in the first three matches of the NSIC portion of its schedule, the Bemidji State University volleyball team will host conference opponents Augustana and 21st-ranked Wayne State to the BSU Gymnasium this weekend.


M. Wold and Lee named Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week

Bemidji State University's Monica Wold (Fr., Crookston, Minn.) and Justin Lee (Sr., WR, Elgin, Ill.) have been named Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week after recording outstanding athletic performances during the week of Sept. 10-17.


BSU falls to Minnesota, Crookston in home opener

The Bemidji State University volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Minnesota, Crookston in its home opener on Tuesday night. The Beavers are now 3-7 on the season and are 1-2 in NSIC games.


Beavers take on Minnesota, Crookston in home opener

After going 3-6 (1-1 NSIC) in its first nine games of the season away from home, the Bemidji State volleyball team will play at the BSU Gymnasium for the first time this season. The Beavers will face Minnesota, Crookston on Tuesday at 7 p.m.


Marauders rally to defeat BSU in five sets

The Bemidji State women’s volleyball team got off to a good start on Saturday afternoon, but was unable to stave off a U-Mary comeback in a 3-2 (25-18, 25-14, 16-25, 17-25, 16-14) road defeat. THe Beavers dropped to 3-6 with a 1-1 mark in NSIC play heading into their home opener against Minnesota, Crookston on Tuesday night.


Bemidji State opens NSIC play with 3-0 win at Minot State

The Bemidji State University volleyball team won its first NSIC match of the season over conference newcomer Minot State, 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-20) on Friday. The Beavers are now 3-5 overall in 2012 and have a perfect 6-0 record all-time against MSU.


Beavers open NSIC play on the road in North Dakota

The Bemidji State University volleyball team will play its first two conference matches of the season on the road. The Beavers play NSIC newcomer Minot State on Friday and U-Mary on Saturday. BSU, currently standing at 2-5, will have its home opener next Tuesday.


Beaver Pride selects Thompson and Crosby Athletes of the Week

Bemidji State University's Bethany Thompson (Sr., OH, Owatonna, Minn.) and Cory Crosby (Sr., ILB, Cold Spring, Minn.) have been named Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week after recording outstanding athletic performances during the week of Sept. 3-9.


Beavers go 1-1 in final day of nonconference play

The Bemidji State women's volleyball team defeated Erskine (S.C.) 3-2 (25-22, 12-25, 26-28, 25-19, 16-14) and fell to Shippensburg (Pa.) 3-0 (27-25, 25-18, 25-19) in its final two non-NSIC matches at the Duluth Volleyball Classic on Saturday.


Beavers upended in four sets by No. 19 Ferris State

The Bemidji State volleyball team face its first ranked opponent of the season on Friday night, falling 3-1 (25-14, 23-25, 25-23, 25-17) to 19th-ranked Ferris State in its opening match at the six-team Duluth Volleyball Classic. BSU plays Erskine (S.C) and Shippenburg (Pa.) in its final two non-conference matches of the season on Saturday.


BSU volleyball back in action at UMD Volleyball Classic

After a 1-3 start at the Pittsburg State Gorilla Classic in Kansas last weekend, the Bemidji State University volleyball team will look to get back on track with three matches at the Duluth Volleyball Classic on Friday and Saturday.


Beavers drop final two matches in season-opening tournament

The Bemidji State University volleyball team fell to 1-3 on the season after 3-0 losses to Pittsburg State University and Rockhurst University on Saturday. The Beavers return to the court next Friday against No. 14 Ferris State in the Duluth Volleyball Classic.


BSU splits first two matches at Pittsburg State Gorilla Classic

The Bemidji State University volleyball team its 2012 season with a by sweeping Northwest Oklahoma State 3-0 and later dropping a 3-0 decision to Emporia State at the Pittsburg State University Gorilla Classic. The Beavers wrap up tournament play against host PSU and Rockhurst on Saturday.


2012 Volleyball season preview

The Bemidji State University volleyball team kicks off its season on Friday against Northwest Oklahoma and Emporia State at the Pittsburg State Gorilla Classic in Pittsburg, Kan. The 2012 squad returns eight players from 2011 and welcomes six new freshmen.


10in10: Sophomore defensive specialist Elissa Christensen

Elissa Christensen is a sophomore defensive specialist on the Bemidji State volleyball team. A year ago Christensen was a walk on player from Montevideo, Minn. before breaking into the line up to play in all 28 matches and finish second on the team with 223 digs. BSUBeavers.com caught up with her recently to get her thoughts on being a team leader, her camp likes and dislikes and an upcoming 16-hour bus ride Kansas.


10in10: Freshman defensive specialist Courtney Fox

Courtney Fox is a newcomer to the Bemidji State volleyball team. A freshman defensive specialist, Fox comes to BSU from Hutchinson, Minn., where she was a two-year member of the Hutchinson High School volleyball team and helped the Tigers to consecutive state tournament appearances. BSUBeavers.com caught up with Fox during her first week of volleyball training camp to get her thoughts on the transition to the collegiate game, preseason training and her goals for 2012.


Volleyball program adds two more players prior to camp

Bemidji State University’s volleyball team announced two late new additions to the 2012 squad on Friday afternoon. Kayla DeJong and Alexandra Peterson will complete a six-player freshman class for the Beavers, who will begin practicing on Sunday under third-year head coach Wayne Chadwick.


Kakatolis joins Bemidji State volleyball coaching staff

Bemidji State University head volleyball coach Wayne Chadwick has announced the addition of accomplished Division I player Elaina Kakatolis as assistant coach to the Beavers' volleyball staff.


Bemidji State volleyball slotted 13th in NSIC Preseason Coaches' Poll

Bemidji State University has been picked to finish 13th in the 2012 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Volleyball Coaches' Poll announced today by league officials. The BSU volleyball team, under the direction of second-year head coach Wayne Chadwick, finished the 2011 campaign 6-22 overall, while it was 3-17 to finish 12th in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate (NSIC).


Bemidji State hosts youth volleyball camps

The Bemidji State University Head Coach Wayne Chadwick addresses a group of aspiring volleyball players on the final afternoon of his Middle School All Skills Camp at the BSU Gymnasium July 10.


2012 Walk for Women is a success

Fans of Bemidji State University athletics, alumni current student-athletes and members of the community came together Saturday at the John S. Glas Fieldhouse to show their support for women's athletics in BSU's Third Annual Sara Labraaten Walk for Women.


NSIC honors seven Beavers with Myles Brand All-Academic With Distinction award

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Commissioner Butch Raymond today announced that Bemidji State University’s Courtney Anderson (Sr., Virginia, Minn.), Megan Beard (Sr., Eveleth, Minn.), Kelli Christiansen (Sr., Bemidji, Minn.), Brianna Duff (Sr., Ramsey, Minn.), Britney Greenwaldt (Sr., Morris, Minn.), Alison Hougen (Sr., Bemidji, Minn.) and Jessi-Beth McCannell (Sr., Brandon, Manitoba) have been selected as recipients of the third annual NSIC Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award.


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