The Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics Department has chosen nine individuals for induction into its Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2006 inductees include Debbie Jungwirth Borman ’87 (Volleyball), Tina Pulido Draper ’87 (Gymnastics), John Huepenbecker ’80 (Football), John Jambeck ’62 (Swimming), Deanne Sand Johnson ’89 (Tennis), Dick Kumlin ’55 (Basketball), Dan Prochnow ’78 (Golf), Jeri Ree ’88 (Basketball), and Stacey Rodman ’89 (Swimming). This group will be honored at the Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet, which will be held in Alumni Hall at 7:30 pm on Saturday, September 30, following the Hall of Fame football game against St. Olaf at 1:00 p.m.
Individuals eligible for induction into the Gustavus Athletics Hall of Fame are athletes, coaches, and benefactors. Selection of athletes is based on athletic achievements while a student at Gustavus. All of the members of the Gustavus Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2006 will be inducted for their accomplishments as athletes.
Debbie Jungwirth Borman, a native of Bloomington, Minnesota, was the starting setter for MIAC Championship volleyball teams in 1985 and 1986 and she earned All-America honors in 1986. She still holds the single season school record for assists per game at 9.8 which she set in 1986; Tina Pulido Draper, a native of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, was a key member of Gustavus National Champion gymnastic teams in 1984, 1985, and 1987. She earned All-America honors eight different times including a second place finish in the all-around in 1987; John Huepenbecker, a native of Mankato, Minnesota, was a two-time all-conference wide receiver on the football team. He graduated as the program’s all-time leading receiver with 1,711 yards and was the first receiver in the program’s history to exceed 100 career receptions (finishing with 111); John Jambeck, a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, won six MIAC swimming titles as a sprinter from 1959 to 1962. He won two titles in the 100 yard freestyle, two in the 100 meter free, one in the 60 yard free and one in the 50 meter free; Deanne Sand Johnson, a native of St. Cloud, Minnesota, was a three-time all-conference performer on the tennis team. A member of three MIAC Championship teams, Sand Johnson earned All-America honors by advancing to the semifinals of the NCAA doubles tournament with Mary Sutherland in 1989; Dick Kumlin, a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, was the starting center on basketball teams that won MIAC titles in 1954 and 1955. He was captain of the 1954-55 team that advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament and finished with a mark of 22-7 overall and 15-1 in MIAC; Dan Prochnow, a native of Hutchinson, Minnesota, won the MIAC men’s individual golf title in 1976, 1977, and 1978 (one of only two individuals to accomplish this feat in MIAC history). He set the MIAC record for lowest tournament score in 1977 with a 36-hole total of 72-74-146; Jeri Ree, a native of Wanamingo, Minnesota, was a three-year starter at guard for the women’s basketball team. She graduated in 1988 as the program’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,252 points; and Stacey Rodman, a native of Anoka, Minnesota, was a two-time MIAC Champion on the swimming team claiming titles in the 50 yard freestyle and the 100 yard butterfly in 1989. She placed 14th in the 50 free at the NCAA Championships in 1989.
The selection of the inductees to the Gustavus Hall of Fame is made by the Gustavus Hall of Fame Board which is an 11-member group consisting of current athletic administrators, and former coaches and alumni.