The Mount Marty College Hall of Fame was created in 1985 to honor those who have achieved athletic excellence or have helped create athletic excellence.
|• Darlene Thole Dunklaw||1985||• Karie (Hohn) Bohlmann||2006|
|• Sister Joyce Feterl||1985||• Wayne Sullivan||2006|
|• Rudy Gerstner||1985||• Judi Faunce||2006|
|• Autro "Arch" Heath||1985||• Bob Tereshinski||2007|
|• Chuck Brewer||1985||• Mac Zachow||2007|
|• Sister Rhoda Foecke||1985||• Jane (Fraser) Bies||2007|
|• Jan Jager||1986||• Mike Johnson||2007|
|• Dean Specht||1987||• Dwight Hauff||2008|
|• Greg Kiger||1987||• Doug Martin||2008|
|• Rich Shipp||1987||• Keith Heniegartner||2008|
|• Laddie E. Cimpl||2001||• Kristi (Cihak) Soukup||2008|
|• Stefanie (Samelson) Wiedenfeld||2002||• Charles Iverson||2009|
|• Dan Wallbaum||2002||• Jason Even||2009|
|• Diana (Burkhard) Hicks||2002||• Marvin Veasy||2009|
|• Randy Gross||2002||• Sister Ann Kessler||2010|
|• Ted Wallendorf||2002||• Tim Lorang||2010|
|• Mac Rops||2004||• Laurie (Boynton) Bailey||2010|
|• Frank Yaggie||2004||• Kelly Heller||2010|
|• Julie (Hinrichs) Hartke||2004||• Michelle Pfeifer||2011|
|• Howard (Hod) Nielson||2004||• Chris Orr||2011|
|• Doug Pesicka||2004||• Tim Jensen||2011|
|• Shane Fejfar||2005||• Teresa Ellis Jensen||2012|
|• Kevin Lein||2005||• Jason Selchert||2012|
|• Amy (Brady) Lein||2005||• Aaron Kranz||2012|
|• Jennifer (Even) Glasheen||2005||• Dr. Rich Lofthus||2012|
|• Bill Dawson||2006|
Dr. Rich Lofthus | Top
Dr. Rich Lofthus started working at Mount Marty College in 1989 as a professor of history. In 1990, he was asked to be the Faculty Athletic Representative for Mount Marty College, where he has remained the person overseeing all the eligibility of Lancer athletes until his retirement from the FAR position this spring. "Doc", as he is affectionately called, is the liaison between the athletic department and the faculty of the college. He is also a valued source of information and experience for the athletic department in all aspects of the department. Dr. Lofthus has a tremendous interest in the student-athletes of the college. He spends countless hours to be sure that the interests of the athletes are well served. The interest in the academic arena is certainly not where the interest ends. The past two years, Doc Lofthus has served as President of the Great Plains Athletic Conference. In his free time, Doc Lofthus enjoys keeping in touch with former students, traveling, watching sports - especially the Twins, golf, riding his bicycle, and photography. Most of the athlete photos on the Lancer WEB site are his, but his interest are varied and be seen on his WEB site is - www.rlofthusphotography.com.
Aaron Kranz | Top
A 1999 graduate of Mount Marty College, Aaron Kranz was one of the most outstanding basketball players to ever play the game for the Lancers on teams that were among the most successful in Lancer history. Aaron was an integral part of teams that won 79 games over a four year period, from 1995 to 1999, which includes two conference championships and a NAIA National Championship Final 4 team. Currently, Aaron is still on the career charts in seven statistical categories, including 6th in points scored, and 2nd in field goal percentage. Aaron led the South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference in scoring, was named the conference Most Valuable Player, and was named 2nd Team All-American his senior year. He was also named to the Argus Leader All-College 1st Team, and was named the SportsMax South Dakota Male College Player of the Year. Aaron married Mount Marty alum Carrie DeRoos and they live in Aurora, IL with their two daughters Addison, who is 6, and Kedzie who is 2. He is the Midwest Regional Sales Manager for Marmon/Keystone, a steel pipe and tubing distribution company.
