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TABLE OF CONTENTS QUICK FACTS

MCAC Conference Members

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President’s Welcome

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College History

4

Athletic Staff

5

Athletic Facilities

6

National Affiliation:

National Junior College Athletic Association

Conference:

Region 13 Athletic Conference Minnesota College Athletic Conference

Nickname:

Pioneers

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Colors:

Navy and Scarlet

Pioneers Coaching Staff

8

2017-18 Pioneers Schedule

10

ATHLETIC STAFF

2016-17 Pioneers Results

10

MIKE CURFMAN / Athletic Director mike.curfman@northlandcollege.edu 218.683.8565

2017-18 Pioneers Roster

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Team History

12

Coaching Records

12

Player Profiles

14-15

ABDUL CHAMMA / Head Volleyball Coach abdul.chamma@northlandcollege.edu 218.683.8680 SCOTT DCAMP / Head Wrestling Coach scott.dcamp@northlandcollege.edu 218.689.1014

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Pioneers Coaching Staff

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2017-18 Pioneers Schedule

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JIM COX / Head Football Coach jim.cox@northlandcollege.edu 218.683.8554

2016-17 Pioneers Results

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2017-18 Pioneers Roster

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SHANNON NELSON / Head Women’s Basketball Coach shannon.nelson@northlandcollege.edu 218.683.8696

Team History

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Coaching Records

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Player Profiles

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RICK NIKUNEN / Head Men’s Basketball Coach rick.nikunen@northlandcollege.edu 218.683.8707 PAUL PETERSON / Athletic Coord. & Head Softball Coach paul.peterson@northlandcollege.edu 218.683.8556 SAM SCHUMACHER / Head Baseball Coach sam.schumacher@northlandcollege.edu 218.686.6433

WRESTLING Pioneers Coaching Staff

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2017-18 Pioneers Schedule

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2017-18 Pioneers Roster

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Player Profiles

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MCAC CONFERENCE MEMBERS ANOKA RAMSEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Location: Coon Rapids, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 311 miles Mascot: Golden Rams Arena: Anoka-Ramsey Gymnasium Women’s Sports: basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: baseball, basketball, soccer

CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE Location: Brainerd, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 194 miles Mascot: Raiders Arena: Central Lakes Gymnasium Football Stadium: no information Women’s Sports: basketball, golf, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, baseball, basketball, golf

Location: Worthington, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 348 miles Mascot: Blue Jays/Lady Jays Arena: Minnesota West Gymnasium (1,000) Football Stadium: Worthington High School (3,000) Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, baseball, basketball, wrestling

MINNESOTA STATE COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE Location: Fergus Falls, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 150 miles Mascot: Spartans Arena: Spartan Gymnasium (1,000) Football Stadium: Spartan Field Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, baseball, basketball, golf

FOND DU LAC TRIBAL & COMMUNITY COLLEGE

NORTHLAND COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Location: Cloquet, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 234 miles Mascot: Thunder Arena: No Information Football Stadium: No Information Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, baseball, basketball

Location: Thief River Falls, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 0 miles Mascot: Pioneers Arena: NCTC Gymnasium (1,549) Football Stadium: Lowell T. Swenson Field (2,200) Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, baseball, basketball, wrestling

HIBBING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

RAINY RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Location: Hibbing, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 196 miles Mascot: Cardinals Arena: Activities Building (750) Women’s Sports: basketball, golf, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: baseball, basketball, golf

Location: International Falls, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 190 miles Mascot: Voyageurs Arena: Rainy River College Gym (500) Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: baseball, basketball

ITASCA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

RIDGEWATER COLLEGE

Location: Grand Rapids, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 188 miles Mascot: Vikings Arena: No Information Football Stadium: No Information Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, baseball, basketball

Location: Willmar, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 250 miles Mascot: Warriors Arena: Swanson Gym (800) Football Stadium: Hodapp Field (3,500) Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, baseball, basketball, wrestling

MESABI RANGE COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE

RIVERLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Location: Virginia, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 218 miles Mascot: Norsemen/Lady Norse Arena: Activity Building (1,000) Football Stadium: Ewen’s Field (4,000) Women’s Sports: basketball, golf, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, baseball, basketball, golf

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Location: Austin, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 415 miles Mascot: Blue Devils Arena: Riverland Gym (700) Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: baseball, basketball, soccer


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MCAC CONFERENCE MEMBERS ROCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

VERMILLION COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Location: Rochester, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 415 miles Mascot: Yellow Jackets Arena: Regional Sports Center (1,500) Women’s Sports: basketball, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: baseball, basketball, football, golf, wrestling

Location: Ely, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 277 miles Mascot: Ironmen/Ironwomen Arena: No Information Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: baseball, basketball

ST. CLOUD TECHNICAL COLLEGE Location: St. Cloud, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 254 miles Mascot: Cyclones Arena: No Information Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: baseball, basketball

MCAC NORTH DAKOTA INSTITUTIONS: (FOOTBALL ONLY) DAKOTA COLLEGE

NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

Location: Bottineau, ND Distance from Thief River Falls: 245 miles Mascot: Lumberjacks/Lady Jacks Arena: Thatcher Hall (1,000) Football Stadium: No Information Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, baseball, basketball, hockey

Location: Wahpeton, ND Distance from Thief River Falls: 150 miles Mascot: Wildcats Arena: Bilkre Activities Center (3,500) Football Stadium: Bute Stadium (2,500) Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, basketball

