Jamnick named Beaver Pride Athlete of the Week
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Bemidji State University center Katherine Jamnick (Jr., Soudan, Minn.) and forward Taylor Hall (Fr., Blaine, Minn.) have been named Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week for exceptional athletic performances during the week of Dec. 8-13.

Jamnick had the best weekend of her career as she averaged 14.5 points, nine rebounds and two blocks while shooting 68.4 percent (13-19) from the field as BSU went 0-2 last weekend. She began the weekend with a 10 point, five rebound performance in a 76-56 loss to Winona State shooting 5-for-8 (.625) from the field in the contest. Saturday, against Upper Iowa Jamnick had the best game of her career as she netted career-highs in points, rebounds, field goals made and blocked shots while posting her first collegiate double-double. She ended the game with 19 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks while shooting 8-for-11 (.727) from the field.

Hall averaged 19.5 points and two rebounds per game while shooting a sizzling 52.2 percent (12-23) from the field, 66.7 percent from the three point line (4-6) and 11-of-17 (64.7) from the charity strip to help lead BSU to a 1-1 record last week. Hall was one of two BSU players to net double-figures in a 90-60 loss to Winona State as he poured in 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting (.400) while grabbing two rebounds with one assist, one block and two steals in 21 minutes. On Saturday, Hall exploded for a career-high 29 points on 8-of-13 (.615) from the field, 2-of-3 from behind the arc (.667) and 11-of-17 from the charity stripe (.647) lifting BSU to a 75-70 come from behind win over Upper Iowa. Hall’s eight field goals made was a personal best while his 29 points was the most points scored by a Beavers player since Nov. 15, 2004 when Derrick Beechum garnered 29 points versus Minnesota Duluth.

The BSU women’s basketball team will hit the road this week as the Beavers step out of conference play. Friday the team heads to Omaha, Neb. to battle the University of Nebraska, Omaha for just the second time in school history. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. from Sapp Fieldhouse.

Hall and the BSU men’s basketball team look to build upon its 75-70 win over Upper Iowa last Saturday as the team steps out of NSIC action to battle a pair of non conference opponents. Thursday the team travels to Jamestown, N.D. for a dual with the Jamestown College Jimmies at 7 p.m. from the Jamestown Civic Center before returning home on Saturday to host the University of Wisconsin-River Falls at 7 p.m. from the BSU Gymnasium.

2008-09 Beaver Pride Athlete of the Week Selections
Sept. 2
Samantha Ross - Soccer
Derek Edholm - Football

Sept. 9
Ashlee Ellefsen - Soccer
James Foss - Men’s Golf

Sept. 16
Alysha Domiano - Soccer
Andrew Schultz - Football

Sept. 23
Nicole Olson - Volleyball
Casey Hill - Men’s Golf

Oct. 1
Lauren Olivares - Soccer
Eurise Watson - Football

Oct. 8
Kaylee Keys - Women’s Hockey
Terrell Phelps - Football

Oct. 15
Katherine Wheeler - Soccer
Luke Knutson - Football

Oct. 22
Samantha Ross - Soccer
Derek Edholm - Football

Oct. 29
Jenny Stromberg - Soccer
Matt Read - Men’s Hockey

Nov. 5
Jamie Ford - Soccer
George Kadlec - Football

Nov. 12
Courtney Bitter - Volleyball
Jake Anderson - Football

Nov. 19
Nicole Olson - Volleyball
Brady Fairbanks - Men’s Basketball

Nov. 26
Heidi Matzke - Women’s Basketball
Zach Eastman - Men’s Basketball

Dec. 3
Melissa Roberts - Women’s Basketball
Matt Dalton - Men’s Ice Hockey

Dec. 10
Zuzana Tomcikova - Women’s Ice Hockey
Emil Billberg - Men’s Ice Hockey

Dec. 17
Katherine Jamnick - Women’s Basketball
Taylor Hall - Men’s Basketball