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‘The Rise’ 2016 Look Back: Revisiting The Seven Athletes From Last Year’s Rise

One Olympian, one All-American and there’s still time for last year’s rising stars to fulfill their potential. Here’s an update on how the seven student-athletes from last year’s edition are doing.

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One Olympian, one All-American and there’s still time for last year’s rising stars to fulfill their potential. Here’s an update on how the seven student-athletes from last year’s edition fared during the 2016-17 season.

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Paul Miller

Basketball

Leading Scorer Recap

  • NABC Division I All-District 12 Second Team
  • All-Summit League First Team
  • Led Summit League with 52 three-pointers in
    conference play
  • 2016-17 Averages: 19.3 points/game, 5.6 rebounds/
    game, 42% 3-point percentage
  • Two-time Summit League Men’s Basketball Player
    of the Week
  • Three double-doubles
  • Twelve 20-point games; two 30-point games
  • Scored 1,000 career point

Read last year’s full article.

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Natalie Roth

Golf

Review From The Links

  • 2016 and 2017 All-Summit League Women’s Golf First Team
  • Tied for third at the 2017 Summit League Women’s Golf Championship
  • Team-best 74.25 stroke average in 28 rounds in 2016-17
  • Team-best 75.53 stroke average in 30 rounds in 2015-16
  • Tied for 11th at the 2016 Summit League Women’s Golf Championship
  • 2016 UNO Invitational Champion
  • Second place finish in the 2016 Creighton Classic
  • Third place finish in the 2016 Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Hawaii
  • Fifth place finish in the 2017 SDSU Jackrabbit Invitational

Read last year’s full article.

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Clay Ream

Wrestling

Slamming Reviews

  • 2016, 2017 NCAA Championship Qualifier
  • Placed second in Big 12 Wrestling Championships
  • 24-4 overall, 17-1 duals, five pins
  • Sixth in the country at 157
  • 3-4 overall in NCAA Wrestling Championships
  • 2016, 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Elite 90 Award
  • Placed third in Big 12 Wrestling Championships
  • 22-17 overall, 4-6 duals, three pins

Read last year’s full article

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The Rise 2016

Rose Jackson

Track and Field

Your Newest All-American

  • 2017 Summit League Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year
  • 2017 NCAA Indoor First-Team All-American Pentathlon (8th place)
  • March 2017 Summit League Female Athlete of the Month
  • Registered career bests in 60-meter hurdles, shot put and long jump
  • Scored a total of 4,142 points in the pentathlon at Summit League Championships – Bison record
  • One of four women track athletes to earn first-team All-American honors at the Division I level
  • 2017 Summit League Indoor Champion in pentathlon, 200-meter dash, 4×400-meter relay and long jump
  • 2017 All-Summit League Indoor honors in pentathlon, 60-meter dash, 200-meter, 4×400-meter relay and long jump
  • 2016 Summit League Indoor 4×400-meter relay Champion

Read last year’s full article

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Ben Petersen

Baseball

Power Source

  • 2017 Season Stats (thru 39 games): .285 batting average; .493 slugging percentage; 30 runs scored; 41 hits; seven doubles; a triple; seven home runs; 22 RBI
  • Summit League Baseball Player of the Week 2/27 – 3/5: Three home runs; seven runs; seven RBI
  • Led the 2016 Bison in slugging percentage (.448), runs batted in (34), triples (6), home runs (4) and total bases (86)
  • 2016 Stats: Batting average of .276 with 53 hits in 192 at-bats
  • 2016 Summit League Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll and Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence

Read last year’s full article.

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Taylor Thunstedt

Basketball

For Three!

  • Broke Bison career three-point field goals made (229) and attempted (592) records
  • Broke Bison single-season three-point field goals made (92) and attempted (244) records
  • 2016-17 Averages: 14.5 points/game, 3.3 rebounds/game, 38.7% 3-point percentage
  • Twenty-five double-digit scoring games; five 20-point games

Read last year’s full article.

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Erin Teschuk

Track & Field

Olympic Review

  • Ran for Team Canada for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games
    *2nd straight Canadian national title in the 3,000m steeplechase
  • 2016 NCAA Outdoor First-Team AllAmerican in the steeplechase (8th place)
  • NDSU’s Female Athlete of the Year
  • USTFCCCA Midwest Region Women’s Track Athlete of the Year
  • 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Third Team Honors
  • 2016 Summit League Outdoor Champion in 1,500-meter and steeplechase
  • 2016 NCAA Indoor First-Team All-American in 3,000-meter (4th place) and mile run (6th)
  • 2016 Indoor Summit League Track Athlete of the Year
  • 2016 Summit League Indoor Champion in 3,000-meter and mile
  • Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games participant
  • Broke 1,500-meter Bison record

Read last year’s full article
March Bison Illustrated NDSU Bison women's track and field athlete Erin Teschuk

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Erin Teschuk graced the cover of last year’s “The Rise” issue. She is now running professionally after competing in her first Olympic Games.

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