5. Alex Renner and Erin Teschuks’ Constant Success
Two names that we have seen a lot this season are those of Alex Renner and Erin Teschuk.
While Renner still has one more year to continue his destruction of North Dakota State’s record books, Teschuk will wrap up her final season at NDSU with Summit League (and hopefully NCAA) post season competition.
Currently sitting at number 15 in the nation, Renner looks to continue his season as well with similar goals of post season success. With the way he has been performing (as well as the awards he has been receiving, such as Male Athlete of the Year at this year’s Bison Green and Gold Gala) Bison Nation has full confidence in him.
4. Hayden Zillmer Makes the Olympic Team
Though this happened after his time as a Bison, one of the most exciting things to happen for Bison Nation this year was former NDSU wrestler Hayden Zillmer successfully making the USA Greco Roman Olympic Team. Following a successful senior season that ended mid-March at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.
Not ready to retire as a wrestler just yet, Zillmer made a last minute decision to try out for the National Team, ultimately gaining a spot. After all of his success as a Bison, we can’t wait to see what Zillmer will do on an even bigger stage.
3. Softball Faces Omaha in Hopes to Win Summit League Title
Currently sitting with an 8 game win streak and a perfect in-conference record of 14 and 0, NDSU’s softball team has high hopes that they will once again be able to clinch the Summit League Regular Season Championship.
With the end of their season quickly approaching, fans are encouraged to go check out the team this weekend as they face in-conference rival Nebraska Omaha.
With all of the success they have had this season, as well as in recent years, it’s safe to say that this year’s senior class will be missed. Here’s hoping they’ll stay Bison long into the post season!
2. Carson Wentz Return and a Fifth Consecutive National Championship
Following a 24-21 loss to the University of South Dakota on October 17, Bison Nation feared we were losing much more than just the game when their beloved quarterback broke his throwing wrist. When news broke that Wentz was expected to miss between six and eight games, fans soon calculated the timing of a potential comeback, placing the hopeful return of the QB deep in the FCS playoffs.
While Easton Stick shined in Wentz’s absence, fans were thrilled to see number 11 back out there in Frisco where the team snatched their fifth straight National Championship.
1. Carson Wentz goes Second Overall to Philadelphia Eagles
If you attend NDSU and haven’t heard about last weeks’ draft pick in which our very own Carson Wentz was taken second overall, you have probably been stuck under a rock. With all of the hype leading up to the draft, fans were eager to see who would select Wentz. Wentz has also signed a contract with Nike — and gained plenty of fans in the process.
In addition to Carson Wentz being drafted, Joe Haeg was picked up by the Colts as well as 6 additional Bison players signing with teams or attending their mini camps for a chance to sign.