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Christensen headed to Bemidji State

Glencoe-Silver Lake senior Zoe Christensen, fresh off being named to the All-Wright County Conference West Team for girls’ soccer, made a big decision on her future last week.
Christensen, a two-time state participant in the shot put, signed a letter of intent to attend Bemidji State University beginning next fall and compete in track and field for the Beavers.
Surrounded by friends and family, Christensen put pen to paper to commit to BSU in a ceremony at GSL on Friday, Nov. 10. She said it is a good feeling to have the decision made.
“It is a huge relief to have my plans set for college. Now when people ask me what I’m doing after high school, I will finally have an answer,” she said. “I’m glad I have the opportunity to be apart of an awesome team and get a great education at the same time. I can’t wait to compete as a Bemidji State Beaver.”
Christensen plans to continue throwing for the BSU track and field team. She noted that she is excited to try out some different events that are offered at the collegiate level.
“I’ll throw shot put, but there are other throwing events in college that aren’t in high school such as hammer throw, weight throw, and javelin,” she said. “I’ll be able to try all of these new events.”
Christensen visited Bemidji twice this autumn. She said she chose BSU due to the school having a good program in criminal justice, a major she wishes to pursue, as well as the feel of the school and town of Bemidji.
“The first time I stepped foot on the campus I knew that I was going to fall in love with it,” she said. “I mean, a campus right on a lake? What more could someone want? Bemidji State has a very simple yet beautiful campus.
“Even though (Bemidji) is a bigger city, you still get that small town sort of vibe where everyone knows everyone just like here in Glencoe.”