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KNUJ Recognizes Outstanding Winter Athletes and State Tournament Teams at 62nd Annual Player of the Year Event

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 27, 2024
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At the 62nd Annual Player of the Year Event, KNUJ announced their 2023-2024 Winter Athletes of the Year. The three athletes who were recognized from the nominations were St. Peter’s Rhyan Holmgren, Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Area’s Nick Slater, and Colton Benson from New Ulm.

Holmgren was named the KNUJ Girls Basketball Player of the Year for her outstanding performance in the Class AAA State Tournament and season averages of 21.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game. Slater received the title of Wrestler of the Year for his contributions to taking LCWMA to the team state tournament and finishing second at the individual state tournament at 189 pounds. He finished his season with a record of 47-6.

Benson was awarded his second KNUJ Boys Basketball Player of the Year honor for his impressive stats of 27.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game. He concluded his high school career with a total of 2,207 points. During the event, KNUJ also recognized five state tournament teams: New Ulm boys hockey team, LCWMA wrestling team, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart girls basketball team, St Peter girls basketball team and Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey boys basketball team.

KNUJ will be hosting its next banquet on November 12th to celebrate these athletes’ achievements.

In conclusion, KNUJ held its annual player of the year event where they honored three standout winter athletes from their area: Rhyan Holmgren for her outstanding performance in basketball; Nick Slater for his contributions to wrestling; and Colton Benson for his impressive stats in basketball.

During this event, KNUJ also recognized five state tournament teams that had made significant contributions to their respective sports.

The banquet will take place on November 12th where these athletes will be celebrated further along with other notable figures in their respective fields.

By Samantha Johnson

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