Bemidji State lands 24 student-athletes on Fall Academic All-NSIC Team
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Bemidji State lands 24 student-athletes on Fall Academic All-NSIC Team

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Bemidji State University landed 24 student-athletes on the 2014 Fall Academic All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Team, announced by the league office Tuesday, December 16.

Bemidji State’s women’s soccer team led the fall contingent with nine student-athletes recognized for academic accomplishment. BSU also had seven members of the volleyball team honored, four from the football team and four from the women’s cross country team selected to the 2014 all-academic squad.

Sports considered for the Fall Academic All-NSIC Team are: men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer and volleyball.

To be eligible for the Academic All-NSIC Team, student-athletes must maintain a grade-point average of 3.20 or better, be a member of a varsity traveling team and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his or her institution with one full year completed at that campus.

Women's Soccer (9)
Hillary Arechigo (Jr., Monticello, Minn.)
Sonja Barr (Sr., Duluth, Minn.)
Molly Flahaven (Sr., Madison, Wis.)
Abby Nyquist (Jr., Golden Valley, Minn.)
Emily Olson (Jr., Stillwater, Minn.)
Rachel Scheller (Sr., Maple Grove, Minn.)
Melanie Simonson (Jr., Rosemount, Minn.)
Sarah Stram (So., Elk Grove Village, Ill.)
Christine Szurek (So., Andover, Minn.)

Volleyball (7)
Elissa Christensen (Sr., Montevideo, Minn.)
Rachel Craig (Sr., Wadena, Minn.)
Kelsi Crawford (Sr., Wadena, Minn.)
Kayla DeJong (Jr., Jefferson, Wis.)
Ashley Kiecker (Jr., Hector, Minn.)
Courtney Volkmann (Sr., Wadena, Minn.)
Jessica Yost (So., Bemidji, Minn.)

Football (4)
Mitchell Elbe (So., Sayner, Wis.)
Jesse Hein (So., Perham, Minn.)
Anthony Peterson (Jr., Frederic, Wis.)
Zachary Rynning (So., Kennedy, Minn.)

Women’s Cross Country (4)
Jolynne Denman (Jr., Esko, Minn.)
Nicole Szech (So., Long Prarie, Minn.)
Samantha Taube (Jr., Fairbanks, Alaska)
Emily Turner (Jr., Windom, Minn.)

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).