Minn.- The University of Minnesota Crookston men’s golf team officially
release the fall portion of their 2014-15 schedule Wed., July 23. The
Golden Eagles will partake in five events during the fall season
including the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Fall Men’s
Golf Championship at the Jewel Golf Club in Lake City, Minn. Sept.
UMC will officially open up their slate at the Bemidji
State University Invite Sept. 7-8 at the Bemidji Town and Country Club
in Bemidji, Minn. The Golden Eagles will then trek to Axtell, Neb. to
take part in the University of Nebraska Kearney Invite at the Awarii
Dunes Golf CourseSept. 14-16. Minnesota Crookston will then head to the
St. Cloud State University Husky Classic Sept. 21-22 at the St. Cloud
Country Club in St. Cloud, Minn. The Golden Eagles will trek to the NSIC
Championship Sept. 29-30 before concluding the season with an important
regional tournament as they take part in the Men’s Golf Central Region
Invite Oct. 13-14 at the St. Joseph Country Club in St. Joseph, Mo.
Golden Eagles return an experienced squad led by All-NSIC Performers
Matt McClure, UMC’s 2013-14 Student-Athlete of the Year, and Jesse
Roscoe. The Golden Eagles also return Senior Seth Heppner and Junior
Michael Roedl who played integral roles in UMC’s success last season.
UMC will again be led by Head Coach Jason Tangquist.
Follow the Golden Eagles on Facebook at Golden Eagle Sports and on Twitter at @UMCAthletics.
University of Minnesota Crookston is an NCAA Division II Institution
and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The
Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse
Show Association (IHSA).
-30- Men’s Golf Schedule Sept. 7-8 Bemidji State University Invite Bemidji, Minn. Sept. 14-16 Nebraska Kearney Invite Axtell, Minn. Sept. 21-22 SCSU Husky Classic St. Cloud, Minn. Sept. 29-30 NSIC Fall Championship Lake City, Minn. Oct. 13-14 Central Region Invite St. Joseph, Mo.
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The
Minnesota Lynx today announced it will host its annual Breast Health
Awareness game on Friday, July 25 as the Lynx take on the San Antonio
Stars at 7 p.m. Hope Chest for Breast Cancer is the presenting sponsor
for the evening's game and Apple Autos and Fillies Race for Hope at
Canterbury Park are also partnering with the Lynx for the game. The
Lynx will be wearing commemorative pink uniforms on Friday night and
auctioning them off to fans after the game.
Following the game,
the entire team will head back out to the court and auction the
game-worn jerseys off their backs, autographing the jerseys and posing
for a picture with the winners. All proceeds from the night will go
towards the Lynx Foundation, which supports breast cancer research and
support programs throughout the state of Minnesota.
Breast Health Awareness Week will finish up on Tuesday, July 29 as the
team partners with the Hope Chest to host the sixth annual Catwalk for a
Cure. Held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Mall of America Rotunda, the
Lynx will trade in their sneakers for stilettos and strut their stuff in
a fashion show. The event begins at 5 p.m. at Sky Deck Sports
Grille and Lanes, where attendees will receive free dinner and free
bowling, with special appearances by Lynx players. A silent auction,
featuring sports memorabilia and unique experiences from around the Twin
Cities, will also be held during dinner at Sky Deck Sports Grille and
Lanes until 7:00 p.m. The fashion show, which features the entire Lynx
roster and coaching staff, will start in the Mall of America Rotunda at
6:30 p.m. All proceeds from the evening benefit the Lynx Foundation.
game against the San Antonio Stars falls in the middle of Minnesota's
Breast Health Awareness Week (July 22-29) as part of WNBA's BHA
platform. For 16 years, the program has focused on generating
awareness and educating women about breast cancer in addition to raising
funds for the initiative. The WNBA, its teams and players are
supporting the effort to fight breast cancer during WNBA Breast Health
Awareness Week, which have raised more than $2 million to aid the fight
against breast cancer. The Lynx website and social media platforms are
also going pink as part of the campaign.
Friday's game with the second-best record in the WNBA at 18-6. The
Lynx are riding a five-game winning streak and are scoring 83.9 points
per game (2nd in WNBA). Tickets are still available for Saturday's
game, and the team's five remaining home games, by calling the Lynx at
612-673-8400 or by visiting www.lynxbasketball.com/lynxtix.
Fans interested in attending or looking for more information on the
sixth annual Catwalk for a Cure can contact Amanda Collins, Lynx CR
Manager, at 612-673-1681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minneapolis/St. Paul –
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has re-signed
forward Robbie Hummel. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not
are excited to have Robbie back with us this season," said Flip
Saunders, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations. "He proved
that he can be a key contributor off the bench and finished the season
strong. Robbie's ability to stretch the floor with his shooting range is
a valuable asset for our team."
