For the second week in a row, a Montana State University-Northern football player has been honored by the Frontier Conference.
MSU-Northern junior punter, and starting cornerback Trevor Baum was named Frontier Conference Special Team’s Player of the Week on Monday. Baum is a 6-1, 205-pounder from Susanville, Calif.
In Northern’s 49-24 home conference win over Dickinson State, Baum punted four times for 248 yards (47 yd average) with two punts down inside Dickinson 10-yard line. On defense, he also recorded four tackles and had a pass breakup.
Southern Oregon’s Austin Dodge earned the Offensive Player of the Week. Dodge is a 6-3, 210-pound junior quarterback from Vancouver, Wash. In SOU’s 73-20 conference win over Eastern Oregon, Dodge was 29 of 42 for 355 yards and six touchdowns with one interception. He also rushed for three yards on one carry. Also nominated was Alec Bray of Montana Tech, Christopher McGinnis-Parker of Eastern Oregon, Zach McKinley of Montana State-Northern, Dustin Rinker of Carroll College and Sam Rutherford from UM-Western.
Carroll linebacker Sean Blomquist was the Defensive Player of the Week. Blomquist is a 5-11, 230-pound junior linebacker, from Helena. In Carroll’s 24-17 road win over then No. 19 Rocky Mountain College, Blomquist had eight solo tackles, five assisted tackles and two tackles for loss (-5 yards). Also nominated was Julius Rucker of Southern Oregon, Jordan Van Voast of Montana State-Northern and Reno Ward of UM-Western.
Montana Tech middle blocker Korey Krumm earned the Frontier Volleyball Player of the Week. Northern setter Joni Nagy was also nominated.