Stanley Blue Jay (Alumni Report): Pappa, Fighting Hawks fly into the NCAA Volleyball Tournament

Article by Ian Grande

University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks Volleyball (Chai Pappa)

The Fighting Hawks swept their way to a Big Sky Conference Tournament Title. UND opened up with a 3-0 win over Idaho in the first round. The Fighting Hawks then swept Idaho State 3-0 to move into the Championship game where they easily dispatched Northern Arizona 3-0.

With the win the University of North Dakota punched their ticket to the NCAA Division 1 Volleyball Tournament with the victory, this will be their first trip to the National Tournament as a Division 1 program.

UND was red hot down the stretch, the Fighting Hawks won 19 of their last 21 games. UND also clinched the Big Sky Conference regular season title with their 3-0 sweep of Northern Colorado on November 12th.


The Stanley Gazette recently did a feature story on Chai Pappa it can be found here: Talented trio of former Stanley Blue Jay athletes enjoying collegiate athletics

Next up: The UND Fighting Hawks will find out their first round opponent during the NCAA Selection Show (November 27th).

Chai Pappa (Photo Courtesy of UND Athletics)

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Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons Football (Abe Roehrich)

The Dragons closed out their season with a 48-33 home win over Northern State on the 12th. MSUM finished with a 7-4 record this season, the Dragons won their final 4 games.

Abe Roehrich had 4 tackles for the Dragons. Roehrich finished the season with 83 tackles on the season, which lead the Dragons.


University of Mary Mauraders Football (Landon Smith)

The Mauraders dropped a close game to Minot State on the road. The Beavers scored a fourth quarter touchdown to come away with a 21-20 victory. Landon Smith added four tackles for the Mauraders.

This was the final game of the season for Mary, the Mauraders finished at 1-10.

The Stanley Gazette recently published an article on Landon Smith it can be found here: Smith ready to put finishing touch on stellar career


Dickinson State Blue Hawks Football (Jayd Rice, Sam Footh)

The Blue Hawks took a hard fought loss at Montana Tech in the first round of the NAIA playoffs 28-21. Dickinson State finished the year with a 9-3 record.


University of Jamestown Jimmie Football (Matthew Heidbreder)

The Jimmies wrapped up their season with a 41-14 loss to Dickinson State on the 12th. The Jimmies finished the season at 4-7.




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