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WELCOME & COLLEGE HISTORY PRESIDENT’S WELCOME Welcome to Pioneer Country! You will soon be witness to why athletics has such a prominent presence here at Northland Community & Technical College. Our commitment to developing these young men and women into competitive student athletes will be obvious in how they perform on the field, court or arena. We take great pride in how our players demonstrate teamwork, sportsmanship and work ethic, giving it their all through the end of each contest. Pay close attention to the talent out there, as many of our athletes have gone on to compete at the NCAA D-1 level

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and we have had more than a handful elevate their game to the professional level. It’s also important to recognize that our student athletes excel off the field as well, as we insist that achieving their academic goals is a priority. Northland’s athletes are routinely among the NJCAA’s highest performing scholars and our goal is to achieve a graduation or transfer rate of nearly 100%! So enjoy today’s event and feel good about being part of a great Pioneer tradition that’s been with us now for over 50 years!

DENNIS BONA

College President

East Grand Forks Campus

COLLEGE HISTORY Northland Community & Technical College has been in existence in one form or other since 1949, when the Minnesota State Board of Education approved an area vocational school for Thief River Falls. The school would later move to its present location and merge with two other institutions of higher learning: first with Thief River Falls State Junior College and later with the East Grand Forks campus of Northwest Technical College, to form Northland Community & Technical College. Each institution brought a long history of serving the needs of area students and employers, and with the advent of online education, expanding its reach far beyond the Red River Valley and northwestern Minnesota.

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MIKE CURFMAN

ABDUL CHAMMA

Athletic Director

Head Coach Volleyball

PAUL PETERSON

SHANNON NELSON

Athletics Coordinator Head Coach Softball

Head Coach Women’s Basketball

SAM SCHUMACHER Head Coach Baseball

RICK NIKUNEN Head Coach Men’s Basketball

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ATHLETIC FACILITIES

LOWELL T. SWENSON FIELD

Lowell T. Swenson Field is home to Northland Pioneers football team. The field was dedicated in 2004. Seating capacity is 2200.

PIONEER FIELD

SOFTBALL FIELD

The Pioneer Baseball Field opened in the Fall of 1974. It is home to the Northland Pioneer’s Men’s Baseball team.

Home to the Northland Pioneer Women’s Softball. It opened in 2001.

WRESTLING ROOM

ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM

FITNESS CENTER

LOCKER ROOMS

Wrestling started at Northland in 2013. Last year two national championship appearances came out of this room.

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NORTHLAND GYMNASIUM

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COACHING STAFF / MEN’S BASKETBALL RICK NIKUNEN Men’s Head Basketball Coach rick.nikunen@northlandcollege.edu

Versatile is the word that might come to mind when considering Rick Nikunen’s tenure at Northland Community and Technical College. Entering his 26th year at the college, Nikunen has served as an assistant football coach, head men’s golf coach, head women’s golf coach, head softball coach, and head women’s basketball coach. Nikunen assumed the role of head men’s basketball coach in 1998. In 18seasons at the helm, Nikunen has recorded the second most wins (241) in the programs history. Nikunen’s capstone season at Northland came during the 2006-2007 season when the Pioneers advanced to the NJCAA Division III national championship game where they were defeated 74-68 by Sullivan County Community College (NY). The 2006-2007 team also set the school record for victories in a season, going 29-5 on the season.

Also included on Nikunen’s coaching ledger, was a stint as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Mayville State (NAIA), located in Mayville, North Dakota. Nikunen served in the role from 1984-1987. Nikunen’s first collegiate coaching experience came as an assistant at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. An NCAA Division II institution during his tenure there, Nikunen held an assistant position in the program from 1981-1984, where he worked as the big man positions coach. Coach Nikunen received his bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Mayville State University in 1979. He would go onto earn a master’s degree in education from North Dakota State University in 1984. A native of Biwabick, Minnesota, Rick Nikunen resides in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. His wife, Shari Olson currently holds the president’s position at South Mountain Community College in Arizona. Rick and Shari, have one son, Willie.

Prior to arriving at Northland, Nikunen served as the head men’s basketball coach at McCook Community College (NJCAA, Division I) in McCook, Nebraska. Prior to Nikunens arrival, the men’s basketball program had not won a conference title in 15 years. The Indians captured a conference championship during the 1988-1989 season, then would go on to add another conference title, also under Nikunen’s tutelage, during the 1990-1991 campaign.

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2017-18 MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME

