Bitter and Curb earn Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week honors
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State University’s Courtney Bitter (So., S, Bemidji, Minn.) and Chris Curb (Fr., Bemidji, Minn.) have been named Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week after outstanding athletic performances during the week of Sept. 7-14.

Bitter, a setter for the BSU volleyball team, posted 74 set assists in two matches at the Radisson-Roseville/Concordia University Tournament, which included a career-high 52, along with a season-best .852 set percentage in the 2-3 loss to No. 12 Southwest Minnesota State University. Her 17 digs in the loss to SMSU also stood as a season high, while she added 12 digs against No. 1 Concordia University, St. Paul. In addition, she posted seven kills, three blocks and a service ace in the matches.

The award marks the second time Bitter has garnered Beaver Pride’s weekly award, while it stands as the first of the 2009 season for the BSU volleyball team.

Curb, a newcomer to the BSU men’s golf team opened his collegiate career by posting four consecutive rounds with scores under par, en route to medallist honors at the Concordia Invitational in Moorhead Minn. and a pair of team titles. The freshman fired a seven-under 68-69--137 to pace the Beavers and the rest of the field at the Concordia Invite and followed that by carding a score of 70-71--141 (-3) to take fourth-place at the BSU Invitational and lead the Beavers to victory in their home event for the first time since 2001.

The Beaver pride Athlete of the week award is the first of its kind for Curb, who was also named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Male Co-Golfer of the Week Tuesday.

The Bemidji State volleyball team, 3-7 overall, hosts Minnesota State University, Moorhead in its 2009 home-opener. The NSIC match up will get underway at 7 p.m. in the BSU Gymnasium. The following afternoon, the Beavers welcome University of Minnesota, Crookston for a 3 p.m. tilt.

Curb and the rest of the Bemidji State men’s golf team look to make it three tournament wins in a row this weekend as they travel to St. Cloud, Minn. to participate in the SCSU Invitational. Play begins Saturday at the St. Cloud Country Club.