Bemidji State signs Hallie Hoganson to National Letter of Intent
Wednesday, November 8, 2006

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State University head women's basketball coach Mike Curfman today announced the signing of Hallie Hoganson to a National Letter of Intent. A senior at Detroit Lakes High School, Hoganson will begin her career at BSU in the fall of 2007.

"We are very excited to sign Hallie," said Curfman of the Beavers' early signee. "She is a very good guard that has had a lot of success in a strong Detroit Lakes High School program."

Curfman went on to say, "Hallie is a great personality on and off the court and has excelled in the classroom. We are happy to have her join our program."

Hoganson will arrive at BSU after a successful high school career at Detroit Lakes High School. With four years of experience on the Lakers' varsity basketball team and her senior campaign just beginning, she will likely leave DLHS as one of the greatest to ever put on the red and white. Entering her senor season she already holds records for career assists (425) after a 2005 campaign in which she set the school's single-season mark with 155. She also stands at the Lakers' all-time three-point leader piling up 123 in her first four seasons on the team.

As a junior Hoganson posted averages of 9.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 5.8 assists per game while hitting 45-percent of her shots including 32-percent mark from beyond the three-point arc. At the concluion of the season she earned her fourth consecutive all-conference nod and was named Fargo Forum All-Area Honorable Mention for the second straight season.

She will captin Detroit Lakes in 2006-07 looking to lead the Lakers to a return trip to the state tournament.

A multidimensional student-athlete, Hoganson has also been active off the court. She has earned all-conference accolades in both track (800-meeter) and cross country and participated in the Minnesota State Track and Field meet three times. She is accomplished in the class room earning the Academic Award of Excellence three times and is a member of the National Honor Society. In addition she has been active in student council and band.

She is the daughter of Mike and Jan Hoganson. Mike is the head girl's basketball coach at Detroit Lakes High School.

"Playing for her dad, she is one of those coaches' daughters that has a great knowledge of the game. She sees the floor well, she can score, she passes well and is a great defender," said Curfman.

The signing of Hoganson marks the second consecutive season in which Curfman and his staff have received at least one early commitment.

Fresh off its first ever win over a Division I opponent, North Dakota State University in a Nov. 4 exhibition, Bemidji State opens the 2006-07 regular season Nov. 17 when it travels to Mankato, Minn. for the Pepsi Tipoff. The Beavers face Augustana (S.D.) Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. and will wrap up the event with a 6 p.m. match up versus the hosting Minnesota State University Mavericks.