Sat, Oct 14

Rainy River CC

M State Fergus Falls Scrimmage

11:00 am

Thu, Oct 19

Central Lakes College Scrimmage

Brainerd, MN

2:00 pm

Sat, Oct 21

Rainy River CC, Itasca CC Scrimmage

NCTC

11:00 am

Sat, Oct 28

Canadian Menonite University Scrimmage

NCTC

4:00 pm

Mon, Nov 6

Mayville State Universtiy - JV

Mayville, ND

7:00 pm

Fri, Nov 10

Dakota College - Bottineau at LRSC Tournament

Devils Lake,ND

3:00 pm

Sat, Nov 11

Lake Region St. College

Devils Lake,ND

5:00 pm

Wed, Nov 15

MSCTC-Fergus Falls

NCTC

7:45 pm

Mon, Nov 20

Jamestown JV

NCTC

7:30 pm

Mon, Nov 27

Mayville State Universtiy - JV

NCTC

7:00 pm

Fri, Dec 1

Riverland CC

Austin, MN

7:45 pm

Sat, Dec 2

Anoka-Ramsey CC

Coon Rapids, MN

2016-17 RESULTS OPPONENT

RESULTS

MSU-JV

W 74-60

LRSC Tournament vs Jamestown

W 90-65

LRSC Tournament vs Lake Region State College

L 67-78

MSCTC – Fergus Falls

W 72-40

Jamestown

W 80-54

MSU-JV

W 81-54

Rochester Comm. & Tech. College

W 80-75

Western Technical College

W 88-70

MSCTC – Fergus Falls

W 65-43

St. Cloud Comm. & Tech. College

L 74-80

Concordia College JV

W 72-43

Red River College

W 104-55

Fond Du Lac College

W 76-52

Itasca CC

W 91-59

Rainy River CC

L 66-75

Hibbing CC

W 84-57

3:00 pm

Vermilion CC

W 77-53 W 83-78

Fri, Dec 8

Ridgewater College

NCTC

7:45 pm

Mesabi Range College

Sat, Dec 9

MN West CC

NCTC

3:00 pm

Central Lakes College

L 68-92

Tue, Dec 12

MSCTC

Fergus Falls, MN

7:45 pm

Rainy River CC

W 81-40

Fri, Jan 5

NCTC Tournament

NCTC

8:00 pm

Hibbing CC

W 78-35

Sat, Jan 6

NCTC Tournament

NCTC

5:00 pm

Vermilion CC

W 68-57

Fri, Jan 12 *

Fond Du Lac College

NCTC

7:45 pm

Fond Du Lac College

W 74-57

Sat, Jan 13 *

Itasca CC

NCTC

3:00 pm

Central Lakes College

W 68-66

Itasca CC

W 66-56

Wed, Jan 17 *

Rainy River CC

Intl. Falls, MN

7:45 pm

Mesabi Range College

W 100-57

Sat, Jan 20 *

Hibbing CC

NCTC

3:00 pm

L 70-85

Fri, Jan 26 *

Vermilion CC

Ely, MN

7:45 pm

Njcaa Region 13 Tournament vs Rochester CC

Sat, Jan 27 *

Mesabi Range College

Virginia, MN

3:00 pm

Wed, Jan 31 *

Central Lakes College

NCTC

7:45 pm

Sat, Feb 3 *

Rainy River CC

NCTC

3:00 pm

Wed, Feb 7 *

Hibbing CC

Hibbing, MN

7:45 pm

Sat, Feb 10 *

Vermilion CC

NCTC

5:00 pm

Fri, Feb 16 *

Fond Du Lac College

Cloquet, MN

7:45 pm

Sat, Feb 17 *

Central Lakes College

Brainerd, MN

3:00 pm

Wed, Feb 21 *

Itasca CC

Grand Rapids, MN

7:45 pm

Sat, Feb 24 *

Mesabi Range College

NCTC

4:00 pm

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2017-18 MEN’S BASKETBALL ROSTER # 1 3 4 5 10 11 14 15 20 21 22 24 25 31 33

NAME Keon Smith Cole Piatko Chedonio Martin Marcus Landry Brandon Murat Ju’wan Evans Donte Clark Shyheim Miller Z’mari Minter Zemar Mckenzie Todd Exume Kameron Parker Dominique Truitt Ashanti Cage Andrew Scarlett

HEAD COACH: RICK NIKUNEN

YEAR FR SO SO FR SO SO FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR |

HT 6-4 6-0 6-4 6-4 5-11 6-1 5-9 6-2 6-5 6-3 6-4 6-1 5-8 6-5 6-5

POS G G G F G G G G G F F G G F P

MAJOR Business Liberal Arts Liberal Arts Liberal Arts Liberal Arts Liberal Arts Liberal Arts Accounting Business Health Sciences Liberal Arts Liberal Arts Liberal Arts Liberal Arts Health Sciences

HOMETOWN Melbourne, FL Massillon, OH Clearwater, FL Lake Charles, LA Poinciana, FL Flint, MI Lake Charles, LA Palm Bay, FL Las Vegas, NV Palm Bay, FL Palm Bay, FL Niceville, FL Manhattan, KS West Jordan, UT Palm Bay, FL

ASSISTANT COACH: CHRIS MCLEAN

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MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM HISTORY SEASON

REC.

COACH

SEASON

REC.

COACH

SEASON

REC.

