Bemidji State’s Harms selected as finalist for Senior CLASS Award
Monday, February 20, 2017
Bemidji State’s Harms selected as finalist for Senior CLASS Award

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Bemidji State University forward Brendan Harms is one of 10 NCAA Division I student-athletes named as a candidate for the 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate hockey.

Harms is currently fourth on the team in scoring with 18 points (7g-11a) despite missing six games du to injury, while his six power-play markers is tied for tops on the team.

In, 134 games in a green and white sweater, Harms has accumulated 32 goals and 53 assists for 85 career points. He has posted three consecutive 20-point seasons and finished among the Beavers’ top four scorers in each season at BSU. Harms is a three-time WCHA Scholar Athlete, a three-time Academic All-WCHA selection, an All-WCHA honoree and was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team.

Brendan’s volunteer activities include: Bemidji Boy’s and Girl’s Club, BSU’s Campus Clean Up Project, the local food shelf and community garden, assisting fellow students during BSU’s fall move-in, suicide prevention walk and playing hockey during recess with elementary students at Heartland Christian Academy.

Harms owns a 4.0 grade point average as a business administration major with a minor in human performance. He is on track to graduate in the spring of 2017.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

The finalists were chosen by national media from the list of candidates announced in January. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner, and fans are encouraged to submit votes online at the Senior CLASS Award website through March 27. Fan votes will be combined with those of the media and Division I head coaches to determine the winners who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.

The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2017 NCAA Men’s Frozen Final Four® in April.

Here is a complete list of candidates for the 2016-17 Senior Class Award for men’s hockey: Gavin Bayreuther, St. Lawrence; Will Butcher, Denver; Parker Gahagen, Army West Point; David Goodwin, Penn State; Brendan Harms, Bemidji State; Johnny Hrabovsky, Air Force; Alexander Kerfoot, Harvard; Brock Maschmeyer, Northern Michigan; Chad McDonald, Ferris State; and John Stevens, Northeastern.

Bemidji State (19-11-3; 19-4-2-2 WCHA) returns to Sanford Center this weekend to host Minnesota State University, Mankato in the 2016-17 regular-season finale. The opening face-off for each game is set for 7:07 p.m.

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).