Mount Marty College Inducts Three into Athletic Hall of Fame
Mount Marty College announces three new members to the Lancer Athletic Hall of Fame. The formal induction ceremony will be held on May 8, 2011; however, the inductees will be introduced at half time of the mens basketball game this Saturday, January 22. The following individuals will be honored.
Tim Jensen (Baseball)
A major part of 55 wins in his two years at Mount Marty (1992-1994), Jensens impact can be seen on the career charts where he is fifth in strike-outs, complete games, and ERA. Just as effective at the plate, he is fourth in home runs and second in batting average. Jensen was ranked among the best in the nation in five different categories. He holds Lancer records for home runs 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.
Michelle Pfeifer (Track and Field)
Pfeifers outstanding track and field career (2000-2004) got off to a quick start as she was a national qualifier for both the Indoor and Outdoor NAIA Track and Field Championships her freshman year. She earned her first All-American certificate sophomore year in the long jump, and proceeded to win three other All-American awards in multi-events, including placing second in the nation for the heptathlon in 2003. Pfeifer earned 14 Great Plains Athletic Conference All-Conference Awards and was named the GPAC Track and Field Female Athlete of the Year for both the Indoor and Outdoor seasons.nbsp; She also earned four Academic All-American Awards, and set 19 school records. She received Mount Marty Colleges Athlete of the Year and Champion of Character of the Year awards in 2004.
Chris Orr (Womens Basketball)
Considered one of the most versatile basketball players to ever play the game for the Lancers, Orr ranked in the top five on career charts for points, rebounds, assists, and steals at the time of her graduation. She is still in the top ten in each of these categories the only womens player listed in all four of the major stats for basketball. Orr also ranks in the top ten career charts in eight other categories, including field goal percentage, free throw percentage, 3s made, and games played. During her career (1988-1992), she played a big part in the teams that won two conference championships, and were champions of the NAIA Southeast Sub-District all four years. Orr was a two-time All-Conference selection in the IO-KOTA Conference.