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Meet the Dragon Athletic Coaches at the Opening Season Social Aug. 24

Posted on August 23, 2016

Wednesday, Aug. 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Nemzek Hall

Join Dragon Athletics for the opening season social on Wednesday, August 24 from 5-7 p.m. at Nemzek Hall.

Watch our Fall Sport Teams as they scrimmage from 5-6 p.m., then meet the Dragon coaches and Vice President for University Advancement Gary Haugo at 6:10 p.m. Refreshments will be served under the Dragon Tent located outside on the east side of Nemzek Hall. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM New Hires

Posted on August 22, 2016

Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to Minnesota State University Moorhead. Make sure to stop by their departments to say hello and let them know tt’s a GREAT day to be a Dragon!  Read the rest of this entry →

2016 Dragon Cross Country Twilight Meet

Posted on August 22, 2016

Friday, Sept. 9 | Moorview Soccer Complex  Read the rest of this entry →

Women’s Soccer 2016 3v3 Funfest

Posted on August 18, 2016

Sunday, Sept. 11 | 12:15 p.m. | Nemzek Soccer Field  Read the rest of this entry →

Peterson Selected for Induction to Augustana Athletics Hall of Fame

Posted on August 11, 2016

Kari Peterson, Intramural and Club Sports Director, has been selected for induction into the Augustana Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 14. She played volleyball for the Vikings and was named the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association National Player of the Year in 2000.  Read the rest of this entry →

GO! TEAM Wins ‘Best of Awards’ from NACMA

Posted on August 09, 2016

The National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) has honored the MSUM Dragon Athletics GO! TEAM with three “Best of Awards” for 2015-16.

MSUM began submitting entries for the awards in 2014 and won three awards in the last two years. This year doubles that total. Below is a full list of NACMA ‘Best of Awards’ for MSUM.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Takes Internet Challenge to New Level

Posted on July 28, 2016

At MSUM, we like to have a good time. The lighthearted nature of our Dragon family and community was showcased in MSUM’s Running Man Challenge video, coordinated and filmed by Athletics.

Challenged by Winona State University, MSUM put on quite a show, taking the internet challenge to a new level. See WDAY’s coverage of the video.

You can watch the whole video and see many familiar faces by visiting MSUM’s YouTube channel.

MSUM New Hires

Posted on July 25, 2016

Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to Minnesota State University Moorhead. Make sure to stop by their departments to say hello and let them know it‘s a GREAT day to be a Dragon!

July 22, 2016 

  • Laquone Robinson – Adjunct, Athletics
  • Michelle Crary – Adjunct, Athletics

Dragon Women’s Golf Scramble Tomorrow

Posted on July 11, 2016

Tuesday, July 12 | Moorhead Country Club  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM New Hires

Posted on July 08, 2016

Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to Minnesota State University Moorhead!  Make sure to stop by their departments to say hello and let them know it’s a GREAT day to be a Dragon!

June 15, 2016

  • Christie Chappell – Head Soccer Coach/Instructor, Athletics

June 20, 2016

  •  Erika Traphagen – Adjunct, Educational Leadership 

July 1, 2016

  • Julie Zaloudek – Dean of Online and Extended Learning, Online/Distance Education

July 5, 2016

  • Karrie Boser – Adjunct, Educational Leadership

Register for the Ross Fortier Golf Classic

Posted on July 07, 2016

Friday, July 29 | Moorhead Country Club Read the rest of this entry →

VOLUNTEER CALL: Scorekeepers Needed for Special Olympics Bocce Tournament at Romkey Park July 12

Posted on July 06, 2016

Special Olympics needs help with scorekeeping their annual bocce ball tournament at Romkey Park on the morning of July 12. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. and runs through about 2:30 p.m., but you do not need to attend the whole event. If you’re available and willing to help, you’ll get a free t-shirt and lunch provided.  Read the rest of this entry →

Nelson, Walthall Serve as ‘Celebrity Golfers’ During United Way Women’s Golf Scramble

Posted on June 17, 2016

MSUM head basketball coaches Karla Nelson and Chad Walthall will be serving as “Celebrity Golfers” during the afternoon round of today’s United Way Women’s Leadership Golf Scramble at Osgood Golf Course.

