BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- Twenty-six Bemidji State University student-athletes earned a spot on the 2019-20 Winter Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference All-Academic Team, with 19 also warranting the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence recognition.
In total, 689 student-athletes from the 16-team NSIC were recognized for success in the classroom. Within the NSIC All-Academic Team selections was 400 who were named to the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence.
Bemidji State had three programs qualify for selection to the 2019-20 Winter NSIC All-Academic Team, led by the track & field program with 12 selections to the team, including 10 selections to the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence. Women’s basketball followed with eight total selections and six to the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence while men’s basketball garnered six selections with three to the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence.
Sports considered for the Winter Academic All-NSIC Team are: men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track & field, women’s swimming & diving and wrestling.
To be eligible for the NSIC All-Academic Team, student-athletes must maintain a grade-point average of 3.20 or better. To be eligible for the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence, a student-athlete must have a 3.60 cumulative GPA or higher. For both awards, the student-athlete must be a member of the varsity traveling team, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at her/his institution (true freshmen, red-shirt freshmen and ineligible athletic transfers are not eligible) and must have completed at least one full academic year at that institution.
Men’s Basketball (6/3*)
*Zach Baumgartner (Jr., Kewaunee, Wis.)
*Griffin Chase (Jr., Nevis, Minn.)
*Derek Thompson (Jr., Cold Spring, Minn.)
Max Bjorklund (So., Orono, Minn.)
Kaden Hart (Jr., Faribault, Minn.)
Cody Landwehr (So., St. Cloud, Minn.)
Women’s Basketball (8/6*)
*Brooklyn Bachmann (Jr., Minooka, Ill.)
*Taylor Bray (Jr., Anoka, Minn.)
*Coley Rezabek (So., Sunrise Beach, Mo.)
*Taylor Vold (So., Hermantown, Minn.)
*Molly Wenner (So., Cottage Grove, Minn.)
*Claire Wolhowe (So., Staples, Minn.)
Gabby Dubois (Jr., West Fargo, N.D.)
Sydney Zerr (Jr., Shakopee, Minn.)
Indoor Track & Field (12/10*)
*Faith Beck (So., Dickinson, N.D.)
*Jonae Bond (Jr., Oshawa, Ontario)
*Zoe Christensen (So., Glencoe, Minn.)
*Carissa Decko (Jr., Deer River, Minn.)
*Ashley Herdering (Sr., Melrose, Minn.)
*Elizabeth Hiltner (So., Osakis, Minn.)
*Beatrice Kjelland (So., Park River, N.D.)
*Kristen Petron (Sr., Rice, Minn.)
*Ryne Prigge (So., Ely, Minn.)
*Allyna Storms (Sr., Becker, Minn.)
Libby Christenson (Jr., Stewartville, Minn.)
Analise Fabre (Jr., St. Charles, Minn.)
* Denotes NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence honorees
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).