COACH

2016-2017

22-5

Rick Nikunen

1999-2000

6-16

Rick Nikunen

1982-1983

18-4

Chet Engelman

2015-2016

11-18

Rick Nikunen

1998-1999

0-22

Rick Nikunen

1981-1982

13-10

Chet Engelman

2014-2015

12-14

Rick Nikunen

1997-1998

1-21

Ted Krize

1980-1981

19-7

Chet Engelman

2013-2014

12-17

Rick Nikunen

1996-1997

10-12

Mark Danhoff

1979-1980

17-9

Chet Engelman

2012-2013

5-22

Rick Nikunen

1995-1996

15-10

Mark Danhoff

1978-1979

16-7

Chet Engelman

2011-2012

18-12

Rick Nikunen

1994-1995

7-15

Mark Danhoff

1977-1978

13-9

Chet Engelman

2010-2011

19-9

Rick Nikunen

1993-1994

8-14

Mark Danhoff

1976-1977

16-6

Chet Engelman

2009-2010

22-7

Rick Nikunen

1992-1993

4-18

Mark Danhoff

1975-1976

19-5

Chet Engelman

2008-2009

16-12

Rick Nikunen

1991-1992

16-11

Chet Engelman

1974-1975

25-1

Chet Engelman

2007-2008

17-12

Rick Nikunen

1990-1991

16-6

Chet Engelman

1973-1974

20-5

Chet Engelman

2006-2007

29-5

Rick Nikunen

1989-1990

16-9

Chet Engelman

1972-1973

7-15

Chet Engelman

2005-2006

9-16

Rick Nikunen

1988-1989

6-16

Chet Engelman

1971-1972

13-12

Chet Engelman

2004-2005

18-11

Rick Nikunen

1987-1988

6-16

Chet Engelman

1970-1971

3-19

Chet Engelman

2003-2004

10-13

Rick Nikunen

1986-1987

14-12

Chet Engelman

1969-1970

6-16

Al Adams

2002-2003

15-17

Rick Nikunen

1985-1986

22-3

Chet Engelman

1968-1969

6-16

Al Adams

2001-2002

14-10

Rick Nikunen

1984-1985

21-4

Chet Engelman

1967-1968

8-14

Al Adams

2000-2001

8-18

Rick Nikunen

1983-1984

14-9

Chet Engelman

1966-1967

5-14

Al Adams

1965-1966

0-11

Al Adams

MEN’S BASKETBALL COACHING RECORDS COACH

YEARS

RECORD

WINNING %

Rick Nikunen

1998-2017

263-256

.507

Ted Krize

1997-1998

1-21

.045

Mark Danhoff

1992-1997

44-69

.389

Chet Engelman

1970-1992

330-195

.629

Al Adams

1967-1970

20-46

.303

TOTALS

1967-2017

658-587

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PLAYER PROFILES / MEN’S BASKETBALL

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15

22

20

5

10

Name: Ashanti Cage Year: FR Height: 6-5 Position: F Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: West Jordan, UT

Name: Donte Clark Year: FR Height: 5-9 Position: G Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: Lake Charles, LA

Name: Ju’wan Evans Year: SO Height: 6-1 Position: G Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: Flint, MI

Name: Todd Exume Year: FR Height: 6-4 Position: F Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: Palm Bay, FL

Name: Marcus Landry Year: FR Height: 6-4 Position: F Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: Lake Charles

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Name: Chedonio Martin Year: SO Height: 6-4 Position: G Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: Clearwater, FL

Name: Zemar Mckenzie Year: FR Height: 6-3 Position: F Major: Health Sciences Hometown: Palm Bay, FL

Name: Shyheim Miller Year: FR Height: 6-2 Position: G Major: Accounting Hometown: Palm Bay, FL

Name: Z’mari Minter Year: FR Height: 6-5 Position: G Major: Business Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Name: Brandon Murat Year: SO Height: 5-11 Position: G Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: Poinciana, FL


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Name: Kameron Parker Year: FR Height: 6-1 Position: G Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: Niceville, FL

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Name: Cole Piatko Year: SO Height: 6-0 Position: G Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: Massillon, OH

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Name: Keon Smith Year: FR Height: 6-4 Position: G Major: Business Hometown: Melbourne, FL

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Name: Dominique Truitt Year: FR Height: 5-8 Position: G Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: Manhattan, KS

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COACHING STAFF / WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SHANNON

NELSON

Women’s Basketball Head Coach

shannon.nelson@northlandcollege.edu

Shannon Nelson was named the ninth head basketball coach in the history of the women’s program in 2010. During the span of seven seasons, the Marshall, Minnesota native has become the winningest coach in program history, in both total wins (169) and winning percentage (.816). Nelson’s 2016-2017 squad featured a return to the national tournament, with the Pioneers placing seventh overall. Coach Nelson’s resume also features a national runner-up team in 2016 and national championship in 2014, the first national championship in any sport at Northland. Nelson has received numerous coaching honors. She was named the MCAC Northern Division Coach of the Year in each of her seven seasons at Northland. In addition, Nelson was named Region XIII B Coach of the Year in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. Nelson received the national NJCAA Division III women’s basketball Coach of the Year award in 2014. Also a clinician, Nelson has worked the Nike High School All-American camp and has operated the Northwest Minnesota Girls Basketball Skills Clinics in the area. She also initiated a summer girls basketball camp held at the college for grades 5-12 starting in 2016. Prior to her arrival at Northland Community and Technical College in 2007, Nelson served as an assistant coach in the girls’ basketball program at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis during the 2006-2007 season. The Islanders finished as the Minnesota state class 3-A runner-up in girls basketball during that season. A 2006 graduate of the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, Nelson lead the Gophers to four straight NCAA tournament appearances, including three appearances in the Sweet Sixteen, and a Final Four appearance in 2004. A three-year starter and two time team captain for the

Gophers, Nelson was the defensive stalwart on the Gophers, claiming the Defensive Player of the Year Award three times. In addition, Nelson was named to the Big Ten Conference all-defensive team her junior and senior seasons. As a prep, Nelson won the coveted title of Ms. Basketball for Minnesota in 2002. A two-time class 3-A player of the Year, Nelson scored 2,143 points during her interscholastic career. Nelson earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Minnesota in 2006 and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Capella University in 2009. In addition to her duties as the head basketball coach, Shannon Nelson also serves as a business instructor at Northland Community and Technical College. She currently resides in Thief River Falls, Minnesota with her husband Travis, and daughter, Oaklee.

