Schurman leads BSU to seventh place at NSIC Champs
Sunday, April 15, 2007
YANKTON, N.D. (Fox River Golf Club) -- The Bemidji State University women's golf team completed 2006-07 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championship play Sunday riding a 15th place finish by Jenna Schurman (So., Sauk Centre, Minn.) to place seventh in the event (389-372-370-379--1510).

Schurman carded an event total of 86-90-87-86--349 to finish in the 15th spot--the best individual championship for a BSU student-athlete since Tracy Depew earned 14th place in the 2003 conference championship.

A unique championship tournament, the first two rounds of the NSIC Women's Golf Championship took place Oct. 7-8 at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker, Minn. The teams reconvened this weekend to complete the event with two additional rounds of play.

Upper Iowa University locked up the team championship defeating second place Winona State University by a mere five strokes (342-315-317-319--1293) while Concordia University St. Paul took third place (340-331-323-320--1314).

Defending NSIC champion Southwest Minnesota State University, winner of the previous six conference crowns, earned fourth place this season (328-341-324-323--1316) posting a team total of 341 in last fall's second round that would cause the Mustangs to fall out of the lead. The team would never recover.

Minnesota State University, Moorhead (375-377-358-349--1459) took fifth and Wayne State College (398-364-379-365--1506) edged the Beavers for sixth. Northern State University rounded the field out in eighth (406-380-381-396--1563) while University of Mary (N.D.) and the University of Minnesota, Crookston did not complete the event.

The championship brings an end to the Beavers' 2007 golf season. Bemidji State did not qualify for an invitation to the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament.

2006-07 NSIC Championship Final Team Standings
1. Upper Iowa 336-323-313-318--1290
2. Winona State 342-315-317-319--1293
3. Concordia-St. Paul 340-331-323-320--1314
4. SW Minnesota State 328-341-324-323--1316
5. MSU Moorhead 375-377-358-349--1459
6. Wayne State (Neb.)398-364-379-365--1506
7. Bemidji State 389-372-370-379--1510
8. Northern State 406-380-381-396--1563
Mary (N.D.) 382-388-XXX-XXX--DNF
Minnesota, Crookston XXX XXX-416-422--DNF

Bemidji State Individual Results
15. Jenna Schurman, 86-90-87-86--349
T-25. Jenny Wenlund, 98-90-86-90--364
29. Kelsey Kaufman, 92-90-97-96--375
37. Kayla Braaten, 113-102-100-107--422