Boag 1st MSU inductee into NSIC Hall of Fame

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Carly Boag proved to be a history-making player on the hardwood for Minot State University (MSU) and continues to make history for the Beavers.

The star women’s basketball player who currently plays professionally in Australia, has been selected as the first Beaver to be honored with induction into the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Hall of Fame.

The class of 2024 includes: Carly Boag, MSU, Bryan Lippincott, Concordia University, St. Paul; John Alin, Minnesota State University Moorhead; Matt Meuleners, Northern State University; Chris Pack, Southwest Minnesota State University, Shamus O’Grady, St. Cloud State University and the 2008-09 Minnesota State Women’s Basketball Team.

Inducted into the MSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2021, Boag etched her name in the record books during her career at NSU (2010-2014), setting multiple Beaver and NSIC records.

One of the greatest performances for the Tamworth, Australia native came when she scored a school single-game and NSIC tournament record 46 points against Upper Iowa. She also holds the MSU records for rebounds (22), steals (6), and blocks (5) in a single game.

Boag is the MSU all-time scoring leader with 1,809 career points. She is also the program’s all-time leader in rebounds (1,030) and steals (264).

She is a two-time NSIC scoring champion, set the NSIC record for rebounds in a season with 270, and was named NSIC Player of the Year for the 2013-14 season.

She was named First Team All-NSIC in 2012-13 and 2013-14 and also earned First Team All-Region honors those years. In 2013-14 she was also a Daktronics Second Team All-American, a DII Bulletin Fourth Team All-American, and WBCA Daktronics honorable mention. She was also named the 2014 North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association’s College Female Athlete of the Year.

Boag was a member of the MSU Dean’s List and very active in the community. She volunteered hanging Christmas lights at a local nursing home, and visited schools, interacting with students and talking and teaching about basketball along with many other volunteering efforts.

Following her collegiate career, Boag played professionally with the Leon Tregor Basket 29 in France, and with the Brydens Sydney Uni Flames, winning the 2016-17 WNBL Championship. She also played professionally in Finland for Espoo Basket Team (EBT) and then the Bendigo Spirit in the WNBL She is currently playing for the Mandurah Magic of the NBL1, the premier professional women’s basketball league in Australia.

Founded in 1986, the Northern Intercollegiate Conference (NIC – the former men’s conference) Hall of Fame was established to recognize and honor those who made significant contributions to the conference, to create favorable publicity and public relations for the league and to help preserve the history of the NIC, its member institutions, student-athletes, and other significant individuals affiliated with the league.

For the first two inductions (1986 and 1990) each selection hailed from the NIC. In 1992, the Northern Sun Conference (NSC – the former women’s conference) and the NIC merged, creating the current Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). After annual inductions since 2000, the NSIC Hall of Fame will now boast over 200 members and three teams.

Each NSIC institution (who has been a league member for at least ten years) is asked to submit one candidate for consideration for induction into the Hall of Fame. Each of the candidates are derived from individuals who have been affiliated with the NSIC, NIC, NSC and their member institutions.

Minot State joined the NSIC starting with the 2012-13 academic year during the Beavers transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II competition.

The induction ceremony will be held Tuesday, July 9 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington-Minneapolis South as part of the annual NSIC Summer Kickoff event. A social will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the ceremony at 6 p.m. Reserve your tickets for the banquet by visiting https://northernsun.org/HOFBanquet and filling out the on-line Hall of Fame Banquet Registration Form. Registrations are due no later than July 1, as space is limited for this event.


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