Sports briefs

MSU’s Dixon gets two more honors

Minot State University junior Jen Dixon became the school’s first Capital One Academic All-American with the announcement of the Division II Softball first team Wednesday.

The team is selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Hours later, Dixon was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II All-American second team.

Dixon, who was already named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Player of the Year and Daktronics Central Region Player of the Year, is a physical education major with a 3.82 GPA. She was the NSIC’s top hitter and led the Beavers to the NCAA national tournament in the program’s first year of eligibility.

Dixon finished the year with a .447 batting average, 17 doubles, six triples, 12 home runs and 50 RBIs.

She is the second MSU Division II All-American. Junior basketball player Carly Boag was named a Daktronics All-American honorable mention in March.

– Daily News Staff

MSU adds B.C. pitcher

The Minot State University baseball team added its sixth player to the 2013 recruiting class Wednesday.

Christopher Fischer, of Cloverdale, British Columbia, is transferring from Douglas College in Westminister, B.C., and is the first Canadian to sign with MSU this year.

Fischer has thrown 13 strikeouts in 12.2 innings pitched this season.

“Chris is power-arm pitcher,” MSU coach Brock Weppler said in a press release. “Whether he will be a starter or a late-inning guy is yet to be determined, but he definitely has the velocity in his pitches. He is an experienced pitcher and we wanted to bring in a few experienced guys this offseason. He will help our pitching staff immediately.”

As a high school senior, Fischer had a 9-3 record with a 1.12 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 81 innings.

– Daily News Staff

Williston State adds Millican

The Williston State College hockey team announced the addition of Dakota College of Bottineau transfer Logan Millican on Wednesday.

Millican, a Bottineau High graduate, led the Lumberjacks in scoring last season with 14 goals. He also had eight assists and 28 penalty minutes through 26 games.

WSC recruited Millican out of high school as the then-senior led the state with 64 points and 40 goals.

“Our staff really liked his game,” WSC coach Seamus Gregory said in a press release. “There were times last season where my assistants would come to me and say, ‘Coach, how did you miss him,’ and it really bothered me. After the season, I was elated to get a call from his dad and mom. They were very honest, upfront and pleasure to work with.”

Millican is a 5-foot-9, 180-pound forward and is expected to contribute immediately.

– Daily News Staff