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2023-2024 KNUJ Winter Athletes of the Year Announced: Slater Takes Home Wrestler of the Year Award

At the 62nd Annual Player of the Year Event, KNUJ announced their 2023-2024 Winter Athletes of the Year, choosing three athletes from 44 nominees. St. Peter’s Rhyan Holmgren was named the KNUJ Girls Basketball Player of the Year for her outstanding performance in the Class AAA State Tournament and season averages of 21.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game.

Colton Benson from New Ulm was awarded his second KNUJ Boys Basketball Player of the Year honor for his impressive stats of 27.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game. Benson concluded his high school career with a total of 2,207 points.

Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Area’s Nick Slater received the title of Wrestler of the Year for his contributions to taking LCWMA to the team state tournament and finishing second at the individual state tournament at 189 pounds. Slater finished the season with a record of 47-6.

During the event, KNUJ also recognized five state tournament teams: the New Ulm boys hockey team, the LCWMA wrestling team, the Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart girls basketball team, the St. Peter girls basketball team, and the Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey boys basketball team. KNUJ will be hosting its next banquet on November 12th


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