Beavers’ Miller-Levi and Head named November Athletes of the Month
MSU football and women’s basketball standouts continue to excel
Knylen Miller-Levi provided big plays for the Minot State football team in November while Kate Head led the women’s basketball team with record-setting play-making skills and each have been honored for their efforts.
Miller-Levi, a junior defensive back and kick-returner for the Beaver football team, has been named the Pinnacle Employee Benefits Male Athlete of the Month for November, while Head, a junior point guard for the Minot State women’s basketball team has been named the Pinnacle Employee Benefits Female Athlete of the Month.
Miller-Levi finished the 2021 season with a scoring flourish as the defensive back found the end zone three times for the Beavers in two games. He grabbed the national spotlight as he hauled in a pass from teammate Kyle VanBerkom on a fake punt and raced 63 yards for a touchdown against in-state rival the University of Mary, a moment highlighted as ESPN’s No. 2 Play of the Day.
The junior from Las Vegas, Nev., wasn’t done, though, as he added a 34-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Marauders, and one week later in a season finale victory over Concordia-St. Paul at home, Miller-Levi rambled 89-yards for a touchdown on a kick-off return.
The Beavers defensive back also added a five tackles during the two-game stretch, and was named First Team All-NSIC for his efforts on the gridiron during the season.
As for Head, who is just beginning her season on the hardwood, she set a new NCAA Division II-era school record with 11 assists in a game on the road against the University of Maryville on Nov. 20 for Minot State.
Along with setting a new school record, Head also averaged 11 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in November for the Beavers which included a season-best 17 points against Kutztown on Nov. 6, and a season-high eight rebounds at Montana State-Billings on Nov. 5.
Along with being a team leader, Head also currently is No. 2 in the NSIC in assists-to-turnover ratio (2.1) and No. 3 in the league in assists per game (5.4).