The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference announced the 2015 All-Conference teams today, which included 14 student-athletes from the 2015 Bemidji State University NSIC North Division Championship team. True freshman Gunner Olszewski headlines the selections as the NSIC Defensive Newcomer of the Year.
The Beavers’ Colton Blascyk, Greg Button, Jesse Hein, Jordan Hein, Gunner Olszewski and Juwaan Richard were named First Team All-NSIC.
Jesse Hein captained the offensive line while helping drive the most productive Beavers unit since 2006. Hein and the BSU offense totaled 4,523 yards, 2,100 rushing and 2,423 passing. The Beavers tallied a 73 percent (37-51) conversion rate in the red zone.
Jordan Hein placed himself in the BSU history books with his performance at quarterback in 2015. The sophomore attempted and completed the most passes in a season for a Beaver quarterback, while also ranking in the top 10 in total touchdowns (30, 2nd), passing yardage (3rd, 2,407), touchdown passes (22. 7th), completion percentage (.567, 7th) and 250-yard passing games (3rd, 5). He led the conference in fewest interceptions thrown, fifth in touchdown passes and sixth in passing yards per game. Hein finished the season with a career-high 363 yards passing Nov. 14 in the NSIC North Division title-clinching win at Northern State University. He threw for a career-high five touchdowns Oct. 17 at Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Bemidji State finished the season 7-4 overall and 6-1 in the NSIC North Division. After tying a program record with six straight wins, a loss to University of Minnesota Duluth set up the NSIC North Division Championship game between Bemidji State and Northern State. The Beavers and Wolves went into halftime tied, 24-24. BSU shut out NSU in the second half to earn the program’s second NSIC North Division Championship in four seasons.