25, played in 53 games (five starts) in his rookie season for the
Wolves last year, averaging 3.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 12.4 minutes
per contest. The 6-8 forward shot 36.0 percent (36-for-89) from
three-point range for the season, including connecting on 17 of his
final 32 attempts (53.1%). Hummel scored in double-digits four times
last year, netting a season-high 12 points at Orlando on April 5. He
grabbed a season-high nine rebounds in the season finale vs. Utah on
was the 58th overall selection in the 2012 NBA Draft by the
Timberwolves. He spent the 2012-13 season with Obradoiro CAB in the
Spanish League where he averaged 10.1 points and 7.2 rebounds in 30
games. Hummel averaged 14.0 points and 6.8 rebounds in 127 games over
his four-year collegiate career for the Purdue Boilermakers.
N.D. – The North Dakota State University women's basketball team will
face a minimum of five teams that advanced to postseason play last
season in its 29-game regular season schedule released Tuesday, July 22,
by new head coachMaren Walseth.
worked hard to get a good schedule for this season," Walseth said. "I
have high expectations for this team, and feel this schedule is one that
will challenge us while giving us opportunities to be successful, and
prepare us for The Summit League. There are a lot of good teams in the
Summit League, and we look forward to competing with them all." NDSU
will play 14 games at home with 11 being played at the historic Bentson
Bunker Fieldhouse and three at Scheels Arena while the new Scheels
Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex is being constructed.
will be a lot of firsts this season, and playing in the Bentson Bunker
Fieldhouse is a first in quite some time," Walseth said. "I am excited
to play in a classic building this year. The fans will be close to the
court; the band and cheerleaders will be close to the action. The BBF
will provide us with a great home court advantage."
Bison tip-off the season with three consecutive home games inside the
Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse beginning with an exhibition contest against
Bemidji State Friday, Nov. 7. NDSU will host Kent State a week later on
Friday, Nov. 14, before closing out the three-game home stand against
Milwaukee Sunday, Nov. 16.
NDSU will take its first road trip of the season Nov. 19 when it travels to Western Michigan.
Bison head southeast over Thanksgiving Break to take part in the
Florida Atlantic Classic Nov. 28-29 in Boca Raton, Fla., before closing
out the road trip Dec. 2 in Starkville, Miss., against SEC foe and 2014
WNIT participant Mississippi State.
returns home to face 2014 NCAA tournament qualifier North Dakota at
Scheels Arena Saturday, Dec. 6, before welcoming Mayville State to the
Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse Monday, Dec. 8.
Bison start a four-game road trip at Northern Iowa Dec. 11 before
traveling to New Mexico State Dec. 14, Cal State Fullerton Dec. 19 and
Grand Canyon Dec. 21. NDSU hosts Brandon University at the Bentson
Bunker Fieldhouse Monday, Dec. 29, to close out its non-conference
NDSU will play
back-to-back Summit League doubleheaders with the Bison men's basketball
team at Scheels Arena Friday, Jan. 2, and Sunday, Jan. 4, to open the
2015 league slate. The Bison will face Oral Roberts on the second before
battling league rival and 2014 WNIT qualifier South Dakota State on
the fourth. "Moving
out to Scheels Arena for the UND, Oral Roberts and SDSU games makes
perfect sense," Walseth said. "Providing a big time environment for
those games provides the Fargo community the opportunity to support
their Bison in another great facility."
With the return of Oral Roberts to the league, all league teams will now play 16 conference games.
Summit League Women's Basketball Championship will run March 7-10 in
Sioux Falls, S.D., and will be played in the brand new Denny Sanford
CROOKSTON, Minn.- University of Minnesota Crookston Director of Athletics
Stephanie Helgeson announced the addition of Don Stopa as head softball coach
for the Golden Eagles. Stopa comes to UMC after acquiring a myriad of
experience coaching collegiate softball most recently at National Junior
College Athletic Association (NJCAA) affiliate Louisburg College in Louisburg,
N.C. for the past three seasons.
“We are excited to add Don to the staff as head softball coach,” Helgeson said.
“He is very highly respected and brings a great deal of experience coaching at
a variety of levels. We believe Don will be a great addition to our staff.”
“I am honored to be a part of UMC as the head softball coach and I would like
to thank Athletic Director Steph Helgeson for this opportunity,” Stopa said. “I
am really excited about where this program could go and can’t wait to get to
work. The university has so much to offer these student athletes and I hope to
bring great success, on and off the field.”
