May 22, 2024 5:08 pm
KNUJ Hosts 62nd Annual Player of the Year Event | News, Sports, Job Opportunities

At the 62nd Annual Player of the Year Event in New Ulm, KNUJ announced their 2023-2024 Winter Athletes of the Year. Out of 44 nominees, three athletes were chosen for their outstanding performances.

Colton Benson from New Ulm was named the KNUJ Boys Basketball Player of the Year. He stood out with an average of 27.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game for the Eagles, finishing his career with an impressive 2,207 points.

Rhyan Holmgren from St. Peter was honored as the KNUJ Girls Basketball Player of the Year for her exceptional play in the Class AAA State Tournament where she averaged 21.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game.

Nick Slater from Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Area was recognized as Wrestler of the Year for his contributions to his team’s success at both team state and individual state tournaments where he placed second in the 189-pound weight class and finished with a record of 47-6.

In addition to honoring individual award winners, KNUJ also recognized five state tournament teams at the event: New Ulm boys hockey team, LCWMA wrestling team, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart girls basketball team, St. Peter girls basketball team, and Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey boys basketball team.

The next KNUJ banquet will be held on November 12th. Stay updated with breaking news and more by subscribing to our newsletter.

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