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UMN Crookston Senior Receives NCTGA Scholarship

By Cassandra Morthera on
Thursday, March 7, 2019

University of Minnesota Crookston senior, Ben Koisti, was recently named the recipient of the 2019 North Central Turf Grass Association (NCTGA) scholarship. Koisti is a golf and turf management major from Arlington, S.D., and a member of the Golden Eagle men's golf team. The North Central Turf Grass Association and the North Dakota Golf Association (NCTGA) annually offer scholarships to qualified applicants completing studies in golf course, turf, and athletic field management. Ben Koisti

The purpose of the North Central Turf Grass Association is to promote the turf grass industry, to encourage and support the further study and research of turf, to gather and distribute this information, and to represent this group on matters of policy regarding the turf grass industry. To learn more, visit

In the photo: (from left to right)

Director of the North Central TurfGrass Association (NCTGA), Cammi Campbell, UMN Crookston senior Ben Koisti, and President of the NCTGA Victor Heitkamp.

About UMN Crookston

One of five campuses that comprise the University of Minnesota System, the University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 35 bachelor's degree programs and 25 minors on campus as well as 16 degree programs entirely online. These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology. With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree. Visit

About UMN

The University of Minnesota System, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota.

In the photo: 

From left to right - Director of the North Central TurfGrass Association (NCTGA), Cammi Campbell, UMN Crookston senior Ben Koisti, and President of the NCTGA Victor Heitkamp.


Cassandra Morthera

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