Beaver Pride’s selects Anderson and Curb Athletes of the Week
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Beaver Pride’s selects Anderson and Curb Athletes of the Week
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The spotlight turns to the Bemidji State University softball and men’s golf programs for this week’s Beaver Pride Athlete of the Week selections. Sophomore pitcher Courtney Anderson (Virginia, Minn.) earned the organization’s female athlete of the week award, while Chris Curb (Fr., Bemidji, Minn.), of the BSU men’s golf team, has been selected for the male honor after outstanding athletic accomplishments during the week of April 12-18.

Anderson held Northern State University to just one hit in a 4-0, complete-game, shutout victory April 14.  The right-hander recorded 11 strikeouts, allowed no walks and despite three BSU errors, did not allow a single NSU base runner to advance beyond second base in seven innings of work. In the nightcap of the double-header, Anderson was again called upon.  She picked up an additional six strikeouts, while allowing one earned run on two hits in the loss. During the week of April 12-18, Anderson made four starts and five appearances. In those 30 innings, the Virginia, Minn. native gave up 30 hits and allowed 16 earned runs while piling up 32 strikeouts and walking just four.  She finished the week with a 2-3 win/loss record and a 3.73 earned run average.

This week’s Beaver Pride Athlete of the Week award marks the second time this season that the organization has honored a BSU softball player. Anderson was also selected for the award Mar. 31.

Curb led the men’s golf team to the Winona State University Invitational tile April 18-19.  Curb, who sat two strokes off the lead in third place with a 73 (+2) after 18 holes, turned in a day two-low 69 (-2) Monday to finish the event tied with Minnesota State’s Kyle Bahe for medallist honors at 142 (E).  The freshman also posted a third-place finish with a 74 (+2) to help BSU to a victory in the BSU/UMC Duel Friday and carded an 82 (+10) to finish 26th as the Beavers finished third at the St. John’s Triangular.
Curb’s selection as Beaver Pride Athlete of the Week marks the second time the organization has honored the Bemidji, Minn. native.  He also garnered athlete of the week honors Sept. 16.

The BSU softball team (7-28; 2-16 NSIC) hits the road for a stretch of eight games in four days.   The Beavers open the road swing with a double-header at Minot State University Thursday, before a twin bill at Mayville State University Friday.  Saturday the team jumps back into Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) play with a two-game set at Augustana College before wrapping up the trip with two games at Wayne State College (Neb.).

The BSU men’s golf squad returns to competition this weekend when it makes a trip to Monticello, Minn. to compete in the St. John’s University Invitational.  Opening-round play is set for Saturday morning, while the final round of the 36-hole invitational will take place Sunday at the Monticello Country Club.