2011-12 Women's Track & Field
Kayla Alexander Hurdler
Chelsea Borwege Pole Vault
Tess Boucher Distance
Jessica Cagle Thrower
Sara Churness Spr-Jumper
Kendra Cobb Jumper
Mackenzie Haupert Mid-Distance
Dena Hegg Thrower
Alison Hougen Distance
Kaneeshia Johnson Spr-Jumper
Katie Krepel Thrower
Tina Larson Mid-Distance
Ashley Larva Hurdles-Multi
Kasey Lasch Distance
Tia Lindberg Sprinter
Kirsten Maras Mid-Distance
Jessica Meyer Distance
Michelle Ohman Mid-Distance
Marisa Olgrady Pole Vaulter
Gina Padrnos Thrower
Emily Paquin Distance
Samantha Rivard Distance
Taylor Sautbine Multi-Hurdler
Bethany Thompson Jumper
Danielle Wold High Jump
Caitlyn Quast Jumper
Full Roster
Bethany Thompson

Bethany Thompson

HOMETOWN Owatonna, Minn.

Senior Season (2012): All-NSIC Second Team and league Fall Academic All-NSIC team selection…Bemidji State’s Offensive Player of the Year…UMD Volleyball Classic All-Tournament Team…Two-time Beaver Pride Athlete of the Week…Served as a team captain for the second year…Also a member of the BSU track and field squad in 2012…Finished her final season with 354 kills, the 11th-most in a single season in BSU program history…Recorded her 1,000th career kill in her final match, becoming the ninth player to ever accomplish the feat at Bemidji State…Was second in the NSIC with 4.02 kills per set and was third in the conference with 4.39 points per set; Those numbers put her at 18th and 27th in the nation, respectively…Was a marked offensive threat, posting 656 more attacks than any other BSU player and averaging more than half an attack per set more than any other NSIC player…In addition to leading the team in kills, was second in digs (208) and assists (22) and was third in aces (16) and blocks (29)…Set a career-high in kills with 24 against Erskine Sept. 8 and had a career-best 21 digs the same weekend against No. 19 Ferris State the same weekend.

Junior Season (2011):
 Was a 2011 Fall Academic All-NSIC Team honoree...Twice earned Beaver Pride Athlete of the Week Honors (weeks of Sept. 7 and Nov. 7)...Started all 28 matches for the Beavers…Tallied 294 kills (3.06 k/s) on 949 total attacks (.162 attack %)…Also recorded 245 digs (2.55 d/s) on the season with a .935 receive percentage…Led the team in kills (294), total attacks (949), kills/set (3.06), and pts/set (3.42)…Logged 19 kills vs. University of Mary Oct. 28, a season and career high…Tallied 50 attempts against Minnesota, Crookston Nov. 5, leading the team in total attempts for the season…Notched eight double-doubles on the season, leading the team in double-doubles…Tallied five games with 15 or more kills.

Sophomore Volleyball Season (2010): Appeared in 27 matches, which includes 10 starts...Produced 217 kills (2.49 k/s), which ranked second on the team to All-NSIC honorable selection Nicole Olson...Held a .167 hitting percentage...Tallied 68 digs (0.78 d/s) on the season with a .895 receive percentage...Logged a season-high 15 kills Oct. 15 versus Winona State, which placed her fifth on BSU for kills in a match...Had 46 attempts against Upper Iowa, which ranked second on the team in total attempts for the season...Notched 41 attempts versus MSU Moorhead Nov. 5, which ranked third on the team in total attempts in 2010...Tallied seven games with 10 or more kills.

Freshman Volleyball Season (2009):
Produced 135 kills in 64 sets for a 2.11 kills per set mark that ranked third on the team…Added 20 blocks (1-19, 0.31 b/s) and 13 set assists with a .920 serving percentage…Her four service aces at Nebraska-Omaha Sept. 5 tied a single-game season-high by all Beavers…Had four double-digit kill performances, while leading the squad in the same category six times throughout the season…Posted a season-high 16 kills in a five-set loss to then-No. 12 Southwest Minnesota State Sept. 11, adding a .240 attacking percentage…Her 50 attempts in the match proved to be the most by a Beaver in a single match all season…Also posted 74 digs (1.16 d/s).
At Owatonna High School: A three-year varsity player at Owatonna High School, Thompson led her team to a 20-9 record and the Big Nine Conference championship her senior season and also guided the squad to a Minnesota State Volleyball Tournament appearance her junior year where the Huskies placed fifth...At the conclusion of her senior campaign, she earned all-conference accolades and was named all-area player of the year...The three-time letter winner also earned team MVP honors while posting the best kill efficiency among her teammates in 2007...As a prep she was active in track and field where she is a two-time letter winner...Excelled in the classroom as a consistent member of the Owatonna High School “A” Honor Roll.

 She is the daughter of Craig Thompson and Teri Thompson and was born in Owatonna, Minn. on April 8, 1991.