During his time at Louisburg, Stopa led the Hurricanes to a 70-56 mark and
helped to produce 14 All-Region players, two National Fastpitch Coaches
Association (NFCA) All-Americans and six NJCAA All-
Academic award winners. In addition to his duties as softball coach, Stopa was
also the Sports Information Director for Louisburg.
A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Stopa spent three years at Pima
Community College in Tucson, Ariz. working with both the baseball and softball
teams, as well as serving as the Sports Information Director. In 2011, he helped
the Aztecs to a 51-14 mark and No. 9 ranking in the NJCAA poll. He also helped
the team compete for a regional championship, finishing just one game short of
a trip to the National Tournament.
Prior to his move to Arizona, Stopa was the head softball coach at Graceland
University, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school
in Lamoni, Iowa for three seasons helping to improve the Yellowjackets both on
the field and in the classroom. Before his transition to softball, Stopa was an
assistant baseball coach for two seasons at Graceland.
Before making the move to Graceland, Stopa spent time as the pitching coach at
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M University.
Stopa earned his Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree in Mass Communication in 2002,
a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication in 2004 and a Master of Science
(M.S.) in Sport Management in 2007. Don and his wife Ashley has two sons Austin
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL –
The WNBA today named Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore its Western
Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, July 14 through
Sunday, July 20. The Player of the Week award is Moore’s second
consecutive, third this season and eighth of her career.
Minnesota's lone game this week heading into the All-Star break, Moore
poured in a game-high 32 points in a 93-82 Lynx victory over the Tulsa
Shock on July 16. It marked the ninth 30+ point performance of the
season for the Moore, tying Lauren Jackson (2007) for the 2nd-highest
single-season total in WNBA history. Moore shot 10-for-18 from the field
and set career highs for free throws made and attempted, going
11-for-13 from the charity stripe. 12 of Moore's 32 points came in the
4th quarter, helping stave off a Shock comeback bid. The 2013 WNBA
Finals MVP added nine rebounds, five assists and two steals in helping
the Lynx win their 17th game of the year.
season Moore leads the league in scoring and minutes played, averaging
24.1 points and 35 minutes per game. She also ranks 5th in steals (2.00
spg), 6th in free throw accuracy (87.7%), 8th in rebounds (8.3 rpg),
14th in blocks (0.87 bpg) and 15th in field goal accuracy (48.6%).
Indiana's Tamika Catchings was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Lynx are 17-6 heading into the post All-Star Game portion of the season
and sit in second in the Western Conference standings behind Phoenix.
will host the Atlanta Dream at the Target Center on Tuesday, July 22 in
a rematch of the 2013 WNBA Finals. The game is scheduled to tip-off at
7:00 p.m. and can be seen on Fox Sports North Plus and heard on BOB
106.1 FM. Tickets are still available by calling 612-673-8400 or by
Minn.- The University of Minnesota Crookston men’s basketball program
announced the addition of Bryan Beamish as assistant coach. Beamish will
join Head Coach Dan Weisse and Assistant Coach Mike Annese on staff for
the Golden Eagles for the 2014-15 season. Beamish comes to UMC after
one season as a graduate assistant under Jim Larranaga at NCAA Division I University of Miami (Fla.).
are thrilled to be able to add someone of Bryan’s caliber to our
coaching staff,” Weisse said. “All along his career as a player and a
coach, he has had a chance to learn the game from some great basketball
minds. I believe the players will thoroughly enjoy working with Bryan.
He is someone who was a successful player at Wisconsin-Stevens Points
and who could probably still hold his own in practice. Bryan will be a
tremendous addition to our basketball program and our University, as a
As a graduate assistant for the Hurricanes, Beamish’s
primary responsibilities were breaking down opponent’s game film,
assisting during practice and helping run Miami’s basketball camps.
During Beamish’s one season with the Hurricanes he helped lead the team
to a 17-15 mark.
Prior to arriving at Miami, Beamish was an
assistant coach for two seasons at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo,
Fla. as a member of Head Coach Lance Randall’s staff. Before making the
move to Florida, Beamish was an assistant coach for one season at his
alma mater, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he helped the
Pointers to a successful 26-4 record and a Sweet 16 appearance at the
NCAA Division III National Tournament.
As a player, the
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., native had a prolific four-year career for the
Pointers. During his time in Stevens Point, he earned First Team
All-Conference honors twice and served as team captain during his junior
and senior seasons. Beamish started every game during three of his four
years with the Pointers. He hlped lead the team to two Wisconsin
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Regular-Season and Tournament
Championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances.
Beamish earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from Wisconsin-Stevens
Point. He earned a Master’s in Business Administration (M.B.A.) with an
emphasis in sports business from Saint Leo University in 2014.
