Exceptional Athletic Achievements: KNUJ Announces 2023-2024 Winter Sports Stars

By Eleanor Harrison Mar27,2024
KNUJ Hosts 62nd Annual Player of the Year Event featured in News, Sports, and Jobs

The KNUJ held their 62nd Annual Player of the Year Event, where they named their top winter athletes for the 2023-2024 season. Out of 44 nominees, three athletes stood out and were recognized for their outstanding performance.

St. Peter’s Rhyan Holmgren was named the KNUJ Girls Basketball Player of the Year for her impressive stats in the Class AAA State Tournament and throughout the season, averaging 21.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game.

Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Area’s Nick Slater was awarded 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. Slater ended his season with a record of 47-6.

Colton Benson from New Ulm received his second KNUJ Boys Basketball Player of the Year honor for his impressive stats during the season, including an average of 27.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game. Benson 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. The next banquet will be hosted by KNUJ on November 12th

By Eleanor Harrison

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