Bemidji State lands 23 on Academic All-NSIC team
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Bemidji State lands 23 on Academic All-NSIC team

BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- Bemidji State University landed 23 student-athletes on the 2015 Fall Academic All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Team.

Bemidji State’s fall contingent was led by its soccer team, which had nine student-athletes recognized for academic accomplishment. BSU also had seven members of its volleyball and six members of its football teams garner the honor, while one student-athletes from the cross country team was selected to the 2015 all-academic squad.

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

Cross Country (1)
Jolynne Denman (Sr., Esko, Minn.)

Football (6)
Mitchell Elbe (Jr., Sayner, Wis.)
Jacob Krause (So., Wadena, Minn.)
Nickolas Moore (Jr., Osseo, Minn.)
Tony Peterson (Sr., Frederic, Wis.)
Evan Tompkins (So., Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Eric Wunrow (So., River Falls, Wis.)

Soccer (9)
Hillary Arechigo (Sr., Monticello, Minn.)
Catherine Arneson (So., Fort Collins, Colo.)
Miranda Famestad (So., Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Abigail Nyquist (Sr., Golden Valley, Minn.)
Emily Olson (Sr., Stillwater, Minn.)
Melanie Simonson (Sr., Rosemount, Minn.)
Sarah Stram (Jr., Elk Grove Village, Ill.)
Christine Szurek (Jr., Andover, Minn.
Raquel Thelen (So., Andover, Minn.)

Volleyball (7)
Kayla DeJong (Sr., Jefferson, Wis.)
Laurel Denney (So., Coon Rapids, Minn.)
Angela Gareri (So., Grand Rapids, Minn.)
Ashley Kiecker (Sr., Hector, Minn.)
Jordyn Koehn (So., Mukwonago, Wis.)
Caitlin Volkmann (So., Wadena, Minn.)
Jessica Yost (Jr., Bemidji, Minn.)

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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).