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The 2015-16 academic year continued for the Northern State

Athletic Department with success both on and off the field

of play. In the classroom, the Wolves recorded their 18th and

19th consecutive semester with a GPA above 3.0 and 19th

and 20th straight semester with a department cumulative

GPA above the same mark.

In addition, the NSU student-athletes set a record high 3.34 cumulative GPA

with 269 total students above a 3.0. “Our student-athletes continue to perform at

unprecedented levels of excellence in the classroom,” said Director of Athletics

Josh Moon. “For our 380+ student-athletes to record an all-time semester

high average GPA of 3.34 is outstanding. We are so proud to have so many high

achieving student-athletes that call NSU home.” Seniors Kelsey Chambers and

Devin Olson were honored with the Hildred Wolfe and Clark Swisher outstanding

athlete awards at the annual Maroon Tie Banquet on April 12. Spring sports

geared up with school records falling in track and field and hot hitting streaks in

baseball and softball.



The Northern State University swim

team competed in its final season as a

member of the NSISC, as it will join

the NSIC in the 2016-17 academic

year. The NSU women raced to school

records in the 50 freestyle (Kayla

Sproles – 24.22), the 400 freestyle

relay (Kayla Sproles, Katelyn Rhodes,

Eliza Jacob, and Cassandra Maillet –

3:38.45), and the 800 freestyle relay

(Kayla Sproles, Katelyn Rhodes, Eliza

Jacob, and Ashley Dunn – 7:56.66)

from the conference championships.

NSU will add 10 new faces in 2016-17

as the Wolves will compete against

Augustana University, U-Mary, MSU

Moorhead, Minnesota State, Sioux

Falls and St. Cloud State as a member

of the NSIC.


The Northern State University

women’s basketball team finished

2015-16 with their third straight

20-plus win season, NSIC North

Division crown, and NCAA Regional

appearance under long time head

coach Curt Fredrickson. The

Wolves finished the season 23-8

overall and 17-5 in the Northern Sun

Intercollegiate Conference. Seniors

Lauren Deadrick and Devon Brecke

found themselves in new roles on the

team, while sophomore Jill Conrad

became known as the team’s spark

plug. Conrad notched All-NSIC second

team honors for the Wolves after

leading the team in scoring, averaging

13.5 points per game. Fredrickson

rounded out his 37th season with

the Wolves tallying his 796th career

victory and a fourth place finish in the

NSIC standings.


The Northern State University men’s

basketball rounded out 2015-16 with

a record of 18-12 overall and 13-9 in

Northern Sun Conference play. The

Wolves headed into the annual NSU

“I Hate Winter” weekend with a

12-10 record overall and 8-8 record

in the NSIC. NSU faced off against

some steep competition in the No. 1

ranked and now National Champion

Augustana Vikings. The Wolves

stunned the Vikings 90-81 in front of

nearly 6,000 of the nation’s best fans.

The Wolves completed the “I Hate

Winter” sweep defeating Wayne State

86-74 in the Saturday contest, while

also earning head coach Paul Sather

his 100th career victory as the head

coach of the Wolves. Skye Warwick

capped off a solid four-year career

with the Wolves, sitting 23rd all-time

on the NSU career scoring list with

1,256 points. Warwick

and junior Darin Peterka

were honored with

All-NSIC second team

nods. In early April, the

NSU men’s basketball

program welcomed its

newest assistant coach,

as Sundance Wicks (’04)

returned to the Northern

sidelines. Wicks was a

decorated player for the

Wolves from 1999-03,

leading the team to two

NSIC Titles and finishing

his career with 1,174

points, which currently

ranks 29th all-time.



Jack Schmidt

Forest Lake, Minn.

Hanneke Oosterwegel

Diepenveen, Netherlands

Kelsey Gale

St. Francis, Minn.