BETH TVEDT Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach

beth.tvedt@northlandcollege.edu

Lincoln High School (Thief River Falls,) graduate, Beth Tvedt, begins her fifth year as an assistant coach in the Pioneer’s basketball program. During this span, Northland has recorded a glossy 105-12 record, including a national championship and a national runner-up. Tvedt’s collegiate career included serving as a starter and team captain for two years at Northland Community and Technical College. During this span, she also was named first team All Northern Division and first team ALL MCAC in 2012. Tvedt finished with 438 career points, and 269 career rebounds. Earning an associate degree from Northland, Tvedt transferred onto Mayville State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in University Studies. Tvedt currently works as a travel agent at Bergan Travel in Thief River Falls and resides in Plummer, Minnesota.

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2017-18 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE DATE

OPPONENT

2016-17 RESULTS

LOCATION TIME

OPPONENT

RESULT

Dakota (Holiday Inn Classic)

W, 73-53

Sat, Oct 21

Anoka Ramsey Scrimmage

Coon Rapids

11:00 am

Sat, Oc 28

CMU Scrimmage

NCTC

2:00 pm

Lake Region State (Holiday Inn Classic)

W, 62-50

Fri, Nov 3

Concordia JV Scrimmage

Moorhead

6:30 pm

MN State (Fergus Falls)

W, 78-50

Fri, Nov 10

Dakota College Bottineau – Holiday Inn Express Invitational

Devils Lake, ND

1:00 pm

Jamestown College JV

W, 72-61

North Dakota State College of Sc.

L, 68-56

Sat, Nov 11

Lake Region State College – Holiday Inn Express Invitational

Devils Lake, ND

3:00 pm

Rochester Community College

W, 53-44

Western Technical College

W, 67-38

Wed, Nov 15

M-State Fergus Falls

NCTC

5:30 pm

MN State (FF)

W, 66-52

Mon, Nov 20 Jamestown College JV

NCTC

5:30 pm

St. Cloud Technical College

W, 105-65

Wed, Nov 22 North Dakota State College of Science

NCTC

5:30 pm

Madison College (Gogebic CC Tourn.)

L, 71-63

Fri, Dec 1

Austin

5:30 pm

Milwaukee Area Tech. (Winter Classic)

W, 84-60

Red River College (Winnipeg)

W, 69-40

Concordia College JV

W, 92-49

Itasca

L, 65-62

Rainy River Community College

W, 89-57

Hibbing Community College

W, 58-50

Riverland Community College

Sat, Dec 2

Anoka Ramsey Community College

Coon Rapids

1:00 pm

Fri, Dec 8

Ridgewater Community College

NCTC

5:30 pm

Sat, Dec 9

Minnesota West Community College

NCTC

1:00 pm

Tues, Dec 12

M-State Fergus Falls

Fergus Falls

5:30 pm

Tues, Jan 2

Lake Region State College

NCTC

5:30 pm

Vermilion Community College

W, 81-31

Fri, Jan 5

NCTC Classic – Dakota College Bottineau

NCTC

5:00 pm

Mesabi Range Community College

W, 73-54

Sat, Jan 6

NCTC Classic – Gogebic Comm. College

NCTC

1:00 pm

Central Lakes Community College

W, 82-36

Fri, Jan 12

Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College

NCTC

5:30 pm

Rainy River Community College

W, 77-50 W, 72-62

Sat, Jan 13

Itasca Community College

NCTC

1:00 pm

Hibbing Community College

Wed, Jan 17

Rainy River Community College

Intl. Falls

5:30 pm

Vermilion Community College

W, 76-44

Sat, Jan 20

Hibbing Community College

NCTC

1:00 pm

Central Lakes Community College

W, 64-46

Fri, Jan 26

Vermilion Community College

Ely

5:30 pm

Itasca Community College

W, 87-44

Sat, Jan 27

Mesabi Range Comm. & Tech. College

Virginia

1:00 pm

Mesabi Range Community College

W, 62-59

Wed, Jan 31

Central Lakes College

NCTC

5:30 pm

Hibbing

W, 48-34

Sat, Feb 3

Rainy River Community College

NCTC

1:00 pm

Mesabi Range (NJCAA Region XIIIB Championship)

W, 76-31

Wed, Feb 7

Hibbing Community College

Hibbing

5:30 pm

L, 73-71

Sat, Feb 10

Vermilion Community College

NCTC

3:00 pm

Anoka-Ramsey (NJCAA Champoinship- Quarterfinals)

Fri, Feb 16

Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College

Cloquet

5:30 pm

Hostos (NJCAA Championship5th Place Semifinals)

L, 67-62

Sat, Feb 17

Central Lakes College

Brainerd

1:00 pm

W, 85-56

Wed, Feb 21

Itasca Community College

Grand Rapids

5:30 pm

Brookdale ( NJCAA National Tournament- 7th Place Game)

Sat, Feb 24

Mesabi Range Comm. & Tech. College

NCTC

1:00 pm

Sat-Sun, Mar 3-4

NJCAA Region XIIIB Tournament

TBD

TBD

NJCAA DIII National Tournament

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2017-18 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ROSTER #