Nelson will be at hole No. 2, and Walthall at hole No. 7. They will be doing “Donations for a Drive.” All donations made today will go toward United Way’s work to prepare children to succeed.

Proceeds will help United Way put more books in the hands of more children, ensure students in need have the school supplies to feel confident and prepared on their first day of school, and support local efforts to improve access to child care.  Read the rest of this entry →

Last Chance to Sign Up for Intramural Bag Toss League

Posted on June 14, 2016

It’s your last chance to sign up for the Intramural Bag Toss League. Email kari.peterson@mnstate.edu by 4 p.m. today if you would like to join the league!

Student League: Tuesdays at 4:45 p.m. Nemzek

Staff League: Wednesdays at 4:45 p.m. Nemzek

Shine Up Your Golf Clubs for the 37th Annual Dragon Open Golf Tournament

Posted on June 06, 2016

Monday, June 6 | Moorhead Country Club

It’s time to register for the 37th Annual Dragon Open Golf Tournament! The tournament is scheduled on Monday, June 6 at the Moorhead Country Club.

  • This is a Co-Ed Tournament and all skill levels are welcome to participate!
  • Win a Car from Valley Imports at the Hole-In-One Contest!
  • Cost is $100 per golfer or consider a hole sponsor opportunity!
  • Register Today at Dragon Open Golf Tournament

Other golf tournaments scheduled this summer are:

  • Dragon Women’s Golf Scramble – Tuesday, July 12 at the Moorhead Country Club
  • The Ross Fortier Classic – Friday, August 12 at the Detroit Lakes Country Club

Please contact the Athletic Department at 218-477-5824 with questions or e-mail Gloria Riopelle at riopelg@mnstate.edu.

Sign Up for Intramural Bag Toss League

Posted on June 06, 2016

Faculty, staff, and students: sign up for the Intramural Bag Toss League by June 10! League will be played once per week at Nemzek. Sign up as a team or as a Free Agent at www.imleagues.com/mnstate. Additional information provided on IMLeagues.

Once a Vikings Fan, MSUM Student Lands an Internship with the Packers

Posted on May 13, 2016

By Eric Peterson, The Forum

MOORHEAD—Tomi Thompson was at a Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers game a few years ago when she decided what she wanted to do for a career.

During one of the media timeouts at the Metrodome, the wife of a military member was recognized for her husband serving overseas. The wife was then surprised by her spouse who had returned home. The couple hugged in an emotional scene.

“I would say that was the moment,” said Thompson, a 2010 Barnesville (Minn.) High School graduate. “The reason that I love working in sports is that you’re able to connect with such a diverse network of people.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Spring Scholarship Gala surpasses years prior in attendance and money raised

Posted on April 28, 2016

Last Saturday, April 23, 2016, the university’s largest, annual fundraising event for need-based, merit, academic and athletic scholarships was held and saw a record-breaking 343 in attendance. The event raised over $167,000. Read the rest of this entry →

This Saturday, MSUM Athletics to host 11th annual Red & White Celebration

Posted on April 20, 2016

Originally published on WDAY and written by Catherine Ross.

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) – Past, present and future Dragons are celebrating athletics.

This Saturday, the MSUM Athletic Department is hosting its 11th annual Red and White Celebration.

Student athletes will teach a soccer clinic and invite fans to watch softball and football games.

Kids can hit the track for Scorch’s Fun Run and former athletes can return the fields and courts for alumni games. Read the rest of this entry →

Join the Dragon Fire Booster Club ~ 2016-17 Season Tickets!

Posted on April 15, 2016

Join the Dragon Fire Booster Club Today & Support our Student-Athletes!

Benefits of becoming a Dragon Fire member include season tickets to home athletic events, invitations to Dragon Athletic special events and discounts at the MSUM Bookstore.

MSUM Faculty and Staff can join through payroll deduction by downloading the membership brochure here and mailing it to:  Dragon Athletics, 1104 7th Avenue South, Moorhead, MN 56563, Attn:  Dragon Fire. Read the rest of this entry →

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