Curfman adds two for 2010-11
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Curfman adds two for 2010-11
BEMIDJI, Minn.  -- Bemidji State women’s basketball head coach Mike Curfman announced today the addition for two more student-athletes to his 2010-11 squad. Melissa Borstner (G, East Bethel, Minn.) and Jordyn Hover (PG, Barron, Wis.) signed National Letters of Intent during the late signing period that began today. The signings make five for Curfman and the Beavers for next season, as Borstner and Hover join Morgan Lee (G, Hayward, Wis.), Kate Warmack (C, East Grand Forks, Minn.) and Ellie Wessling (G/F, Winsted, Minn.), who signed during the early period in November.        

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

“Borstner and Hover are two talented players that have a great love and feel for the game,” Curfman said. “Adding these two student-athletes with Lee, Warmack and Wessling, this class has the speed, size and talent to do some really great things for Bemidji State women’s basketball. This group, along with 11 strong returners from this year, already has all of us excited and looking forward to a strong season in 2010-11.”

Melissa Borstner • Guard • 5-6 • East Bethel, Minn. • St. Francis High School

A 1,000-plus point scorer at St. Francis High School, Borstner was a four-time all-conference selection...She guided the Fighting Saints to the state tournament in her sophomore and senior seasons...She surpassed the 1,000 point plateau during her junior year, in which the team went 24-4, winning the North Suburban Conference Championship...The team also won the conference championship her senior season, posting a 25-5 mark...She racked-up 20.4 points per game her senior season, which finished 11th in the state of Minnesota...During her four-year career, the Fighting Saints totalled a 92-20 record...A captain in her final two seasons, she finished her career second on the SFHS points list (1,868) and seventh on the career rebounding chart (486)...She also holds the record for most free throws in one game (17-of-23), is second on the single-season scoring list (612) and ranks fourth in scoring average in a season (20.4 ppg)...Borstner succeeded off the court as well, appearing on the Dean’s List and the honor roll...The National Honor Society member was named academic all-conference and academic all-state.     

Personal: She is the daughter of Jeff and Jackie Borstner...Was born Jan. 3, 1992...Lists scoring her 1,000th career point and going to state in 2008 and 2010 as her greatest thrills in athletics.

“We are very excited about the addition of Melissa to our program,” Curfman said. “As a playmaker, she has a knack as both a scorer and to find her teammates for open shots. She had a lot of success in high school averaging over 20 points a game and leading her team to the Minnesota State Tournament and we look forward to her helping us build on the improvements BSU had this season.”

Jordyn Hover • Guard • 5-5 • Barron, Wis. • Barron High School

Hover was a two-time First Team All-Heart O’ North Conference pick, receiving the honor her freshman and senior seasons...She led the Golden Bears in scoring her freshman and senior years, guiding the team to a regional championship her senior year, qualifying for sectionals...A captain her senior season, Hover scored 15.6 points per game to sit second in the conference and 19th in Wisconsin’s Division II in scoring, earning a spot on the All-Northwest Second Team...Was named a  All-Northwest Special Mention after her freshman and junior seasons, earning all-conference second team honors as a junior.... During her tenure at BHS the team went 71-20... She was named the team’s best offensive player three-times (freshman, junior and senior seasons) during her time as a Golden Bear...She broke the school record for most 3-point shots made in a season with 71, while breaking the record for 3-pointers in a game with seven...Hover is a three-sport athlete, earning seven letters in basketball (four), volleyball (three) and track (one)...Her resume is just as long in the classroom, as she is a high honor roll student (four years), National Honor Society member (three years) and a three-sport academic excellence award winner, while settling in the top-five percent of her class...Hover is a BSU Academic Achievement Scholarship and Campus Honor Scholarship winner for 2010--11.

Personal: The daughter of Steven and Kelly Hover...Was born Dec. 18, 1991...Lists a couple of last-second heroics as her greatest thrill in athletics.    

“Jordyn is going to be a great addition to our team, not only because of her talent, as she averaged just under 16 points per game, but because of her passion and energy for the game,” Curfman said. “She has a tremendous shooting range and is a pesky defender. She is going to make our team better next year.”

Curfman continues his trend of recruiting Minnesota players with three of the five signees in 2010-11 from the Land of 10,000 Lakes. BSU had 14 of its 16 student-athletes from Minnesota in 2009-10.

2010-11 Signees
Name     Pos.     Ht.     Hometown/Previous School

Melissa Borstner     Guard     5-6     East Bethel, Minn. • St. Francis High School
Jordyn Hover     Point Guard    5-5     Barron, Wis. • Barron High School
Morgan Lee     Forward    5-7     Hayward, Wis. • Hayward High School
Kate Warmack      Center      6-2     East Grand Forks, Minn. • East Grand Forks High School
Ellie Wessling      Guard/Forward     5-10     Winsted, Minn. • Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School

Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).