Jason Selchert | Top
1996 graduate, Jason Selchert, was a tremendous two sport star for the Lancers in baseball and basketball. He started in 285 contests for the Lancers from 1992 to 1996 - certainly an unofficial record for any Lancer athlete. Jason senior season saw the Lancers win South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference Championships in both baseball and basketball. Jason's baseball career saw the Lancers win 133 games, the most wins in any four year period for any sport. Currently, Jason is among the top 4 in Lancer history in 9 of the 13 career statistical categories, including the record for runs scored. Jason was named to the All-Region Team and All-Conference. In 1995 he was named the NAIA Midwest Region Player of the Year. In basketball, he currently is on the Lancer top 10 career charts in six categories. Jason married former Mount Marty College student Natalie Brost. They currently live in Gayville with their son Nathaniel, where Jason serves as the Superintendent at the Gayville-Volin School District.
Teresa Ellis Jensen | Top
Teresa Ellis Jensen, a 1994 graduate of Mount Marty College, was an outstanding two sport star for the Lancers. In volleyball, she was part of possibly the most successful two year run in Lancer history, winning 57 matches, just missing a berth in the NAIA National Tournament in 1993. She still owns 6 volleyball records, including all the assists records and digs in a season. In basketball, she was on the career charts in 7 different categories at the time of graduation. Teresa was named All-Conference both years in both sports, and was also named All-District in volleyball in both 92 and 93. Teresa married her Mount Marty College sweetheart Tim Jensen. Teresa stays extremely busy teaching Sunday school, volunteering in the kids' classrooms, volunteer coach. Currently Teresa, Tim, and the kids live in Watertown, Wisconsin where she also works as a substitute teacher.
Tim Jensen | Top
Tim Jensen was one of the outstanding baseball players for Hall of Fame coach Bob Tereshinski. During his senior year, the Lancers set the record for the most wins in a season with 36, a record that has stood until 2010. After being recruited out of junior college, Tim was part of 55 wins in his two years. His impact can be seen by the taking a look at the career charts for baseball where he is currently 5th in strike outs, complete games, and ERA. Not being satisfied with just being on the mound, he is also 4th in home runs and 2nd in batting average. Tim was ranked among the best in the nation in 5 different categories. He holds Lancer records for home runs in a season and complete games pitched in a season. For his efforts, he was named to the NAIA All-District 12 Baseball Honor Squad both years, and was also named to the NAIA All-Region Team in 1994 and the South Dakota All NAIA Team in 1993.
Chris Orr | Top
A 1992 graduate of Mount Marty College, Chris Orr was one of the most versatile basketball players to ever play the game for the Lancers. At the time of her graduation, Chris was in the top 5 career charts in points, rebounds, assists, and steals. She is still in the top 10 in each of these categories - the only player listed in all four of the major stats for basketball. She is also in the top 10 career charts in 8 other categories, including field goal percentage, free throw percentage, Three pointers made, and games played. Not surprisingly, the team was very good during her career with a winning record each year, she was a big part of the teams that won 2 conference championships, and werethe champions of the NAIA Southeast Sub-District all four years. Chris was a 2 time All-Conference selection in the IO-KOTA Conference.
Michelle Pfeifer | Top
A 2004 graduate of Mount Marty College is considered to be one of the all-time great track and field athletes for the Lancers. Her impact was felt immediately, as she was a national qualifier for both the Indoor and Outdoor NAIA Track and Field Championship in her freshman year. Michelle received her 1st All-American certificate her sophomore year at the outdoor championship in the long jump. She proceeded to win 3 other All-American awards, all in the multi-events, which shows the versatility of her skills. She was 2nd in the nation in the heptathlon in 2003. When Michelle graduated, in addition to her All-American awards, she earned at least 14 Great Plains Athletic Conference All-Conference Awards. She was named the GPAC Track and Field Female Athlete of the Year for both the Indoor and Outdoor seasons. Michelle also owns 4 Academic All-American Awards, and set 19 school records - she still has 18 of them. She was named Mount Marty College Athlete of the Year and Champion of Character of the Year awards in 2004.
