Andrew Muer named All-NSIC North Division first team
DULUTH — A trio of three-time selections -- senior cornerback Kenny Chowa, senior offensive tackle Tom Olson and senior defensive end Chris Vandervest -- highlight the list of 14 University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs who received All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division recognition for 2013.
Accompanying that threesome on the 27-member All-NSIC North Division first team were junior nose tackle Buma Foncham, junior offensive guard Andrew Muer, senior inside linebacker Colby Ring, senior center/offensive guard Grant Schnobrich and junior running back Austin Sikorski. (Chowa, Foncham and Ring were first team honorees as well one year ago while Sikorski and Schnobrich made the second team in 2012). UMD also placed three more players on the All-NSIC North Division second team -- redshirted freshman offensive tackle Peter Bateman, junior wide receiver Aaron Roth (a 2012 first teammer) and senior outside linebacker Nate Zuk. Honorable mention acclaim was attained by senior strong safety Travis Nordhus, senior tight end Jeremy Reierson, sophomore outside inebacker Nathan Zibolski and Roth (as a return specialist) Chowa, a native of Menomonie, Wis., was voted to the first team for the second year after receiving honorable mention honors as a redshirt freshman in 2010. Olson, a fourth-year starter from Coon Rapids, Minn., was an honorable mention pick as both a junior and a sophomore while Vandervest, a Green Bay, Wis., product, attained first team status in 2010 and was a member of the All-NSIC North Division second team one year ago. The six-time defending NSIC North Division champion Bulldogs will open NCAA II championship play this Saturday afternoon with a first-round matchup with Emporia State University at James S. Malosky Stadium.
Story courtesy UMDbulldogs.com