Fargo, N.D. – North Dakota State University inducted its 40th annual class of seven new members into the Bison Athletic Hall of Fame and its fifth team into the Bison Athletic Hall of Champions on September 30th.
The newest members of the Hall are the 1991 NCAA Division II national champion women’s basketball team; former men’s golf coach Steve Weidner (1982-94); all-region baseball outfielder Chuck Erickson (1979-82); NCAA national champion wrestler Steve Carr (1982-84); All-NCAA Elite Eight forward Lori (Roufs) Hanson (1992-96); All-NCAA Elite Eight guard Jen Rademacher (1992-96); All-America running back Tony Satter (1987-90), and recently retired National Hall of Fame wrestling coach Bucky Maughan (1964-2011).
The group was also recognized at the NDSU-Illinois State homecoming football game on October 1.
Here’s a look at inductees:
BUCKY MAUGHAN, wrestling coach, 1964-2011:A National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee, Maughan led the Bison to four NCAA Division II national championships in 1988, 1998, 2000 and 2001 as well as six national runner-up finishes … During the Division II era, he coached 21 wrestlers to 30 NCAA Division II national championships and had 19 wrestlers compete in the Division I championships, including six placewinners … Maughan also led NDSU to 17 North Central Conference titles, including a span of nine straight from 1982-1990, and coached 88 NCC individual champions … He has also been inducted into the Pennsylvania High School Wrestling, NAIA Wrestling, NCAA Division II Wrestling, Northern Sun Intercollegiate and Minnesota State-Moorhead Dragon Hall of Fames … He also successfully guided the Bison into the Division I era … Since 2006, he has coached five Western Wrestling Conference champions and sent five wrestlers to the NCAA Division I championships … Maughan, the winningest coach in NDSU history, finished his career with a record of 467-157-13 … He led the Bison to three undefeated seasons in 1984-85, 1991-92 and 2003-04 … A native of Canonsburg, Pa., Maughan was a Pennsylvania state champion during his high school career … He was a two-time NAIA national champion at Minnesota State Moorhead in 1962 and 1963, and also claimed the 1963 NCAA Division I championship at 115 pounds … Bucky and his wife Leota have two sons, Jack and Bret, who were both two-time All-America wrestlers at North Dakota State.
STEVE CARR, wrestling, 1982-84: The 1983 NCAA Division II national champion at 134 pounds … Two-time All-American, earning fourth place honors in 1984 … North Central Conference runner-up in 1984 and placed third in 1983 … Collegiate career record was 132-38-2 … Wrestled for Iowa State as a true freshman, placing 4th in the Big Eight tournament … Named to the Amateur Wrestling News Division I Freshman All-Star team after going 27-14 … 1982 National Junior College champion for North Dakota State College of Science … Inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1990 … First Minnesota four-time state champion since 1940 … Included was a Class AA championship at Moorhead High School … Prep record at Battle Lake and Moorhead high schools was 175-5 with 102 pins … Had 129 consecutive wins over last four seasons (2-class state tournament 1976-79) … Landed spot on 1979 Scholastic Wrestling News All-American “Dream Team” … Minnesota State Legislature passed a resolution of congratulations in 1979 on Carr’s wrestling career … Named to Minnesota’s High School “Dream Team” (1937-97) by USA/Minnesota Wrestling … National AAU freestyle champion in 1973 and finished with a 141-5 record including three Minnesota AAU championships … Named to the 1979 WCCO Radio All-State football team … Starter at outside linebacker on 1978 Class C state championship team … Battle Lake’s first 1,000-yard rusher … Entering his 14th year of coaching including stops at North Dakota State (assistant, 84-85) Frazee High School (head coach, 1985-87), Minnesota-Morris (head coach, 1987-91), Battle Lake High School (assistant, 1991-93), Perham High School (1995-96) and Mahtomedi High School (assistant, 2007-present) … Led Frazee to its first state tournament in 1987, and a pair of sub-section and Heart O’ Lakes championships in 1986 and 1987 … Runner-up for 1988 NAIA College Division “Rookie” Coach of the Year at Minnesota-Morris … Graduated from NDSU in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education … Director/manager at Perham Area Community Center from 1993-97 … Currently, a sales representative for Wilson Company Marketing & Promotion, Inc. … Steve and his wife, Sheila, reside in Forest Lake … He has two sons, Shea and Quinn … Shea is a senior at the Creighton University Business School and Quinn is a sophomore at Minnesota.
