Dickinson State (N.D.)


The Dickinson State University Blue Hawks enter the 2017 NAIA National Championship with a 23-7 record, posting a 14-2 mark in North Star Athletic Association play, falling in the conference semifinals to Cramer Bracket seven seed, Valley City State. The month of January was a good one for the Hawks, as they posted a 10-0 record, including a 102-22 victory over Oglala Lakota. This is the program’s 5th appearance in the championship, the 2nd berth for 4th year head coach Mark Graupe. Senior center Megan Klein leads the nation in rebounds/game (14.5), and senior guard Taylor Henningsgard is 2nd in the nation in assists (6.9).

Dickinson State University (ND) 2017 Roster

Player ImageNumberNamePositionHeightYearHome Town ()
Mark GraupeGraupe, MarkHead Coach4th Season ()
Mark PotkonjakPotkonjak, MarkAssistant Coach1st Season ()
Lorna Shepherd3Shepherd, LornaG5-9SrBrisbane (Australia)
MacKayla Feeney5Feeney, MacKaylaG5-5SrBismark, ND (Bismarck State)
Leslie Beaudoin10Beaudoin, LeslieF5-10SrDickinson, ND (Bismarck State)
Paitton Herbst12Herbst, PaittonG5-7JrBaker, MT (Baker HS)
Taylor Hennisgard15Hennisgard, TaylorG5-7SrBuxton, ND (Lake Region State)
Samantha Morgan20Morgan, SamanthaG5-8JrMiami, FL (Lamar University)
Ashley Bentz-Laub21Bentz-Laub, AshleyF5-9JrElgin, ND (Moorhead State)
Bailey Waldal22Waldal, BaileyG5-7FrBeach, ND (NDSU)
Megan Klein23Klein, MeganC6-1SrKilldeer, ND (University of Mary)
Rachel McDonough25McDonough, RachelG5-5SrMelbourne, Australia (Sacre Coeur HS)
Kate Golding30Golding, KateF6-0SrSydney, Australia (Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy)
Sydney Bentz34Bentz, SydneyF5-11SoElgin, ND (Elgin HS)