National champion North Dakota to be honored prior to Twins-Blue Jays MLB game May 22 at Target Field

North Dakota, which won its eighth NCAA Division I championship in April, will be honored during an on-field ceremony prior to the Minnesota Twins game on Sunday, May 22, at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The pregame ceremony will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m. CST and will feature a video celebrating the Fighting Hawks’ national championship run. The Twins host the Toronto Blue Jays at 1:10 p.m.

Each player will be introduced on the stadium video board and UND head coach Brad Berry will throw the ceremonial first pitch.

Twins president Dave St. Peter is a Bismarck, N.D., native and a 1989 graduate of UND.

“We are extremely grateful and honored to have received this invitation from Dave St. Peter, a loyal and proud UND alum,” said Berry in a news release. “This will provide a terrific opportunity for our many alumni and fans in the Twin Cities area to come celebrate with us one more time. Our players and staff are looking forward to a great day at Target Field.”