Remitz opens 2008 with NSIC Athlete of the Week honor
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Bemidji State University senior thrower Joe Remitz (North Branch, Minn.) has been named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Male Field Athlete of the Week for his performance in the Super 8 Open Jan. 19. The announcement was made by the league office Tuesday.

The three-time All-American posted a pair of Super 8 Open titles gaining wins in the shot put and weight throw. He stretched the tape to 55-10.50 in the shot and posted a 35-pound weight throw mark of 59-00.25. Both marks were his best of the young seasons and provisionally qualified him for the NCAA Division II 2008 Indoor Track and Field Championships in Mankato, Minn. Mar. 14-16.

Also earning NSIC Athlete of the Week honors were: Mary's (N.D.)Destinee Keller (Women's Field), Wayne State’s Kylie Herian (Women's Track) and Kawaskii Bacon of Concordia-St. Paul (Men's Track).

Remitz and the rest of the Bemidji State track and field teams will be in action again next weekend (Jan. 25-26). A handful of participants will head to Moorhead, Minn. to participate in the Concordia Multi Friday while the complete team will be in competition on the eastern boarder of the state Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Superior Invitational.