MANKATO, Minn. -- Bemidji State University junior Anna Fobbe has been selected to receive the 2017 NSIC Elite 18 Award for soccer. Fobbe, who becomes the first Beaver soccer player to earn the award and the second BSU student-athlete to receive the honor, was presented the award during the NSIC Soccer Tournament, Nov. 3 at The Pitch in Mankato, Minn.
Fobbe is a junior majoring in exercise science and holds a 4.0 grade point average. The St. Paul, Minnesota native hold a 7-0-1 record in goal for the Beavers, making 23 saves while allowing only three goals in 650:00 minutes of play.
As part of the NSIC 25th Anniversary celebration, the NSIC Elite 18 Award was instituted to recognize the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the NSIC Championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The NSIC Elite 18 award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NSIC's 18 Championships.
Fobbe follows Ben Skaar, of the BSU men’s golf team, who also earned the award last spring.
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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).