NAME

YEAR HT

POS MAJOR

HOMETOWN

2

Adrianna Vasek

SO

5’5”

G

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Fisher, MN

3

Emily Hestekind

SO

5’7”

F

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Newfolden, MN

10

Janie Wunderlich

FR

5’6”

G

Early Childhood Education

Perham, MN

12

Gabby Clavo

FR

5’7”

F

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Bellevue, NE

13

Megan Swedberg

SO

6’1”

C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Ogema, MN

14

Kelsey Kainz

SO

5’7”

G

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Thief River Falls, MN

15

Ashley Moe

FR

5’8”

G

Business

Grygla, MN

20

Emily Anderson

SO

5’5”

G

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Middle River, MN

23

Brooke Brandon

FR

5’7”

F

Business

Holt, MN

24

Hannah Dietsch

FR

5’4”

G

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Goodridge, MN

31

Madison Stenzel

SO

5’10”

F

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Gonvick, MN

45

Brooke Heggie

FR

6’1”

C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Alexandria, MN

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM HISTORY SEASON

REC.

COACH

SEASON

REC.

COACH

SEASON

REC.

COACH

2016-2017

25-5

Shannon Nelson

2001-2002

28-3

Mike Zachow

1986-1987

9-10

Tom Neibauer

2015-2016

28-3

Shannon Nelson

2000-2001

9-15

Mike Zachow

1985-1986

7-15

Tom Neibauer

2014-2015

25-3

Shannon Nelson

1999-2000

9-16

Mike Zachow

1984-1985

4-12

Deb Jacobson

2013-2014

27-1

Shannon Nelson

1998-1999

8-14

Mike Zachow

1983-1984

7-12

Deb Jacobson

2012-2013

27-4

Shannon Nelson

1997-1998

10-12

Rick Nikunen

1982-1983

8-11

Deb Jacobson

2011-2012

22-9

Shannon Nelson

1996-1997

16-8

Rick Nikunen

1981-1982

5-15

Deb Jacobson

2010-2011

15-13

Shannon Nelson

1995-1996

9-13

Rick Nikunen

1980-1981

5-15

Deb Jacobson

2009-2010

20-14

Guy Finstrom

1994-1995

8-15

Rick Nikunen

1979-1980

4-16

Deb Jacobson

2008-2009

18-12

Guy Finstrom

1993-1994

11-14

Rick Nikunen

1978-1979

5-15

Deb Jacobson

2007-2008

20-10

Guy Finstrom

1992-1993

9-13

Rick Nikunen

1977-1978

16-6

Deb Jacobson

2006-2007

15-18

Guy Finstrom

1991-1992

9-13

Sue Barnd

1976-1977

7-10

Deb Jacobson

2005-2006

3-19

Missy Majerus

1990-1991

10-12

Sue Barnd

1975-1976

8-6

Deb Jacobson

2004-2005

16-12

Missy Majerus

1989-1990

4-15

Sue Barnd

1974-1975

6-6

Deb Jacobson

2003-2004

8-16

Mike Zachow

1988-1989

10-12

Kevin Stuckey

2002-2003

11-15

Mike Zachow

1987-1988

15-7

Tom Neibauer

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACHING RECORDS COACH

YEARS

RECORD

WINNING %

Shannon Nelson

2010-2017

169-38

.816

Guy Finstrom

2006-2010

73-54

.574

Misssy Majerus

2004-2006

19-31

.380

Mike Zachow

1998-2004

72-78

.480

Rick Nikunen

1992-1998

63-75

.457

Sue Barnd

1989-1992

24-40

.375

Kevin Stuckey

1988-1989

10-12

.454

Tom Neibauer

1985-1988

31-32

.492

Deb Jacobson

1974-1985

75-124

.377

TOTALS:

1974-2017

536-484

.525

NATIONAL TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 2016-2017 Seventh Place Finish: Coach Shannon Nelson 2015-2016 National Runner-Up: Coach Shannon Nelson 2013-2014 National Champions: Coach Shannon Nelson 2012-2013 Seventh Place Finish: Coach Shannon Nelson 2011-2012 Seventh Place Finish: Coach Shannon Nelson 2010-2011 Fifth Place Finish: Coach Shannon Nelson 2009-2010 Seventh Place Finish: Coach Guy Finstrom 2006-2007 Seventh Place Finish: Coach Guy Finstrom 2001-2002 Second Place Finish: Coach Mike Zachow REGIONAL TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 2016-2017 Regional Champions: Coach Shannon Nelson 2015-2016 Regional Champions: Coach Shannon Nelson 2014-2015 Runner-Up: Coach Shannon Nelson 2013-2014 Regional Champions: Coach Shannon Nelson 2012-2013 Regional Champions: Coach Shannon Nelson 2011-2012 Regional Champions: Coach Shannon Nelson 2010-2011 Regional Champions: Coach Shannon Nelson 2009-2010 Regional Champions: Coach Guy Finstrom 2007-2008 Regional Runner-Up: Coach Guy Finstrom 2006-2007 Regional Champions: Coach Guy Finstrom 2001-2002 Regional Champions: Coach Mike Zachow FACTS: First Women's Basketball Game: December 18, 1974 (54-26 Loss to Brainerd)

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PLAYER PROFILES / WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

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23

14

12

15

24

31

45

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Name: Emily Anderson Year: SO Height: 5’5” Position: G Major: Liberal Arts & Sciences Hometown: Middle River, MN