Kelly Heller | Top
Known mostly for his pitching during his career (1991-1993) in which he set records innings pitched and strike outs, Kelly was also tough facing pitchers as well, leading the team in RBI's over the two years. During his seasons, the Lancers won 50 games, including a record 31 victories in 1993. Kelly was named to the NAIA All-District Honor Squad both years. Kelly stayed at Mount Marty as a coach after graduation, first as an assistant until becoming the head coach in 2000. He was named GPAC Baseball Coach of the Year his final season with the Lancers in 2004.
Laurie (Boynton) Bailey | Top
Laurie was one of the mainstays on the early Lancer softball teams. The four year starter (1974-1978) was the first windmill pitcher for the Lancers and on the teams that never experienced a losing season. The team finished 3rd in the SDAIAW Tournament each year, and during this period she was named to the All-Conference Honor Squad. When Laurie graduated, she owned at least 10 school records, including every strike out record - game, season, and career. She also had the record for most wins in a season and a career.
Tim Lorang | Top
A member of the first Lancer baseball team in 1987, Tim was a force on the squad that posted 94 victories in his four years (1987-1990). His senior year the Lancers finished second in the NAIA District 12, and Tim was named MVP of the district. The four time All-District player graduated as the holder of 11 records and was listed among the career leaders in 14 of the 18 statistical records. Among the records were career records for hits, doubles, triples, home runs, RBI's and batting average. Tim also held the pitching record for most wins in a career.
Sister Ann Kessler | Top
Easily one of the most recognizable faces at Mount Marty College, S. Ann can often be seen in the front row of either Cimpl Arena or Riverside Park. It would be safe to say that it would be hard to find an athlete at Mount Marty College that has not been touched by S. Ann. She was so much more than a fan however - her encouragement, advice, and mentoring has been the inspiration of countless students and athletes. S. Ann has also served many committees for the school, and has earned several awards for her teaching and service to the college and community.
Charles Iverson | Top
Hired in 1991 as Women's Basketball Coach and Athletic Director, Chuck has coached 40 All-Conference, 13 All-Americans, and 31 Academic All-Americans athletes. His squads have won four conference titles and appeared in two national tournaments. Eight of the last 10 years of coaching, the squad has been rated among the best in the nation in both academics and basketball. During his tenure as AD, the athletic department has grown 5 fold and the department has won the initial two GPAC Christopherson awards.
Jason Even | Top
During Jason's career (1993-1997) he was apart on 55 wins, an SDIC Championship, and a team that was nationally rated in both his junior and senior seasons. He was named to the All SDIC All-Conference Team in both his junior and senior years. Jason is in the top 10 career charts in 15 of 17 statistical categories; including being is the top 6 in the four major categories - scoring, rebounding, assists, and steals, as well as the record holder for 3 pointers.
Marvin Veasy | Top
Led the team in scoring and rebounding in three of his four seasons with the Lancers (1983-1986), including his senior season in which he was in the top 5 in the NAIA District 12 also in both categories. Named 1st Team All-District 12 and Honorable Mention All-American in 1986. He graduated from Mount Marty with 12 records and is still in the top 10 career charts in 11 of 16 statistical categories, including 1st in rebounding and 2nd in scoring.
Kristi (Cihak) Soukup| Top
Named All-Conference in her final three season of her four year career (1989-1993) in which she led the Lancers to four consecutive Southeast Sub-District Championships and two IO-KOTA Championships. She was selected to the NAIA District 12 Team and the All-South Dakota College 2nd Team her senior year. She is in the top 10 in nine different statistical career charts.