1991 NCAA DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPION WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM: Four different defenses couldn’t stop them … A team headed for Division I couldn’t stop them … A record crowd of 7,064 couldn’t stop them … Instead, the women’s basketball players from the 5th-ranked North Dakota State University stopped 10th-ranked Southeast Missouri State University’s 22-game winning streak by claiming their first NCAA Division II championship with an 81-74 victory on March 23, 1991 … The national championship capped off a 31-2 season for NDSU. SEMO coach Ed Arnzen said, “I think they are truly the national champions … A club that can come in here and face that pressure…it takes a tremendous team to do that.” … Team is a word NDSU head coach Amy Ruley cherishes … Five Bison players scored in double figures against Southeast Missouri State … NDSU advanced to the national title game with an 83-76 win over Bentley College in the semifinals … The Bison again had five players in double figures against Bentley … Then sophomore Nadine Schmidt claimed her first of two NCAA tournament MVP awards … Schmidt was joined on the all-tournament team by lone senior Jill DeVries … The Bison road to the final four included wins over Bellarmine in the NCAA quarterfinals, and the NCAA North Central Region victories over North Dakota and Augustana that took place in Grand Forks … DeVries was the quarterfinals MVP, while Schmidt was the MVP of the regional … NDSU finished second in the North Central Conference with a 16-2 record … Sophomore Jody Buck was named the NCC Defensive Player of the Year … DeVries, Schmidt and Buck were named to the all-conference team … Capping off a storybook senior year, DeVries was named to the AWSF All-America first team and Kodak All-District team … DeVries, Schmidt, Buck and Ruley are members of the Bison Athletic Hall of Fame.
STEVE WEIDNER, men’s golf coach, 1982-1994: His life was taken on a rainy road in Rancho Santa Fe, California, while helping a stranded motorist on Jan. 4, 1995, but Weidner left a legacy that will endure forever … North Dakota State’s golf coach from 1982 to 1994 … His fundraising efforts helped to reinstate the program without interruption in 1990 … Named District 5 Coach of the Year for the 1990-91 season after coaching the Bison to their third North Central Conference title in four years, and a 12th place finish in the program’s first-ever NCAA national tournament appearance (Matt Mayer tied for fifth individually to highlight the NDSU effort) … Competed in Minnesota, North Dakota and national golf tournaments … Started as assistant golf pro in 1973 at the Fargo Country Club and became head golf pro in 1975 … Founder of the North Dakota Chapter of PGA Pros … Started the Eastern Dakota Junior Golf Association, North Dakota Challenge Cup, the Dakota’s Chapter Professional Golfers Association and the Fargo-Moorhead junior tour … Chairman for the Fargo-Moorhead Junior All-City Championship from 1979-1994 … Board member of the Minnesota Professional Golfers Association of America … Operations chairman for the North Dakota State Open in 1976 and 1978 … 1968 graduate of Baudette (Minn.) H.S. … Entered U.S. Air Force Academy in July 1968 and was discharged October 1968 … Graduated from Minnesota-Duluth with a business administration degree in 1973 … Survived by his wife, Shelley, who he married in 1971, and daughter Kari, who coached at NDSU.
CHUCK ERICKSON, baseball outfielder, 1979-82: Two-time NCAA Division II All-District IV selection in 1981 and 1982 … Two-time All-North Central Conference performer … Started four years for the Bison, setting 12 career hitting records including hits, at-bats, triples, home runs, runs scored, RBI and stolen bases … Hit .306 over his career including .339 as a senior, .320 as a junior and .303 as a freshman … His senior year included 31 runs scored, 17 RBI, 11 stolen bases, seven doubles, five home runs and a pair of triples … His junior season featured a career best .549 slugging percentage, 30 RBI and six home runs … Still tied for No. 4 all-time on the career charts with nine triples … Graduated from NDSU in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics … Two-year letterwinner at Moorhead High School in football and baseball … Played summer baseball for the Moorhead Blues American Legion team … Self-employed as a carpenter and contractor … Chuck and his wife, Jeanne, have two childen, Charlie (21) and Heidi (18).
