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Women's rugby club wins state championship

Bemidji State’s women’s rugby club won the Minnesota Division 3 state championship on Oct. 28, defeating Minnesota State, Moorhead, 25-17. BSU defeated Carleton College, 20-10, on Oct. 27 to advance to the state final. Carleton College entered the Oct. 27 game as an undefeated defending national champion.

The state championship allowed Bemidji State to advance to the West Region Championship, sponsored by the National Small College Rugby Organization on Sunday, Nov. 4, at Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb. BSU fell to Wayne State by a score of 88-0.

As regional champion, Wayne State advances to the NSCRO national championship that will take place Nov. 17-18 in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Members of Bemidji State’s 2012-13 women’s rugby club are listed below, by home town.

Bemidji |56601| Ida Brooks, sophomore, sport management
Bemidji |56601| Holly Nummerdor, junior, mathematics education
Bovey |55079| Katie Arnold, sophomore, criminal justice
Crosslake |56442| Haley Monson, junior, biology
Cook |56723| Megan Ehrnriter, senior, criminal justice, team captain
Detroit Lakes |56501| Donna Wicker, sophomore, nursing
Eden Prairie |55347| Kaylee Damasin, freshman, health education, club president
Grove City |56243| Dena Hegg, freshman, undecided
Ham Lake |55304| Jenni Lingwall, junior, social work, vice president
Hinckley |55037| Lanae Nelson, sophomore, biology
Little Falls |56345| Alishia Olson, freshman, elementary education
Maple Grove |55369| Arielle Mathre, freshman, creative and professional writing
Minnetonka |55345| Katie Firanek, freshman, science education
Morristown |55052| Ashley Boone, senior, criminal justice
New Brighton |55112| Dani Wolf, sophomore, business administration
Nisswa |56468| Randi Georges, senior, pre-occupational therapy
Northome |56661| Tonya Widenborner, sophomore, pre-physical therapy, treasurer, team captain
Red Lake Falls |56750| Breanna Columbus, freshman, undecided
Villard |56385| Krystal Pederson, freshman, psychology

Challis |83226| Kitty Stock, senior, psychology

Atlantic |50022| Carrington Tolzin, sophomore, envirionmental studies

Chicago |60645| Dani Sorenson, freshman, aquatic biology

Allenton |53002| Heather Schmitt, junior, competor information systems

Neepawa |ROJ1HO| Jaya Freeman, freshman, biology

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.