All-American transfer to join Beaver Women’s Basketball for 2018-19 season

All-American transfer to join Beaver Women’s Basketball for 2018-19 season
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
All-American transfer to join Beaver Women’s Basketball for 2018-19 season

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State University women’s basketball will add another body to the squad in NJCAA All-American center Megan Swedberg, head coach Chelsea DeVille announced Wednesday. The transfer and Ogema, Minn., native will join the Beavers after playing two seasons at Northland Community and Technical College.

All student athletes’ acceptance is contingent upon admission to BSU and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Megan Swedberg, a 6-foot-1-inch center from Ogema, Minn., started all 30 games for the Pioneers last season while averaging a team-best 19.6 points and 11.6 rebounds per game. Her rebound total ranked 20th among all NJCAA Division III qualifiers and her scoring total ranked 22nd. Swedberg totaled 937 points and 594 rebounds during her career at Northland Tech, starting 42 games overall and playing in 60. She is a proficient scorer from the field and the free throw line, shooting 58.3 percent from the floor and 71.9 percent from the charity stripe during the 2017-18 season. Swedberg also ranked second on the team with 35 blocks and 32 steals during her sophomore campaign.

Swedberg was named Minnesota College Athletic Conference Northern Division Player of the Week four times last season and was named to the eight-member 2018 NJCAA Division III Women’s Basketball National Championship All-Tournament team. In three games during the NJCAA National Tournament, she totaled 67 points, 41 rebounds and eight assists, including a 36 point and 20 rebound performance in her final game for NCTC. Swedberg helped lead the Pioneers to the semi-finals of the NJCAA National Tournament and ended the regular season as a MCAC Northern Division First Team and MCAC All-Defensive Team honoree. She was also selected as a member of the 2018 NJCAA All-America First Team.

The daughter of Ken and Lisa Swedberg, Megan is a liberal arts and social work major. She was an honor roll student during her time at Waubun High School.

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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).