MIAC100: A Century of Champions

  • A Century of Champions: Eugene McCarthy
    May 25, 2020
    Affectionately known as the "Watkins Wonder," Eugene McCarthy starred for the Saint John's University men's hockey team during the program's first three seasons of MIAC play before becoming a seminal figure in Minnesota and national politics in the last half of the 20th century.
  • A Century of Champions: Ayrton Scott
    May 22, 2020
    One of the most challenging quarterbacks to defend against in MIAC history, Ayrton Scott racked up yardage and honors during his four years as a starter at Augsburg.
  • A Century of Champions: Fritz Waldvogel
    May 18, 2020
    The first sophomore in MIAC football history to be named league MVP and one of just three men to win the award twice, Fritz Waldvogel was a cornerstone of St. Thomas' football resurgence in the new millennium.
  • A Century of Champions: Amelia Campbell
    May 15, 2020
    A three-time NCAA Division III national champion, Amelia Campbell enjoyed a spectacular career as a multi-event competitor at Carleton College.
  • A Century of Champions: Emmanuel Egbujor
    May 14, 2020
    A six-time All-America honoree, Emmanuel Egbujor finished his sprinting career as the most decorated athlete in Augsburg men’s track and field history.
  • A Century of Champions: Terry Leiendecker
    May 11, 2020
    One of the finest goalkeepers in NCAA Division III history, Terry Leiendecker was a four-time All-MIAC selection at Saint John's from 1980-83.
  • A Century of Champions: Kenzie Torpy
    May 08, 2020
    The winningest goaltender in MIAC women's hockey history, Kenzie Torpy finished her career at St. Thomas as one of the most accomplished puck-stoppers in all of NCAA Division III.
  • A Century of Champions: Katie Schenfeld
    May 05, 2020
    A two-time individual MIAC women’s golf champion, Katie Schenfeld helped establish Gustavus as a force to be reckoned with at both the conference and national levels during her time in St. Peter.
  • A Century of Champions: Michelle Wong
    May 04, 2020
    A two-time MIAC Softball Player of the Year, Michelle Wong finished her four-year career at St. Thomas ranked 19th on the NCAA Division III all-time hits leaderboard with 239 as a Tommie.
  • A Century of Champions: May Lin Kessenich
    May 01, 2020
    One of the top liberos in MIAC history, May Lin Kessenich was a four-year starter and the only outright three-time MIAC Defensive Player of the Year ever.
  • A Century of Champions: Arlo Brunsberg
    April 30, 2020
    One of just 10 men in MIAC history to play baseball in the Major Leagues, Arlo Brunsberg was a three-sport star at Concordia College from 1958-62.
  • A Century of Champions: Bob Hauck
    April 27, 2020
    A four-year letter-winner and four-time Most Valuable Swimmer, Bob Hauck was a 23-time All-American and seven-time national champion at St. Olaf.
  • A Century of Champions: John McNally
    April 24, 2020
    The first four-sport letterman in Saint John's history, John McNally competed in football, baseball, basketball, and track and field in the early days of the MIAC.
  • A Century of Champions: John Ruddy
    April 21, 2020
    The ace on a pair of MIAC championship baseball squads, John Ruddy was as talented a pitcher as the conference has ever seen.
  • A Century of Champions: Kimani Williams
    April 20, 2020
    A three-time All-MIAC selection, Kimani Williams finished his soccer career at Macalester as the most prolific scorer in program history.
  • A Century of Champions: Tina Kampa
    April 17, 2020
    An All-American in two sports during her time as a Blazer, Tina Kampa has the rare distinction of helping both the CSB volleyball and basketball teams to deep NCAA Tournament runs. 
  • A Century of Champions: Marie Marsman
    April 13, 2020
    A seven-time individual national champion with two more national titles as part of relay teams, Marie Marsman had as storied an athletic career as any student-athlete in MIAC history.
  • A Century of Champions: Renee Erickson Lang
    April 10, 2020
    A four-time track and field All-American at Concordia, Renee Erickson Lang won consecutive NCAA Division III national championships in the javelin in 1994, 1995 and 1996, and was the national runner-up in 1997.
  • A Century of Champions: Jake Campbell
    April 07, 2020
    One of just nine four-time All-MIAC runners in conference history, Jake Campbell earned three All-America nods in cross country during his time at St. Olaf.
  • A Century of Champions: Kelly Foley
    April 06, 2020
    The first three-time Conference Player of the Year in MIAC Volleyball history, Kelly Foley finished her incredible career with 1,656 kills and 425 blocks at St. Thomas.
  • A Century of Champions: Teisha Smith Devine
    April 03, 2020
    The ace of Saint Mary's first-ever national championship squad, Teisha Smith Devine will be remembered as one of the greatest pitchers in NCAA Division III softball history.
  • A Century of Champions: Caroline Boatz White
    March 30, 2020
    The first-ever MIAC champion in the women's pole vault, Caroline Boatz White left a lasting legacy on the Saint Benedict track and field program, despite coming to campus with no prior experience in the sport.
  • A Century of Champions: Jill Ament Gibbon
    March 27, 2020
    A three-sport standout during her four years at St. Catherine, Jill Ament Gibbon earned an incredible 11 varsity letters while competing on the Wildcats' soccer, hockey, and track and field teams.
  • A Century of Champions: Al Frost
    March 24, 2020
    A letter-winner in both basketball and football at Hamline University in the 1960s, Al Frost left a legacy as one of the top scorers in MIAC history. 
  • A Century of Champions: Dale Turnquist
    March 23, 2020
    A three-time All-MIAC and two-time All-America selection, Dale Turnquist enjoyed an outstanding career at Bethel College from 1989-91.
  • A Century of Champions: Kate Ryan Reiling
    March 20, 2020
    Captain of Macalester's 1998 NCAA Division III national championship squad, Kate Ryan Reiling helped lead the Scots to a 76-9-3 overall record during her four years, while winning three MIAC championships.
  • A Century of Champions: Anne Sikorra Holdener
    March 18, 2020
    A two-time MIAC multievent champion during her time at St. Catherine, Anne Sikorra Holdener left an impressive mark on the Wildcats' track and field program.
  • A Century of Champions: Nikki Conway
    March 16, 2020
    A two-time All-America selection and the 2006 MIAC Player of the Year and Division III Catcher of the Year, Nikki Conway left her mark as one of the greatest softball players in St. Thomas, MIAC, and NCAA Division III history.
  • A Century of Champions: Lute Olson
    March 13, 2020
    Luther “Lute” Olson was an Augsburg student from 1952-56, playing three sports -- football, basketball, baseball -- while earning a double major in history and physical education.
  • A Century of Champions: Chris Coste
    March 10, 2020
    A three-time MIAC Most Valuable Player and All-America honoree, Chris Coste put together a Hall of Fame career as a pitcher and third baseman at Concordia.
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