Fourteen Bemidji State student-athletes earn NSIC All-Academic team honors
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Fourteen Bemidji State student-athletes earn NSIC All-Academic team honors

BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- Bemidji State University landed 14 student-athletes on the 2014-15 Winter Academic All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Team, announced by the league office March 19.

Bemidji State’s winter contingent was led by its women’s track and field team, which had seven student-athletes recognized for academic accomplishment. BSU also had five members of its women's basketball garner the honor, while two student-athletes from the men’s basketball team were selected to the 2014-15 all-academic squad.

Sports considered for the Winter Academic All-NSIC Team are: men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s track and field, women’s swimming and diving and wrestling.

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 Basketball (5)
Allison Cordes (So., Roseville, Minn.)
MAimee Pelzer (So., Upsala, Minn.)
Emily Reichert (Jr., Rogers, Minn.)
Tatum Sheley (So., Backus, Minn.)
Erica Trabing (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.)

Women’s Track and Field (7)
Nikki Anderson (Jr., Becker, Minn.)
Jolynne Denman (Jr., Esko, Minn.)
Elle Englestad (So., Fertile, Minn.)
Chloe Miller (So., Baxter, Minn.)
Carly Schwint (Jr., Fridley, Minn.)
Nicole Szech (So., Long Prairie, Minn.)
Emily Turner (Jr., Windom, Minn.)

Men’s Basketball (2)
Ben Best (So., Drummond, Wis.)
Shane White (So., Rhinelander, Wis.)

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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).