KNUJ Hosts 62nd Annual Player of the Year Event | News, Sports, Job Opportunities

In New Ulm, the 62nd Annual Player of the Year Event recognized three outstanding athletes for their impressive performances. Among the 44 nominees, Rhyan Holmgren from St. Peter was named KNUJ’s Girls Basketball Player of the Year, Nick Slater from Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Area was honored as Wrestler of the Year, and Colton Benson from New Ulm received his second KNUJ Boys Basketball Player of the Year award.

Holmgren stood out for her play in the Class AAA State Tournament and averaged an impressive 21.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game. Slater contributed to his team’s success at both the team state tournament and individual state tournament in the 189-pound weight class, finishing with a record of 47-6. Benson excelled with an average of 27.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game for the Eagles, ending his career with an impressive total of 2,207 points.

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 to honor these outstanding athletes and more breaking news updates subscribe to our newsletter now!

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