Name: Brooke Brandon Year: FR Height: 5’7” Position: F Major: Business Hometown: Holt, MN

Name: Gabby Clavo Year: FR Height: 5’7” Position: F Major: Liberal Arts & Sciences Hometown: Bellevue, NE

Name: Hannah Dietsch Year: FR Height: 5’4” Position: G Major: Liberal Arts & Sciences Hometown: Goodridge, MN

Name: Brooke Heggie Year: FR Height: 6’1” Position: C Major: Liberal Arts & Sciences Hometown: Alexandria, MN

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Name: Emily Hestekind Year: SO Height: 5’7” Position: F Major: Liberal Arts & Sciences Hometown: Newfolden, MN

Name: Kelsey Kainz Year: SO Height: 5’7” Position: G Major: Liberal Arts & Sciences Hometown: Thief River Falls, MN

Name: Ashley Moe Year: FR Height: 5’8” Position: G Major: Business Hometown: Grygla, MN

Name: Madison Stenzel Year: SO Height: 5’10” Position: F Major: Liberal Arts & Sciences Hometown: Gonvick, MN

Name: Megan Swedberg Year: SO Height: 6’1” Position: C Major: Liberal Arts & Sciences Hometown: Ogema, MN


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COACHING STAFF / WRESTLING SCOTT DCAMP Head Wrestling Coach scott.dcamp@northlandcollege.edu

Following a 43-year absence of a wrestling program, Scott DCamp was chosen to reinstate the wrestling program at Northland Community and Technical College during the 2013-2014 school year. A native of Altoona, Iowa, and graduate of Buffalo High School, Buffalo, Minnesota, DCamp opened the inaugural season of the restored wrestling program with eight grapplers. During that season, Craig Williams (184 pounder) and Jordan Engen (157 pounder) each qualified for nationals with Engen earning All-American honors for his seventh place finish. The 2014-2015 season saw the team grow to 13 wrestlers, with Sam Twistol (149), Austin Hjelle (141), and Craig Williams (197) qualifying for the national championships. Williams would finish seventh and capture All-American honors. The 2015-2106 season opened with 21 wrestlers, before injuries and other issues reduced the squad numbers later into the season. In 2016-17, the Pioneers had their best wrestling season to date, with five national qualifiers - Anthony Vizcaino at 141, Mike Lambert at 165, MCAC champion Mitchell Zachman at

KEVIN FYNBOH Assistant Wrestling Coach kevin.fynboh@northlandcollege.edu

Thief River Falls native Kevin Fynboh is returning to his hometown to join the wrestling coaching staff as an assistant coach at Northland Community & Technical College. Fynboh spent the previous four seasons at perennial North Dakota power West Fargo. He was an assistant coach under Kayle Dangerud for two

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174, MCAC champion Nathanael Holecek at 184 and MCAC runner-up Desmond Bradford at heavyweight - and an MCAC/Region 13 team runner-up finish. Holecek became the program’s third All-American with a seventh place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament. Prior to coaching intercollegiate wrestling, DCamp served as an assistant for 10 years at Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls, Minnesota (2003-2013). During his time at Lincoln, the team won the 2009 team championship of the individual state tournament, and featured three individual state champions, 26 state place winners, and thee section dual championships (2007, 2010, 2011). DCamp wrestled collegiately at NCAA Division II Minnesota State University (Morehead). Competing at the heavy weight division, DCamp wrestled for four years (1999-2003) for the Dragons. During his freshman year, DCamp came within one victory of qualifying for the NCAA Division II national championships. Success at the interscholastic level was also a trademark for DCamp, who competed for Buffalo High School in Buffalo, Minnesota. A three year letterwinner, DCamp was a state qualifier at heavyweight his senior year. Scott DCamp his wife April, and son Storm (5) live in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. DCamp also serves as a reporter for the Thief River Falls Times.

seasons and served as head coach the past two seasons, coaching nine Packers to state championships. Overall, during Fynboh’s four years with the West Fargo program, 39 wrestlers reached the medal stand at the Class A state tournament, with 16 wrestlers winning state titles. Fynboh is a 2013 graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, where he majored in social studies education. He was a four-year starter and letter winner for the Cobbers from 2010-13 and he was a national qualifier in 2013. During his prep career, Fynboh was a six-year letter (2004-09) winner and four-time state qualifier (2006-09) and Class AA state champion (2009) for Thief River Falls.


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2017-18 WRESTLING SCHEDULE DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME

Fri, Oct 13

Legends Dual (Scrimmage)

