BEMIDJI, Minn. – After a near-record breaking performance, redshirt sophomore Jalen Frye has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Co-Offensive Player of the week. Frye helped Bemidji State (8-3) to a 66-30 win over Minot State University after he ran for a career-high 316 yards, just three-shy of a program record, while also scoring twice for the Beavers.
Frye, a native of Mahtomedi, totaled the most rushing yards and all-purpose yards throughout the NSIC and averaged 11.3 yards per carry while also adding a 24-yard reception. Frye’s two scores in the game came from runs of 68 and 47 yards.
He earns his first career NSIC accolade and shares the co-offensive player of the week honor with University of Minnesota Duluth’s quarterback John Larson. Frye is the first player from BSU to be named an NSIC player of the week this season and first offensive player since Jordan Hein in 2016.
The Beavers finish the season 8-3 overall and 6-1 in the NSIC North Division, which helped the senior class reach the most wins for the program over a four-season span with 32.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU 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).