Beavers land 16 on Winter NSIC All-Academic Team
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Beavers land 16 on Winter NSIC All-Academic Team

BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- Bemidji State University landed 16 student-athletes on the 2015-16 Winter Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference All-Academic Team.

Bemidji State’s winter contingent was led by its women's indoor track and field team, which had six student-athletes recognized for academic accomplishment. BSU also had four members of its women's basketball team and four student-athletes from its men's baskebtall team selected to the 2015-16 all-academic squad.

Sports considered for the Winter Academic All-NSIC Team are: women’s and men's basketball, women's and men's indoor track and field, 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 (4)
Allison Cordes (Jr., Roseville, Minn.)
Aimee Pelzer (Jr., Upsala, Minn.)
Sierra Senske (So. Glyndon, Minn.)
Tatum Sheley (Jr., Backus, Minn.)

Men's Basketball (4)
D.J. Anderson (Sr., Las Vegas, Nev.)
Ben Best (Jr., Drummond, Wis.)
Christian Pekarek (So., Little Falls, Minn.)
Shane White (Jr., Rhinelander, Wis.)

Women's Indoor Track and Field (8)
Amanda Anderson (So., Coon Rapids, Minn.)
Nikki Anderson (Sr., Becker, Minn.)
Morgan Beattie (Sr., Neche, N.D.)
Nicole Crummy (Sr., Argyle, Minn.)
Tori Lauderbaugh (Sr., Park Rapids, Minn.)
Chloe Miller (Sr., Baxter, Minn.)
Carli Schwint (Sr., Fridley, Minn.)
Samantha Velde (Jr., Fergus Falls, 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).