Keith Heniegartner | Top
During his two year career with the Lancers (1978-1980) in which the Lancers had a record of 33-24 including a 21-11 record his senior year. He averaged a double-double as a junior and set a Lancer record for field goal percentage hitting 65.4%, which ranked 4 th best in the nation. When he finished his career he had three records and was in the top 10 in eight statistical categories.
Doug Martin | Top
During his coaching career (1978-1982) with the Lancers, he finished with 68 victories and the second highest winning percentage as a basketball coach. During his tenure he coached two 20 win seasons and was named District 12 Coach of the Year in 1980, and in 1981 the team won the NAIA District 12 Independent Tournament Championship. He coached three Lancer Hall of Famers.
Dwight Hauff | Top
Has worked in the sporting goods industry for 75 years, and started his own store in 1933 and still works at the store everyday. He currently owns four stores in the Midwest. He has been a great supporter of Lancer athletics since athletics started in 1970, 37 years after he opened his first store. He has also been a great source of expertise for the Lancer athletic program from its beginnings.
Mike Johnson | Top
An original member of the Lancer Athletic Program and Men’s Basketball team, the four-year starter for the Lancers (1970-1974) led the team his sophomore and junior season to winning records in just the second and third year of existence by being among the team leaders in rebounds, steals, points, and field goal percentage. He ended his career with 6 different school records and was listed in most of the career charts.
Jane (Fraser) Bies | Top
Named All-Conference all four years she played (1988-1992) and All-District performer her senior year, she was best known for her defense, yet she ended her career 4th in scoring, 3rd in assists and holder of seven basketball records. In 1990 she established a national single game record for steals with fifteen. She still ranks in the top 10 career charts in 14 categories.
Mac Zachow | Top
During his career (1992-1996) the baseball team won 133 games, thus being part of more wins than any athlete in Lancer athletic history. He was ranked in the top 10 in the nation for strikeouts per inning and helping the team to several regional tournament berths. His senior year, the Lancers first in the SDIC, found them winning the crown and he being selected all-conference. He holds 6 career records in pitching and is still at the top of several charts for single season pitching records.
Bob Tereshinski | Top
The all-time winningest coach (331 wins) in Lancer Athletic History, in 12 years at the helm (1987-1999), he never had a losing season and guided his team to 30 win seasons five different times. He coached four Regional Tournament teams, and five SDIC Championships. Was named the SDIC Coach of the Year three times and in 1996 he was named the South Dakota Sportswriters Association Coach of the Year. His last year saw the team go undefeated in the SDIC, and the team named the South Dakota Sportswriters College and University team of the Year.
Judi Faunce | Top
A pioneer in women's athletics, she was responsible for starting five women's sports at Mount Marty College. Her volleyball team averaged 22 wins during her Lancer career (1969-1980). She helped establish the IOKOTA Conference and coached four volleyball teams to conference at the championship. In 1973, she coached all five sports to a finish of third or higher at the South Dakota Intercollegiate Tournaments.
Wayne Sullivan | Top
An outfielder and pitcher in 163 games (1987-1991), he may be the only Lancer baseball player named to the All-District 12 All-American team four times, twice as honorable mention and twice to the elite squad. During his career, the Lancers were sub-district champions three-times. He had a career batting average of .347 and a pitching record of 12-2 and twice fielded over 960% on the field for the season.
Kari (Hohn) Bohlmann | Top
The finest thrower in Lancer track history, she ended up being the first five-time All-American athlete at Mount Marty College. A member of the first track squad since the 70’s, she ended her career (1993-1997) holding every record in the shot put and discus, as well as holding NAIA District 12 records. She helped lead the team to a top 20 finish in the NAIA National Outdoor Meet in 1996.
