Bemidji State softball adds left-handed bat for 2014 season
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Bemidji State softball adds left-handed bat for 2014 season

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University softball head coach Rick Supinski announced today the addition of Emily Varner to his squad for the 2014 season. Varner, a native of Buffalo, Minn., is a versatile, left-handed player with the ability to play infield as well as outfield positions.

“Emily is the strong left-handed hitter that our lineup needs,” said Supinski. “We hope to see her in the outfield and at first base next season.”

Varner joins Danielle Jecmen (P/INF, Bloomingdale, Ill.), Alayna Krejci (INF, Schofield, Wis.), Jessica Yost (P/INF, Bemidji, Minn.), Megan Boser (INF/OF, Pierz, Minn.), Libby Bingham (INF, Savage, Minn.), and Kait Shea (OF, Woodbury, Minn.), who each signed either National Letters of Intent or offers of admission to play collegiate softball at BSU during the NCAA’s early signing period from Nov. 14-21, 2012.

All signees are contingent upon admission to BSU and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Emily Varner • OF/INF • 5-8 • Bats/Throws: Left/Left • Buffalo, Minn. • Buffalo High School

A seven-time letterwinner at Buffalo High School, Varner played girl’s hockey and softball for the Bison. This spring, she helped lead Buffalo to a 12-7 overall record and a 6-3 mark in Mississippi 8 Conference play to claim second place in the regular season league standings. With 59 at bats, Varner collected 23 hits and led the team with a .390 batting average, added five doubles, four home runs and 15 RBIs. The team earned a pair of wins in the 6AAA Section Tournament before a 9-3 loss to Edina High School ended the Bison’s season. Varner has been an all-conference and all-section player for the Bison and was selected as Buffalo High School’s Offensive MVP as well as the MVP of the Mississippi 8 Conference. Equally as talented in the classroom, Varner earned All-Conference Academic and All-State Academic accolades while at Buffalo High School.

Personal: Daughter of Scott and Cindy Varner, she was born Sept. 14, 1994… Plans to study biology, chemistry and business at BSU… Sister, Francie, plays hockey at the College of Saint Benedict… Hobbies include playing softball and hockey.

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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. BSU’s NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey programs are members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.