Alumni Center Sponsors Harvest Bowl
Published: Monday, October 29, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012 13:10
In celebration of agriculture and Bison athletics, the NDSU Alumni Center hosted the 39th annual Harvest Bowl.
The Harvest Bowl began in 1974. Potato geneticist Bob Johansen and former athletic director Ade Sponeberg pioneered the idea of the Harvest Bowl to recognize student athletes and the impact of agriculture. Since then, it has become a tradition at NDSU.
The Harvest Bowl began at 5 p.m. Friday with a dinner, social and awards program. Festivities continued on Saturday to kick off the Bison football game.
Each year, student athletes, an agribusiness-person and agriculturists across North Dakota and parts of Minnesota are recognized at this event. Over 2,000 agriculturists were recognized and over $120,000 given out in scholarship money.
Fourteen scholarships were given to student athletes at the Harvest Bowl.
This year’s recipients are Caitlin Mack, a junior pole-vaulter majoring in exercise science; Alex Sobero, a sophomore outfielder majoring in university studies; Alec Espeland, a distance runner majoring in microbiology; Ryan Drevlow, a junior nose guard majoring in electrical engineering; Trevor Gebhart, a sophomore wide receiver majoring in agricultural economics; Brandt Berghuis, a freshman thrower majoring in university studies; Andrew Grothmann, a junior fullback majoring in agricultural economics; Hannah Linz, a senior guard majoring in nursing; Marshall Bjorklund, a junior forward majoring in agricultural systems management; Anthony Caputo, a freshman wrestler majoring in exercise science; Twila Moser, a multi-event track and fielder majoring in industrial engineering; Lauren Cammack, a sophomore outside hitter majoring in civil engineering; Heidi Peterson, a junior distance runner majoring in microbiology and Jordan Rehak, a sophomore high jumper majoring in agribusiness.