Sports Briefs

Beavers add two assistants

The Minot State football team has signed two graduate assistant coaches for the upcoming season, the program announced Thursday.

Joey Schrader and Tyler Rawlings joins first-year head coach Tyler Hughes on the MSU coaching staff. Schrader and Rawlings spent time with Hughes during his time at Snow College (Utah). Schrader will work with the defensive backs and Rawlings will work with the tight ends.

“Joey worked with me at Snow in 2011 and did a great job with our corners,” Hughes said in a press release. “In addition, he played multiple positions in college, which will give us a versatile coach for our program.

“Tyler was one of the toughest players I’ve ever coached. He has a great work ethic and attitude and will be a positive leader for the tight end position.”

Schrader was the defensive backs and special teams coach at Riverton High School (Utah) last year, helping the Silverwolves to a Region 4 championship and the No. 7 ranking in Class 5A. Rawlings served as the wide receivers coach at Texas A&M University-Commerce last year.

-Daily News Staff

Beavers ink three more

The Minot State women’s basketball team has added three more student-athletes to its 2014-15 recruiting class, the program announced Thursday.

Kimberly Bernice Satterwhite, Olivia Sheehan and Alliyah Bryant will join the Beavers for the upcoming season.

Satterwhite, a 5-foot-5 guard from Middletown, Ohio, is a junior transfer from Carl Albert State College (Okla.). She averaged 6.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 31 games. At Lakota East High School, Satterwhite was a first-team all-conference and honorable mention Southwest Ohio performer.

“Bernice gives us some needed experience at the point guard position,” MSU coach Sheila Green Gerding said in a press release. ‘She sees the floor well, can create off the bounce and is a good court leader. She’s also a terrific kid and a good fit for our program.”

Sheehan enters the program as a sophomore after transferring from California State University-Los Angeles. The 6-foot guard from Springfield, Australia played 13 games for Cal State-LA last season. She attended the same high school as MSU’s Christina and Carly Boag.

Bryant will be a freshman, playing her high school ball at Mesquite High School (Ariz.). The 5-7 shooting guard averaged 7.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per game, helping the Wildcats to a 26-6 record and an appearance in the Arizona Division I state basketball quarterfinals.

-Daily News Staff

O’Keefe receives postseason honor

Minot State junior golfer Kowan O’Keefe was named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America Division II men’s at-large team on Thursday, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

O’Keefe becomes the first MSU male athlete to receive that honor. The Blind Bay, British Columbia, native joins Jen Dixon as the only two MSU award winners in school history.

O’Keefe led the Beavers this season with a 75.1 scoring average and took 44th at the NCAA Division II Central Regional tournament. He is a two-time all-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference selection. Off the course, O’Keefe maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.

To be eligible for Capital One Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter of key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his or her current institution and be nominated by his or her sports information director.

-Daily News Staff