Knudson accepted by University of Mary

Knudson accepted by University of Mary Lindsay Knudson from Wakonda is one of hundreds of new students about to pursue a degree at the University of Mary, in Bismarck, ND, starting the fall semester of 2003.

"We welcome these new freshmen to our growing University of Mary family and are proud to have them participate in an innovative values-based, hands-on, learning experience," says University of Mary president, Sister Thomas Welder. "The University of Mary is intent on contributing to the economic vitality of North Dakota. We prepare our most important

resource � the next generation of leaders."

Knudson, who attends Wakonda High School, is active in track and field, basketball, volleyball, student council, Peer

Helpers, Teens-In-Action, band, chorus, and First Responders. She has earned first-team All-Conference, girls' track Most Valuable Player, named homecoming queen and to the honor roll.

Knudson will major in nursing and plans to run track for

Coach Mike Thorson, who has been named NAIA Coach of the Year four times, won 18 men's and women's conference championships, and recently received national recognition from Sports Illustrated. She is the daughter of Dennis and Cheryl Knudson of Wakonda.

The University of Mary, America's Leadership University, was founded in 1959 by the Benedictine Sisters of the Annunciation and is one of the regions fastest growing universities and the state's only private, Catholic university. It offers 34 undergraduate degrees, six master's degrees, and 17 varsity sports to over 2,500 students.

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