BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University softball head coach Rick Supinski announced the addition of three student-athletes to the BSU softball program for the 2020 season. Grace Bragg (IF, 5-8, International Falls, Minn.), Ashley Herold (IF, 6-2, Shakopee, Minn.) and Emmy Yeager (IF, 5-8, Annandale, Minn.) signed National Letters of Intent to attend Bemidji State in the fall of 2019.
All signees are contingent upon admission to BSU and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA Eligibility Center.
Grace Bragg – 5-8– IF – International Falls, Minn. (International Falls HS)
International Falls HS: Bragg is a three-time letterwinnner for International Falls High School’s softball program, five-time letterwinner for its hockey program and letterwinner for the volleyball and cheerleading programs… Bragg was selected to the MFCA All-Section Team in 2018 and voted the Bronco’s most outstanding offensive player… Bragg is also a three-time Minnesota Elite Selects participant for Hockey and participated in the Reebok HP All Star Tournament in 2016… She is a member of the Bronco’s National Honor Society and their student council.
Personal: Born on February 13, 2001 and is the daughter of Les and Molly Bragg… Plans to major in nursing while attending Bemidji State… When not on the softball field Brag enjoys the outdoors and art… Father Les played football at BSU from 1988-1992 and was a team captain his senior year.
Supinksi on Bragg: “Grace is just a flat-out athlete. She will be a strong left-handed bat in the lineup that can play multiple positions in the infield and outfield.”
Ashley Herold – 6-2– IF – Shakopee, Minn. (Shakopee HS)
Shakopee HS: Herold is a four-time letterwinner for Shakopee High School’s softball program and also for its basketball program… She was selected to the Class 4A All-State Tournament Team after helping the Sabers reach the State Class 4A Tournament… Selected to the South Suburban All-Conference Team in 2018 and was an honorable mention in 2016… All-Section in 2017 and voted the softball Rookie of the year in 2016… Herold was also an all-conference honorable mention in 2018 for basketball… Member of the Sabers Honor Roll.
Personal: Born on August 12, 2001 and is the daughter of Jason and Kim Herold… Plans to major in criminal justice while attending Bemidji State… When not on the softball field Herold enjoys photography, drawing and walking her dog Bruno.
Supinski on Herold: “Ashley has a strong bat and will contribute in the heart of the order. At 6-2, she will be a wonderful target at first base for our infielders.”
Emmarie Yeager – 5-8– IF – Annandale, Minn. (Annandale HS)
Annandale HS: Yeager is a letterwinner for Annandale High Schools’ softball program and helped the Cardinals reach the state tournament in 2018 and a 19-2 record overall…Selected to the 2018 Wright County All-Conference team... Started for the varsity softball program since she was in ninth grade and has been a mainstay at shortstop…Member of the Annandale Honor Society and Honor Roll.
Personal: Born on August 24, 2001 and is the daughter of Bret and Cherilyn Yeager… Plans to major in nursing while attending Bemidji State… When not on the softball field Yeager enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with friends and family.
Supinski on Yeager: “Emme has one of the strongest arms I have seen and has quick feet. She will look to make an immediate impact to our infield. She will be a great addition to the Beaver softball family.”
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU 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).