Beavers land 15 on Winter NSIC All-Academic Team

Beavers land 15 on Winter NSIC All-Academic Team
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Beavers land 15 on Winter NSIC All-Academic Team

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Bemidji State University landed 15 student-athletes on the 2016-17 Winter Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference All-Academic Team announced Wednesday.

Bemidji State’s winter contingent was led by its women's basketball team, which had seven student-athletes recognized for academic accomplishment. BSU also had six members of its women's indoor track and field team and two student-athletes from its men's basketball team selected to the 2016-17 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, 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.

Men's Basketball (2)
Christian Pekarek (Jr., Little Falls, Minn.)
Shane White (Sr., Rhinelander, Wis.)

Women's Indoor Track and Field (6)
Courtney Anderson (So., Lewiston, Minn.)
Christa Benson (So., Mankato, Minn.)
Kaitlyn Christianson (So., Roseau, Minn.)
Regan Grube (So., Eugene, Ore.)
Marissa Morgenstern (Jr., North Branch, Minn.)
Samantha Velde (Jr., Fergus Falls, Minn.)

Women's Basketball (7)
Allison Cordes (Sr., Roseville, Minn.)
Katie Miller (Jr., Waseca, Minn.)
Aimee Pelzer (Sr., Upsala, Minn.)
Emma Rappe (So., Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Sierra Senske (Jr. Glyndon, Minn.)
Tatum Sheley (Sr., Backus, Minn.)
Haley Zerr (So., Shakopee, 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).