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Record-Breaking Performances: 2023-2024 KNUJ Winter Athletes of the Year Honored

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
KNUJ Hosts 62nd Annual Player of the Year Event | News, Sports, Job Opportunities

The 62nd Annual Player of the Year Event in New Ulm saw KNUJ announce their 2023-2024 Winter Athletes of the Year. From a pool of 44 nominees, three outstanding performers were chosen.

Colton Benson from New Ulm received his second KNUJ Boys Basketball Player of the Year award for his exceptional performance during the season. He averaged 27.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game, finishing his career with an impressive total of 2,207 points.

Rhyan Holmgren from St. Peter was named the KNUJ Girls Basketball Player of the Year for her outstanding play in the Class AAA State Tournament. She averaged 21.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game throughout the season.

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

In addition to these 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 for their outstanding performances throughout the season

By Samantha Nguyen

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