LORI (ROUFS) HANSON, basketball forward, 1992-96: Valuable member of an NDSU team that won four consecutive national championships (1993-96) … The fourth straight Division II championship in 1996 was defined as one of “25 Most Defining Moments in NCAA History” … 1995 Kodak All-District Selection… 1995 Daktronics Division II All-Region second team … 1995 All-NCAA Regional Team … Two-time NCAA Elite Eight All-Tourney Team (1995, 1996) … Two-time All-North Central Conference selection (1995, 1996) … Set single-game school record with 43 points vs. Nebraska-Omaha (2-18-95) … Her 20 field goals made were school, arena and NCC records … Tied for all-time lead in games played (128) … Became the 15th member of the Bison 1,000-point club during 1995-96 season (1,263 points) … Still ranks No. 7 all-time in career free throws made (291) and free throws attempted (386) … Eleven-time letterwinner in volleyball, basketball and softball at Willmar High School … Eight-time all-conference selection … Second leading scorer in Willmar basketball history with 1,545 points … Inducted into the Willmar H.S. Hall of Fame in 2003 … Graduated in 1997 with a bachelor’s dgree from NDSU … Earned master’s degree from Hamline University in 2003, where she also finished administrative licensure this past spring … Currently teaching and coaching in Monticello, Minn. … Lori and her husband, Tim, have two children Olivia (6) and Wyatt (4).
JEN RADEMACHER, basketball guard, 1992-96: Valuable member of an NDSU team that won four consecutive national championships (1993-96) … The fourth straight Division II championship in 1996 was defined as one of “25 Most Defining Moments in NCAA History” … 1996 NCAA Regional MVP … North Dakota’s 1996 NCAA Woman of the Year … Two-time NCAA Elite Eight All-Tourney Team (1994, 1996)…First-team All-North Central Conference in 1996 …Two-time NCC All-Academic Team (1995, 1996) … 1996 NCC Defensive Player of the Year … Became the 16th member of the Bison 1,000-point club during the 1995-96 season (1,167 points) … On the school’s career list, tied for all-time lead in games played (128), No.4 in steals (264), No. 6 all-time in assists (371), No. 8 in free throws made (276) and No. 9 in free throws attempted (369) … Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education from NDSU in 1997 … Earned master’s of education from Concordia-St. Paul … Three-sport athlete at Heron Lake-Okabena-Lakefield High School … All-state and three-time all-conference in basketball, finishing with over 1,000 points … Two-time all-state and five-time all-conference in softball … All-conference peformer in volleyball … Started coaching career as assistant coach at Orono High School (1997-98) … Currently, Jen is a physical education teacher, and the head girls’ basketball and golf coach at Robbinsdale Cooper High School (1998-present) … Two-time Section 6AAAA Coach of the Year … Current president of the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association and co-chair of the MGBCA Clinic.
TONY SATTER, football running back, 1987-90: Described as the most explosive running back in North Dakota State football history during his career … Prominent part of two NCAA Division II national championship teams in 1988 and 1990 … Two-time first team All-American … Two-time first-team All-North Central Conference … Finished as the second leading rusher in school history (now fifth all-time) with 3,212 regular season yards and tallied another 1,296 yards in 10 playoff appearances … His 21 100-yard plus games was a school mark (now No. 2) and his total of 4,900 all-purpose yards is second-best in school history … Ran for 1,907 all-purpose yards in 1989 in just 175 attempts to post an incredible 10.9 yards every time he touched the ball … Finished his career with an average of 9.96 yards per carry in all-purpose for another school mark … His 1,014 yards in 1990 was one of the top single-season rushing efforts in school history … One of only four Bison to score five TDs in a single game vs. South Dakota State in 1988 … Averaged a school-record 8.8 yards per carry and 7.5 yards per carry over career, both school records … NFL tryout with the New York Giants in 1991 … Named to Sports Illustrated’s Top 50 North Dakota Sports Figures in December 1999 … Four-sport athlete at Fargo South High School … Member of four state championship teams in basketball (1985), football (1986), and track & field (1986-1987) … Bally National High School All-American and Gatorade’s North Dakota Player of the Year in 1986 … Inducted into the South High School Hall of Fame in 2004 … Graduated from NDSU in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in university studies … Tony and his wife, Jenny, have two children, Paige (12) and Ty (10) … Employed by Medtronics as a sales rep in the Spinal and Biologics Division in Eastern North Dakota since 2001.