Bill Dawson | Top
Part of one of the most dramatic turnarounds in Lancer basketball history, he led the Lancers to a 47-15 record during his career (1976-1978). The team won the District 12 championship in 1977, and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament, the first Lancer team to qualify for the nationals. He led the team in scoring and finished his career as a record holder in three rebounding categories.
Jennifer (Even) Glasheen | Top
A great two sport star and leader for the Lancer volleyball and basketball teams from 1991-1995. Was voted team captain and the player with the best attitude in both sports for two years. She graduated the game, season, and career blocks all-time leader in volleyball and the game, season, and career all-time leader in blocked shots in basketball.
Amy (Brady) Lein | Top
The all-time rebound leader for the Lancers, and all colleges in the state. She graduated in the top 10 career charts in 15 of 16 categories, including the leader in four categories. Named All-Conference, All-District, and All South Dakota College. She ended her career (1987-1991) 3rd in scoring, 3rd in steals and 7th in assists.
Kevin Lein | Top
The record holder in every assist category, he also finished his career (1978-1981) in the top 10 career charts in 12 of 14 statistical categories. The two-time All-District guard was named to the All-South Dakota College Team and was also named the MVP of the District 12 Tournament his senior year. Also served as a successful women's basketball and softball coach for the Lancers.
Shane Fejfar | Top
Widely considered one of the top baseball players in Lancer history. He led the team to it's first ever appearance in the District play-offs and a school record 27 victories. The shortstop/third baseman and pitcher was named to the All-District team in 1988 and 1989 as a third baseman. Ended his career (1987-1989) high in the career charts in most statistical categories.
Doug Pesicka | Top
Doug (1979-1983) was in the top 10 in ten of the 14 categories, including 3rd all time in scoring, 10th in rebounds and 8th in assists. He was named All District as well as being named to the South Dakota All-College Team after a senior year in which he averaged over 20 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists a game.
Howare (Hod) Nielson | Top
Hod has been one of South Dakota's and the nation's most honored sports contributors and the only sports reporter that covered the Lancers during the entire history of intercollegiate athletics. He has served as the Lancer Sports Information Director as well as on other advisory committees for the athletic department.
Julie (Hinrichs) Hartke | Top
Julie led the women's track team to two top 20 finishes In 1997, she won the prestigious national - the NAIA A.O. Duer Award. She qualified for the national track & field event 7 times, earning All-American honors twice and was also a two time Academic All-American. She was also a 5 time conference champ, and at the time of her graduation owned 12 school records.
Frank Yaggie | Top
Frank was an outstanding lifelong businessman, community person, artist, and citizen of Yankton County is also a great friend to Mount Marty College. Frank was a long-term member of the Mount Marty College Advisory Board and served as the Board of Trustees first chairperson in 1967. Frank received an Honorary Degree from Mount Marty College in 1981.
Mac Rops | Top
Mac (1995-1998) led the Lancers to two conference championships including the most successful team in Lancer history, a Final 4 finish in 1998. A 3 time All-Conference player including earning Player of the Year in 1997. He was named 1st Team All-American in both his junior and senior year, the only Lancer so honored, at the same time being honored as an Academic All-American. He ranked in the top 10 career charts in 10 categories.
Ted Wallendorf | Top
A 1978 graduate, Ted set 5 records during his MMC basketball career, including points in a game (42) and all three rebounding categories. Wallendorf served as captain 2 seasons, winning 47 games and a trip to the national tournament in his final two seasons.
Randy Gross | Top
A 1982 graduate, Randy played 111 basketball games in his Lancer career, and ended up among the top players in 9 statistical categories. During his senior year, Randy was named All-District, 1st Team All-College in SD, District 12 Player of the Week, and All-Tournament at both the NSU Holiday Tournament and Capital City Classic.
Diana (Burkard) Hicks | Top
A 1989 graduate, Diana is the all time leading scorer in women's basketball history, with 2582. She holds 3 of the top 5 scoring average seasons in history and was also 2nd in rebounds and in the career chart in 12 statistical categories and still holds 8 records. She was named District 12 Player of the Year and 2nd Team All-American during her senior year.
