MSU’s Head, Jensen named finalists for NSIC top student-athlete award

Minot State women’s basketball player Kate Head and Beaver men’s distance runner Jacob Jensen were named Honor Students by the NSIC as Minot State’s female and male finalist, respectively, for the Kelly Scholar-Athlete Award presented to the NSIC’s top female student-athlete, and the Britton Scholar-Athlete Award for Academic Excellence, recognizing the NSIC’s top male student-athlete.

Head is a senior guard from Brisbane, Australia who earned her Bachelor of Science in International Business last May and is working on her Master’s in Management. In her third season with Minot State, she started all 28 games for the Beavers and led the team in scoring averaging 15.7 points per game while adding in 4.2 rpg, 94 assists, 38 steals, and a team-high 40 3-pointers.

Jensen is a senior from Belcourt, North Dakota who competed for four seasons in both cross country and track and field, who is an All-NSIC performer in cross country and two-time Elite 18 Award winner, and who holds all-time Minot State records in the mile and 5,000 meters in indoor track and field, and 1,500 meters in outdoor track and field. Jensen is majoring in Computer Science & Cyber Security and Operations.

Minnesota State, Mankato’s Amanda Montplaisir is the 2023 Willis R. Kelly Scholar-Athlete Award winner and Winona State’s Mitch Snitker is the recipient of the 2023 Dr. William Britton Scholar-Athlete Award.


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