CROOKSTON, Minn.- The University of Minnesota Crookston athletic department and Director of Athletics
Stephanie Helgeson announced the addition of Steven Krouse as assistant
athletic trainer. Krouse joins UMC from the College of Saint
Scholastica where he recently graduated with a Master of Science in
During his time at St. Scholastica, Krouse
worked as a trainer for the University of Minnesota Duluth women’s
basketball team, as well as the football and track and field teams at
St. Scholastica and the football and volleyball teams at Northwestern
High School in Maple, Wis. As a student at Saint Olaf College, Krouse
assisted the training staff with the track and field and baseball teams.
think Steven will be a great addition to our staff,” Helgeson said. “He
is familiar with the NSIC from his work at Minnesota Duluth and brings
with him immense knowledge of the athletic training profession from his
time at St. Scholastica. As a former student-athlete at Saint Olaf
College, he also has an understanding of the importance of athletic
trainers from the student-athlete perspective. We are excited to welcome
Steven to the Golden Eagle family.”
In addition to his
collegiate experience, Krouse also worked as an intern at ESPN’s Wide
World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. during the summer of 2013. During this
time he provided medical coverage for male and female athletes competing
in the sports of soccer, baseball, softball, lacrosse, field hockey,
basketball, gymnastics, track and field, football, tennis, wrestling and
volleyball. He has also provided medical coverage at the Drew Brees
Passing Academy, the Wounded Warriors Softball Camp and the Special
Olympics. He has also volunteered at the Minnesota State High School
Cross Country Championship and Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minn.
graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science in 2011 from
Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. During his time at St. Olaf,
Krouse was a member of the track and field and cross country teams. He
is certified by the National Athletic Trainer Association-Board of
Certification. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning
Krouse joins Head Athletic Trainer Melanie Schulte
and Assistant Athletic Trainer Liam Higginson as members of the UMC
athletic training staff.
The University of Minnesota Crookston men’s basketball program announced
the addition of Brian Enriquez (G, 6-3 195, Lakewood, Calif.) to a
National Letter of Intent. Enriquez becomes the fourth player to sign
with the Golden Eagles for next season. He joins A.J. Walton (G, 6-4
190, Hesperia, Calif.), Jim Warmack (F/C, 6-7 220, East Grand Forks,
Minn.) and Gable Smith (G/F, 6-7 170, Lodi, Wis.) who all previously
signed with UMC.
“Brian is a combo guard that can step out and
shoot, find the open man, or take it to the rim himself,” said UMC Head
Men’s Basketball Coach Dan Weisse. “Brian is a guy that has a work ethic
second to none. He wants to get better and in turn he makes his
teammates better. We want players in our program that are hungry to get
better and that is what he brings We are excited that Brian is a Golden
Enriquez played seven games for St. John Bosco last
season, averaging 3.4 points per game, after transferring there for his
senior season. He transferred mid-year for personal reasons to La Mirada
H.S., where he did not play basketball. Enriquez previously played for
Sultana H.S. where he averaged 20.5 points, five assists and 2.5
rebounds as a junior. His best game as a junior came with 44 points on
15-of-30 shooting from the field against Oak Hills H.S. Enriquez was
7-of-11 from beyond the arc in the game. In addition, Enriquez tallied
34 points on 14-of-22 shooting and was 4-of-6 from three-point range
against Yucca Valley H.S. Against California Military Institute,
Enriquez had 11 assists and four steals. As a sophomore for Sultana
H.S., Enriquez averaged 12 points, four assists and three rebounds per
game. He was an All-League selection during three of his high school
He is the son of Buck and Edith Enriquez. Enriquez was born Oct. 15, 1995. He plans to major in health science.
kind of speechless,” Enriquez said. “I am really excited for the
opportunity to play basketball at UMC. I am ready for the next chapter
of my life. The biggest thing I think I bring to the program is a floor
general at the point guard spot. I try to be a leader on the floor.”
Golden Eagles will have a large roster with 13 returnees and four
newcomers for the 2014-15 season. Minnesota Crookston will be led by a
large senior class which includes seven players with Tim Lubke (G, St.
Paul, Minn.), Tomas Parker (F/C, Pequot Lakes, Minn.), Kevin Larson (G,
New Ulm, Minn.), Tyler West, Jr. (G/F, Portland, Ore.), Lucas Reller (G,
Lead, S.D.), Giorgi Koguashvili (G, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia) and
Sam Howell (G, Seattle, Wash.). The 2014-15 season will be the first for
new Head Coach Dan Weisse, who comes over after three years as an
assistant coach at Minnesota State University Moorhead.