Outlook Magazine - Fall 2022


A coach and seven athletes are the newest members of the university’s Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction was held in conjunction for the first time with homecoming week festivities, including a banquet and introductions at halftime of the football game. ADistinguished Service Award also was presented.

Marcus Ball ‘11 , football 2008-09: In two years after transferring, he had 22.5 sacks, was the West Region defensive player of the year, two-time first team All-American, AP Little All-American, two-time first team All-WIAC and made the 2000-10 D3football.comAll-De cade Team. Joel Gaulrapp ‘11 , hockey 2007-10:Aforward on one of the most prolific scoring lines in team history, he was 2010 NCHA player of the year, 2010 first team All-American and three-time all-WIAC first team. Playing three seasons after transferring, Gaulrapp is fifth on the school scoring list. Meghan Hargens ‘11 , gymnastics 2007-10: She won the uneven bars national title in 2010 and finished with nine first team and three second teamAll-American medals plus 12 first team All-WIAC medals. A scholar athlete, she was 2010 national senior gymnast of the year. Julia Hirssig ‘10 , women’s basketball 2006-10: Aforward, she won the NCAAJosten Trophy for court and classroom excellence and community involvement. A three-time first team all-WIAC pick and 2010 player of the year, Hirssig was a two-time All-American with school records for single season (579) and career points (1,738).

Anne Steiner ‘99 , Distinguished Service Award: An athletics student writer and stat istician, she then was stat crew chief at more than 110 football games after graduating. She is CEO for Cprime, a tech consulting company that employs about 500 with thousands of cli ents worldwide. Mark Thomas , women’s basketball coach, 1987-2018: He had a 472-346 record over 31 seasons, the longest tenure of any school head coach, with five conference titles and 10 national bids. A six-time WIAC coach of the year, he also was an assistant for football, base ball and softball. Courtney Tideman ‘12 , soccer 2008-11: She was a four-year starter in the defensive back field and was the program’s first player to earn All-American designation, third team in 2011, the same year she was WIAC defensive player of the year and first team all-region. Kendall Wade ‘11 , football, track and field, 2005-10: He earned All-American honors in both sports, as a defensive back (first team all WIAC, first team all-region, honorable mention All-American) in 2009; and on the track (200 meter, 100-meter, 4x100 relay team). KaelaWold ‘06 , softball 2002-05: Playing out field two years then infield, she was four-time first team All-WIAC, the second Blue Devil to do so. Wold still holds school records in RBIs (115), doubles (52) and slugging (.681). She was a WIAC player of the year finalist in 2004.


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