BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Bemidji State University women’s hockey freshman Reece Hunt was honored by the Western Collegiate Hockey Association after being named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team announced by the league Thursday afternoon. The league also announced that 20 members of the BSU women’s hockey team earned WCHA All-Academic honors, the most in the league.
Hunt, a native of Nelson, B.C., led all Bemidji State freshmen and is third among WCHA freshmen with 15 points off of four goals and 11 assists in 34 games this season. Hunt has recorded two multi-point efforts this season including recording her first career hat trick Feb. 8 versus University of Minnesota.
Joining Hunt on the all-rookie list are Minnesota State University, Mankato forward Kelsey King and goaltender Calla Frank as well as St. Cloud State University’s Klara Hymlarova, Minnesota’s Madeline Wethington and Ohio State University’s Teghen Inglis.
The league also announced that 20 members of the Bemidji State women’s hockey team earned WCHA All-Academic honors. Those earning the award are: Lexi Baker (So., G, Lakeville, Minn.); Paige Beebe (Jr., F, Ham Lake, Minn.); Lauren Bench (RS-Jr., G, Eagan, Minn.); Clair DeGeorge (Jr., F, Anchorage, Alaska); Kerigan Dowhy (Jr., G, The Pas, Man.); Abby Ecker (So., D, Grey Eagle, Minn.); Lindsey Featherstone (Jr., F, Woodbury, Minn.); Abby Halluska (Sr., F, Delano, Minn.); Briana Jorde (Sr., D, Thief River Falls, Minn.); Jacqueline Kaasa (Sr., F, North Hudson, Wis.); Tina Kampa (Jr., D, Maple Grove, Minn.); Mak Langei (Jr., D, East Grand Forks, Minn.); Haley Mack (Sr., F, East Grand Forks, Minn.); Ellie Moser (So., F, Farmington, Minn.); Graysen Myers (So., F, Fargo, N.D.); Heather Olson (Sr., D, Bemidji, Minn.); Lydia Passolt (Jr., F, Chanhassen, Minn.); Kiki Radke (Sr., F, Hastings, Minn.); Claudia Verkerke (So., F, White Bear Lake, Minn.); Kara Werth (Jr., D, Moorhead, Minn.).
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).