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BSU women’s basketball team off to 2-2 start

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Dec. 2, 2011) — The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team is off to a 2-2 start heading into its first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference games of the season.

BSU opened the season 2-0, including a 100-51 home win against Mayville State University on Nov. 19. It marked the first time in two years that the Beavers scored over 100 points in a game; the last time was a 108-63 win over Martin Luther in 2009.

The Beavers opened their season with an 81-68 loss at Jamestown College in an Oct. 27 exhibition game, then downed Lakehead University, 97-61, in its first official contest of the year. BSU then dropped a 92-50 exhibition decision at Big Ten member Minnesota before defeating Mayville State.

BSU then dropped a pair of games at the Nova Southeastern Thanksgiving Classic to move to 2-2 heading into its Dec. 2 NSIC opener.

BSU was pegged to finish 13th in the NSIC’s Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

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

For more information, contact Bemidji State University’s Office of Athletic Media Relations at (218) 755-2763, or visit

Team members are listed below by hometown.

Becker | 55308 | Jessie Althoff, junior, physical education/health education, forward
Crookston | 56716 | Taylor Davis, senior, elementary education, forward
Eagan | 55122 | Emily Kaus, junior, nursing, center
East Bethel | 55011 | Melissa Borstner, freshman, elementary education, guard
East Grand Forks | 56721 | Kate Warmack, sophomore, nursing, center
Grand Rapids | 55730 | Jessi Corrick, freshman, elementary education, guard
New Brighton | 55112 | Allison McKee, freshman, undecided, guard
Prior Lake | 55372 | Erica Trabing, freshman, political science, guard
Rosemount | 55068 | Shannon Thompson, junior, physical education, guard
Winsted | 55395 | Ellie Wessling, freshman, undecided, guard/forward

Grand Forks | 58201 | Chelsea Carlson, sophomore, computer science, guard
Milnor | 58060 | Paige Tompkins, freshman, Spanish education, forward/center
St. Thomas | 58276 | Samantha Baldwin, senior, business administration, guard

Hayward | 54843 | Morgan Lee, freshman, business administration, guard
Hayward | 54843 | Tatum Lee, freshman, nursing, guard


About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.