Three Beavers tabbed as All-Conference by NSIC

Three Beavers tabbed as All-Conference by NSIC
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Three Beavers tabbed as All-Conference by NSIC

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Three Bemidji State University softball team members have been tabbed as All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference selections announced by the league, Wednesday. Jessica Yost (First Team), Jessica Burlingame (Second Team) and Angie Roberts (Second Team) were named All-NSIC after helping the Beavers (24-17, 14-12 NSIC) to a program best sixth-seed in the NSIC Softball Tournament.

The list is highlighted by senior pitcher Jessica Yost who was named to the All-NSIC First Team, becoming the program’s first first team selection since the conference divided all-conference selections into two teams in 2009. Yost led the Beavers by posting a 21-6 record in the circle to become the first-ever pitcher in program history to record 20 or more wins in a season. The Bemidji, Minn., native is fourth in the NSIC with a 1.20 ERA and second with 262 strikeouts. Yost was named to the All-NSIC Second Team in 2016.

Yost was also named to the 2017 NSIC Gold Glove Team as a pitcher after posting a .989 fielding percentage.

Jessica Burlingame earns her second career postseason award after being named to the second team. Burlingame, who made the 2016 NSIC All-Tournament Team, is 13th in the league and second on the team after posting a .365 batting average in her sophomore season. The Andover, Minn., native is tied for sixth in the league with three triples this season and has seven doubles, one home run and 20 RBI. As a centerfielder, Burlingame has posted a .944 fielding percentage with 46 putouts, five assists and just three errors.

Angie Roberts also earns her first postseason award after also being named to the second team. The senior outfielder batted .333 at the plate and posted a .975 fielding percentage in right field with just one error on the season. Roberts is third on the team with 22 runs scored this season and has tallied one double, one home run and six RBI.

Augustana University’s Sarah Kennedy was namend the NSIC Player of the Year for the second time in her career while Minnesota State University’s Coley Ries earned her second-consecutive NSIC Pitcher of the Year honor.

BSU will face Augustana at noon Thursday in the first round of the NSIC Softball Tournament at Sherman Park in Sioux Falls, S.D.

For more information on the Bemidji State University softball program, follow the Beavers on Twitter (@BSUBeaversSB or @BSUBeavers) or like them on Facebook (facebook.com/BSUBeavers).

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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