CROOKSTON, Minn. - UMN Crookston Teambackers will host the Mark Olsonawski Endowed Scholarship Golf Tournament, June 10 at Two Rivers Golf Course, Hallock, Minn. All net proceeds from the tournament will benefit scholarships at the University of Minnesota Crookston. The event is 18 holes of four-man Texas Scramble Tournament format. Registration is at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m.

The Mark Olsonawski Scholarship is awarded to a UMN Crookston student participating in ACHA hockey from the northwest Minnesota or northeast North Dakota region. To date, more than $24,000 has been awarded from the endowment. Mark Olsonawski is a 1999 graduate of UMN Crookston in plant industries management. He was named All-American in football in 1998 and held career records for rushing yards, career receptions, and touchdowns. Olsonawski was also a standout on the UMN Crookston Hockey team from 1995-1999. He currently works and lives in Moorhead, Minn.

Golfers are encouraged to participate in the upcoming UMC Teambacker Golf Classic presented by Altru Health System to be held Friday, July 16 at Minakwa Golf Course in Crookston, Minn. To sign up for the Classic, visit or contact Derek Martin for more information regarding either golf tournament. 

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