Bemidji State totals 73 D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award recipients

Bemidji State totals 73 D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award recipients
Friday, August 28, 2020
Bemidji State totals 73 D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award recipients

CLEVELAND – A total of 73 student-athletes from Bemidji State University were honored Thursday, August 27 as recipients of the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award.

All recipients of the award totaled a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, completed a minimum of two years (four semesters) of college-level work at a two-year and/or four-year institution, and have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last academic year.

Beaver Track & Field led the way for BSU with 11 recipients followed by football and soccer with 10 each. Bemidji State’s student-athletes were part of 1,220 among the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and 15,226 from 200 institutions across the country recognized for the 2019-20 Academic Achievement Awards.

Across NCAA DII, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC), the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC), and the NSIC were the top three conferences in the country. The NCAA Division II ranks include 23 affiliated conferences in total.

"In a year when we can use all of the good news, the D2 ADA Officers and Board of Directors are proud to recognize the highest number of student-athletes with the Academic Achievement Award than ever before," said D2 ADA President JR Smith, director of athletics at Chadron State College. "The nominations also came from a record number of institutions, showcasing the passion and dedication of our Association and Division II as a whole."

About D2 ADA: The D2 ADA is the first organization of its kind to provide educational and networking opportunities; enhancement of acceptable operating standards and ethics; and establishment of the overall prestige and understanding of the profession of Division II athletics directors. For more information about the D2 ADA, please visit The D2 ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 56th year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit

Baseball (4)
Owen Anderson (Sr.)
Brooks Bachmann (Jr.)
Hunter Haagenmiller (Jr.)
Austin Weisz (Sr.)

Men’s Basketball (4)
Zach Baumgartner (Sr.)
Griffin Chase (Sr.)
Cody Landwehr (So.)
Derek Thompson (Sr.)

Women’s Basketball (7)
Brooklyn Bachmann (Sr.)
Taylor Bray (Sr.)
Gabby Dubois (Jr.)
Coley Rezabek (So.)
Molly Wenner (So.)
Claire Wolhowe (Jr.)
Sydney Zerr (Jr.)

Cross Country (5)
Carissa Decko (Sr.)
Ashley Herdering (Sr.)
Kristen Petron (Sr.)
Ryne Prigge (Jr.)
Allyna Storms (Sr.)

Football (10)
Dawson Breyer (Jr.)
Gunnar Feldhege (Jr.)
Davelle Fox (Sr.)
Brandon Frankfurth (So.)
Jared Henning (Gr.)
Samuel Kline (Sr.)
Mason Primus (Jr.)
Eli Solberg (Jr.)
Shawn Steffan (Sr.)
Kaleb Stevens (Jr.)

Men’s Golf (2)
TJ Raden (So.)
Aaron Schnathorst (Jr.)

Women’s Golf (2)
Taiylor Ellingson (So.)
Lauren Stockmoe (Sr.)

Soccer (10)
Erin Becker (So.)
Sidney Bethke (Sr.)
Megan Dahl (So.)
Emily Kos (Sr.)
Megan Majewski (So.)
Isabelle Morin (Jr.)
Tia Neuharth (Sr.)
Emma Riedi (Jr.)
Carolyn Smith (Sr.)
Sara Wendt (Jr.)

Softball (9)
Gabi Bingham (Jr.)
Elaina Christianson (So.)
Lexi Derrick (Gr.)
Sami Dullum (Sr.)
Stephi Dullum (Sr.)
Lisa Kossan (Sr.)
Allison Schak (So.)
Kailey Springer (Sr.)
Olivia Tucker (Sr.)

Tennis (4)
Hanna Alme (Sr.)
Samantha Edlund (So.)
Hannah Peterson (Sr.)
Laney Rutkowski (So.)

Track & Field (11)
Jonae Bond (Jr.)
Zoe Christensen (So.)
Carissa Decko (Sr.)
Ashley Herdering (Sr.)
Elizabeth Hiltner (Sr.)
Beatrice Kjelland (So.)
Kristen Petron (Sr.)
Ryne Prigge (Jr.)
Coely Rezabek (So.)
Allyna Storms (Sr.)
Katelyn Wagner (Jr.)

Volleyball (5)
Maddie Mackinac (So.)
Taylor Nier (Sr.)
Becky Schroeder (Sr.)
Haley Stolt (So.)
Julie Touchett (Sr.)


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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).