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Bemidji State places 13 on NSIC academic team

Bemidji State University had 13 student-athletes selected to the 2012 winter NSIC All-Academic team.

BSU's winter contingent was led by its men's basketball team which had five student-athletes recognized for academic accomplishment. BSU also had four members from each of its women's basketball and women's indoor track and field teams honored.

Sports considered for the Winter All-NSIC Academic Team are: men's and women's basketball, men's and women's indoor track and field and wrestling.

To be eligible for the team, student-athletes must maintain a grade-point average of 3.20 or better, be a member of a varsity traveling team and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his or her institution with one full year completed at that campus.

Bemidji State's men's basketball representatives included seniors Ryan Kinnell and Bryce Tesdahl, junior Lance Rongstad plus sophomores Maxie Rosenbloom and Jake Schalow.

The women's basketball representatives were senior Taylor Davis, junior Shannon Thompson and sophomores Melissa Borstner and Kate Warmack.

Representing the women's track and field team were juniors Tina Larson, Ashley Larva and Michelle Ohman.


The Bemidji State women's tennis team (1-9) prepares to host its final home meet of the season Saturday against University of Mary. The match will be at the Gillet Recreation-Fitness Center beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Bemidji State's last action was March 6-9 during its spring break trip to Orlando, Fla. where it lost all four contests. Meg Hafdahl, who won two of her four No. 5 singles matches, led all BSU players on the trip.

U-Mary's is 2-6 and is coming off a 9-0 loss to Grand Canyon University.