Bemidji State's Harms and Mimmack earn Academic All-District nods

Bemidji State's Harms and Mimmack earn Academic All-District nods
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Bemidji State's Harms and Mimmack earn Academic All-District nods

BEMIDJI Minn. – Two Bemidji State University men’s hockey players have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America University Division At-Large Academic All-District® First Team. Both Brendan Harms and Reid Mimmack have been recognized for their efforts on the ice and in the classroom.

The At-Large team is made up of student-athletes who participate in NCAA Division I: golf, lacrosse, ice hockey, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball (men), water polo and wrestling.

Harms, a native of Steinbach, Manitoba, skated in all 39 games for the Beavers in 2015-16, matching Gerry Fitzgerald with a team-high 25 points (8g-17a), netting 22 points (8g-14a) in WCHA play. As a junior he recorded a career-high three points with a goal and two assists versus Alaska, leading to WCHA Offensive Player of the Week honors. He scored three power-play goals and led the Beavers with four game-winning goals to tie for second in the WCHA.

A Brainerd, Minn. native, Mimmack appeared in eight games as a junior making five starts in goal for the Beavers. He made 151 saves and owned a team-best .900 winning percentage, posting a 4-0-1 record with a 2.48 goals against average along with a .904 save percentage. In addition, Mimmack was among the goaltending crew to backstop a penalty-kill unit that ranked among the top 10 all season. Mimmack recorded his first collegiate victory in net versus Alaska Nov. 14.

Harms and Mimmack are both Academic All-WCHA and WCHA Scholar-Athlete honorees and both carry a 4.0 cumulative GPA. Harms is a business administration major, while Mimmack is majoring in chemistry.

As first team members, the duo will now be included on the 2015-16 University Division CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot.

The 2015-16 season marks the first Academic All-District honors for Harms or Mimmack, while they continue a long line of BSU men’s hockey players honored for academic success. Since 2003, BSU has had 16 players named to the CoSIDA Academic-All District team, while Peter Jonsson (2005) and Jim Karner (1994) have earned Academic All-America honors.

Bemidji State, which finished 17-16-6 overall and posted an 11-12-5 mark in WCHA play to finish fifth in the league, wrapped up the 2015-16 campaign dropping a best-of-three WCHA Playoff series at Bowling Green State University.

Harms and Mimmack join soccer junior Sarah Stram, who earned CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team honors earlier this year, as BSU’s 2015-16 Academic All-District honorees. BSU has had at least one student-athlete named to the all-district team in each of the last 14 years and boasts 22 academic All-America selections dating back 1977.

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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).

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