Dan Wallbaum | Top
Dan has been active in many areas of the college including the Board of Trustees, Campus Relations Committee Chair, Chair of the Campaign Steering Committee, and charter member of the Lancer Club Steering Committee, serving as the Chair since 1998.
Stefanie (Samelson) Wiedenfeld | Top
A 1993 graduate, Stef holds 7 of the 9 records the volleyball team keeps. Stef's 2-year career at MMC include 1st Team All-Conference (2 times), 1st Team All-District (2 times), and Offensive Player of the Year in '92.
Laddie E. Cimpl | Top
For service and support to Lancer Athletics. Served as the Chairman of the "Realizing a Vision" campaign from 1993-1995, he has been a long-term member of the Board of Trustees, serving as vice chair and was president of the Advisory Board in 1967.
Rich Shipp | Top
In 60 games from 1976 to 1978, Rich established himself as one of the top rebounders in the nation and earning All-District honors. He owns the season, season average, and career average rebounds for the Lancers, but he also is in the top 10 career charts in five other categories.
Greg Kiger | Top
In 62 games from 1975 to 1978, Greg established himself among the greats in early Lancer men's basketball history. The captain of the 77-78 team, he was one of the leading free throw shooters in the nation. He currently ranks 3rd in career assists and holds the Lancer free throw record for a season at 90.3%.
Dean Specht | Top
Dean was Mount Marty's first athletics director; he is the person responsible for starting it all for the Lancers. During his tenure as the athletics director (1969-present) his leadership and direction guided the Lancers to its present state as one of the finer small college sports programs in the area. Dean has and does serve the college in other areas of the administration. His influence can be felt all over the campus.
Jan Jager | Top
Earning 13 letters in her career (1973-1977) in five different sports shows the versatility of Jan Jager. She served as captain in three different sports and held records in track for the high jump and part of the 880 relay. She was the leader of the volleyball team during one of the most successful periods in Lancer history, winning 112 matches and two conference titles as well as two state championships.
Sister Rhoda Foecke | Top
S. Rhoda will always be remembered for her undying spirit and uplifting smile. She was one of the most loyal, supportive, and positive fans Mount Marty could have. Her enthusiasm and never-ending advice to the student-athletes earned her a special love.
Chuck Brewer | Top
Chuck is the all-time leading scorer at Mount Marty in men's basketball, with 1691 points, he also ranks second in assists. After his four years (1972-1976) Brewer was on the top 10 career list in no less than 11 categories and holds five season records, including points in a season. Brewer was also a successful coach of women's basketball and softball at Mount Marty from 1982-1985.
Autro "Arch" Heath | Top
"Arch" is a member of the first men's basketball team at Mount Marty, he provided the leadership and inspiration during his career (1970-1972) at Mount Marty and helped lead the team to a winning record in only its second year of existence. He was named team captain and was the leading scorer his two seasons, and his 19.4 ppg is still among the best.
Rudy Gerstner | Top
Rudy served as Mount Marty's first men's basketball coach from 1970-1976. His game of "complete basketball" enabled the team to achieve a winning record in only the second year of the program. A prominent businessman after coaching, he continues to serve the college as a member of several boards and campaigns.
Sister Joyce Feterl | Top
S. Joyce was a member of the first women's basketball and volleyball teams, participating from 1970-1974. She led the team to a state championship and a 15-4 record in 1972. She alsoparticipated in field hockey, and was voted team captain in each of the sports during her career.
Darlene Thole Dunklaw | Top
Darlene is one of the most versatile athletes ever at Mount Marty, she not only participated in five different sports, but was voted team captain and named MVP in each of the sports during her career (1971-1975). She was the basketball career leader in points and assists when she graduated and she led the volleyball team to a 57-28 record her final three years.