Thief River Falls

6:00 pm

Sat, Nov 4

Jamestown Open

Jamestown, ND

10:00 am

Wed, Nov 8

Msu Moorhead Dual

Thief River Falls

7:00 pm

Sat, Nov 11

Bison Open

Fargo, ND

10:00 am

Sat, Nov 18

Finn Grinaker Open-Concordia

Moorhead

9:00 am

Sat, Dec 2

Dragon Open - MSUM

Moorhead

9:00 am

Wed, Dec 6

University of Jamestown Dual

Thief River Falls

7:00 pm

Sat, Jan 6

Ridgewater Open

Willmar, MN

9:00 am

Wed, Jan 10 * Minnesota West CTC

Thief River Falls

6:30 pm

Wed, Jan 17 *

Ridgewater Dual

Willmar, MN

7:00 pm

Thu, Jan 18 *

Itasca CC Dual

Grand Rapids, MN 7:00 pm

Thu, Jan 25 *

Rochester CTC Dual

Thief River Falls

7:00 pm

Sat, Jan 27

Harper Open

Paletine,IL

9:00 am

Sun, Feb 11

MCAC/ North District Tournament

Rochester, MN

10:00 am

Thu, Feb 22

NJCAA Nationals Council

Bluffs, IA

Fri, Feb 23

NJCAA Nationals Council

Bluffs, IA

Sat, Feb 24

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Bluffs, IA

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2017-18 WRESTLING ROSTER NAME Brandon Trask Rees Lehman Ryan Ford Jemmario Jones Rashidi Kikopa Kyle Fowler Melek Robinson Quan Priestley Emmanual Steele Richard Dralu Devante Ryans Hunter Roller Ethan Bryan Erik Gerena Desmond Bradford Geovany Casco Tavarous Davis Brendan Edner

YEAR FR FR FR FR SO FR FR FR FR FR FR SO SO FR SO SO FR SO

HEAD COACH: SCOTT DCAMP

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WT 125 125 133 133 141 149 157 157 165 165 174 184 184 197 285 285 285 285

MAJOR Nursing Liberal Arts Health Sciences Liberal Arts Autobody Technology Liberal Arts Liberal Arts Liberal Arts Aviation Maintenance Technology Autobody Technology Liberal Arts Liberal Arts Liberal Arts Liberal Arts Autobody Technology Autobody Technology Liberal Arts Criminal Justice/Liberal Arts

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HOMETOWN Live Oak, FL Erie, KS Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany Augusta, GA Fargo, ND Thief River Falls, MN Miami, FL Lafayette, LA Indianapolis, IN Fargo, ND Augusta, GA Warren, MN Augusta, GA Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany Augusta, GA Miami, FL Augusta, GA Moorhead, MN

ASSISTANT COACH: KEVIN FYNBOH

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PLAYER PROFILES / WRESTLING DESMOND BRADFORD Year: FR Weight: 285 Major: Autobody Technology Hometown: Augusta, GA

BRENDAN EDNER Year: SO Weight: 285 Major: Criminal Justice/Liberal Arts Hometown: Moorhead, MN

ETHAN BRYAN

RYAN FORD

Year: SO Weight: 184 Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: Augusta, GA

Year: FR Weight: 133 Major: Health Sciences Hometown: Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany

GEOVANY CASCO

KYLE FOWLER

Year: SO Weight: 258 Major: Autobody Technology Hometown: Miami, FL

TAVAROUS DAVIS Year: FR Weight: 285 Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: Augusta, GA

RICHARD DRALU Year: FR Weight: 165 Major: Autobody Technology Hometown: Fargo, ND

Year: FR Weight: 149 Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: Thief River Falls, MN

ERIK GERENA Year: FR Weight: 197 Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany

JEMMARIO JONES Year: FR Weight: 133 Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: Augusta, GA

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PLAYER PROFILES / WRESTLING RASHIDI KIKOPA Year: SO Weight: 141 Major: Autobody Technology Hometown: Fargo, ND

REES LEHMAN Year: FR Weight: 125 Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: Erie, KS

QUAN PRIESTLEY Year: FR Weight: 157 Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: Lafayette, LA

MELEK ROBINSON Year: FR Weight: 157 Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: Miami, FL

HUNTER ROLLER Year: SO Weight: 184 Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: Warren, MN

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DEVANTE RYANS Year: FR Weight: 174 Major: Liberal Arts Hometown: Augusta, GA

EMMANUEL STEELE Year: FR Weight: 165 Major: Aviation Maintenance Technology Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

BRANDON TRASK Year: FR Weight: 125 Major: Nursing Hometown: Live Oak, FL


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Employees receive 10 days of vacation, 6 days of personal/medical time, and 6 holidays in their first year of employment.

Employees have the option of participating in Digi-Key’s Dental Plan, which features a low deductible. The employee cost is $5 biweekly for employee coverage and $15 biweekly for family coverage.

This is a voluntary employee plan that features low co-pays and provides a $175 annual allowance on either frames/lenses or contact lenses. The employee cost is $2.61 biweekly for employee coverage and $6.98 biweekly for family coverage.

Digi-Key’s Flexible Spending Account enables participants to pay for medical, dental, and vision plan premiums, unreimbursed medical, dental, and vision expenses, as well as dependent care expenses out of pre-tax funds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

ADDITIONAL REWARDS

Digi-Key provides a clean, comfortable, climate-controlled work environment for its employees.

Additional rewards include a life insurance plan, a long term disability insurance plan, employee purchase discounts, and educational reimbursement through the Digi-Key University program.

COMPANY CULTURE AND GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY Digi-Key is a family-oriented culture, grounded in small town values and quality of life. Employees are recognized for their daily dedication through a wide variety of individual and company-wide recognition events, summer picnic, and holiday dinner. Employees are encouraged to volunteer time and give back to our hometown community, supporting local charitable organizations through our Digi-Key Cares program or other outlets.

©2017 Digi-Key Electronics. Digi-Key is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Northland Pioneers: Winter 2017-18 Athletics Media Guide  

Northland Pioneers: Winter 2017-18 Athletics Media Guide

Northland Pioneers: Winter 2017-18 Athletics Media Guide  

Northland Pioneers: Winter 2017-18 Athletics Media Guide