Curfmann Inks Bemidji High School Standout for 2007-08
Wednesday, April 11, 2007

-- Bemidji State University head women's basketball coach Mike Curfman today announced the signing of Bemidji High School standout Brianna Pfremmer to a National Letter of Intent. The local prep senior will begin her career at BSU in the fall of 2007.

"We are happy to have Brianna join our program." said Curfman of the Beavers' newest signee. "Brianna is a local player that really helps us address our need for size and depth at the post position. She fits in well with our team, is a very good player and I think her best days are ahead of her."

Pfremmer comes to BSU after a successful prep career at Bemidji High School. One of just two seniors on Rick Kehoe's Lumberjack squad, she led BHS with over 14 points and nine rebounds per game while hitting 52 percent of her field goal attempts. Consistently pacing the Jacks' offensive attack, she recorded a career-high of 27 points on one occasion. Voted BHS 2006-07 Most Valuable Player by her teammates and coaches, the six-foot Pfremmer was named as one of the top 100 girl's basketball players in the state by Minnesota Basketball News at the conclusion of her senior campaign.

A talented student-athlete, Pfremmer has excelled on and off the court. In addition to participating in both basketball and volleyball at BHS, she is a member of the National Honor Society, is an academic letter winner and has been involved in a number of community activities.

Pfremmer becomes just the third BHS player to move across town to play for the Beavers following both Lauri Ludeman and Erica Lyseng.

Curfman commented that anytime a coach can bring in local talent to help build a program it is a luxury. With Pfremmer playing in Bemidji or the surrounding area on most Friday evenings, he and his staff have had the opportunity to see her play multiple times while she has been able to become familiar with BSU's current roster and style of play.

"Our recruiting philosophy is to start in our own back yard and then work our way out," said Curfman. "Its great to have Brianna and hopefully she is the first of along line of Bemidji High School players to play at BSU."

Currently Pfremmer is expected to red shirt next season allowing her to pick up the Beavers' system, get a year of college under her belt and learn from BSU's three senior post players.

She is the daughter of Robert and Stacey Pfremmer.

The Bemidji State women's basketball team is coming off a season in which they posted an overall record of 14-14 and finished the Northern Sun Intercollegiate conference season in seventh place with a mark of 9-9.

Curfman, who will begin his third season at BSU, returns the bulk of his line-up for the 2007-08 campaign including All-NSIC selections Amy Lawson (PG, Spencer, Iowa), Stephanie Peterson (C, Bismarck, N.D.) and Heidi Matzke (G, Red Lake Falls, Minn.).