1980-1989

Dan Boos - 1980

Inducted - 1990

  • Three-time NCAA Division III Wrestling All-American
  • NCAA Division III wrestling national champion (142) - 1979
  • NCAA Division I National Tournament 8th place - 1979
  • Named NCAA Division I All-American, the only Luther athlete to receive this honor - 1979
  • NCAA Division III wrestling tournament runner-up (142) - 1978
  • Two-time Iowa Conference champion - 1979, 1980
  • Member of 1979 Iowa Conference championship team
  • Career record of 115-15-1

Dianne (Asfahl) Francis - 1980

Inducted - 1990

  • Four-year letter winner in cross country and track and field
  • 1979 AIAW All-American in cross country
  • 1979 Iowa AIAW meet champion in the 5,000
  • 1977 AIAW Cross Country National Meet qualifier
  • 1977 and 1978 AIAW Track and Field Regional qualifier in the 3,000 and 5,000
  • 1978 Iowa AIAW state track meet qualifier - placed in top three in all three long-distance race

Angie Smith Harris - 1980

Inducted - 1995

  • Three-year letter winner in basketball - 1978-80
  • Four-year letter winner in softball - 1977-80
  • Completed softball career ranked second all-time in triples (10)
  • Completed softball career ranked 10th all-time in RBIs (51) and stolen bases (14)
  • Career slugging percentage of .395
  • Member of AIAW Regional Softball Tournament Championship Team - 1978
  • Member of AIAW National Tournament Softball Team - 1980

Duane C. Petersen - 1980

Inducted - 2005

  • Four-year letter winner in track and field
  • Member of four Iowa Conference championship teams
  • Three-time Norse Relays Champion in Javelin, 1978-80
  • Four-time all-conference in Javelin
  • School record holder for old javelin (224-4'), this toss was also a Norse Relay and Carlson Stadium record
  • Three-time Drake Relays Qualifier
  • Three-time NCAA III National Track and Field Meet Qualifier, 1978-1980

Jeffrey J. Bouslog - 1981

Inducted - 1991

  • Four-year letter winner in wrestling
  • Two-time NCAA Division III all-American
  • National Champion (158) NCAA Division III Wrestling Tournament - 1980, 1981
  • NCAA Division III National Tournament Most Outstanding Wrestler - 1981
  • Two-time Iowa Conference champion - 1980, 1981
  • Member of the 1979 Iowa Conference championship team

Ruth (Hoppenworth) Dunn - 1981

Inducted - 2006

  • Four-year letter winner in track and field
  • Holds indoor record for the 300 meters (42.14) and 400 meters (58.34)
  • Member of 800 medley relay team that set outdoor school record in 1979 (1:50.34)
  • Set outdoor record in the 400 meters (58.34) at the AIAW Regional meet - currently ranks second all-time
  • Held records as part of the 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 relay teams
  • Ran on the first Norse women's 880 medley relay team to be invited to the Drake Relays in 1978

Mark Francis - 1981

Inducted - 1991

  • NCAA All-American in cross country after placing 5th at Division III National Championships - 1980
  • Iowa Conference cross country individual champion - 1980
  • Member of 1980 NCAA Division III cross country team national qualifiers that placed third
  • Named Most Valuable Athlete in cross country (1980) and track and field (1981)
  • Set cross country records in four and five mile runs
  • Set track and field records in the 5,000 and the 10,000
  • NCAA III Postgraduate Scholar

Dale R. Hallberg - 1981

Inducted - 1991

  • Earned four letters in football and three letters in basketball
  • Member of the 1978 IIAC championship football team
  • Served as Team captain in both sports
  • All-Iowa Conference selection in football - 1981
  • All-Iowa Conference selection in basketball - 1980, 1981

Mary (Huinker) McEnaney - 1981

Inducted - 2011

  • Two-year letter winner in basketball and softball after transferring from Waldorf College
  • Member of AIAW State Tournament runner-up basketball team - 1980
  • At conclusion of her career she ranked in the top-10 in points (461), rebounds (239) and assists (109)
  • Member of AIAW State Tournament championship softball team - 1981
  • Career numbers included - batting average (.351), home runs (8), RBI (48), doubles (10), triples (4)
  • Most memorable home run was a three-run, inside-the-park home run at the 1981 AIAW championship game versus Simpson College that secured the 3-2 victory for Luther
  • That same year she also posted a record of 8-1 as a pitcher with an ERA of 1.65.

Kathy Haugland Brandt - 1982

Inducted - 1992

  • Four-year letter winner in tennis - 1978-82
  • Four-time Iowa AIAW Flight One singles champion - 1978-81
  • Three-time member of Iowa AIAW championship team
  • Region VI AIAW Flight One singles champion - 1982
  • Participant in Small College AIAW National Tournament; 11th place team finish - 1982

Cyril G. Jervis - 1982

Inducted - 1992

  • Three-year letter winner in track and field - 1980-82
  • NCAA III All-American - triple jump - 1981
  • NCAA III National Track Meet runner-up triple jump - 1981
  • Two-time NCAA Division III National Track and Field Meet qualifier - 1981 and 1982
  • Three-time Iowa Conference champion in the triple jump - 1980-82
  • Holds school record in triple jump (48-5)
  • Broke his own school record in the triple jump twice - 1981

Douglas P. Kintzinger - 1982

Inducted - 1992

  • Four-year letter winner in basketball - 1979-82
  • Three-time all-Iowa Conference selection in basketball
  • Member of the Iowa championship team and NCAA Division III National Tournament Regional runner-up squad - 1982
  • Iowa Conference MVP - 1982
  • Luther's all-time leading scorer - 1,607 points
  • NCAA Division III Track All-American in the 1500 placing 5th at National Meet - 1981
  • Three-times all-Iowa Conference in track and field
  • Set conference and school record in the 1500 (3:50.35) - 1982
  • Member of the school record metric distance medley relay team (10:01.95) - 1982
  • Member of three Iowa championship teams
  • Two-time CoSIDA academic All-America - 1981 and 1982
  • NCAA Postgraduate Scholar - 1982

Robert A. Serres - 1982

Inducted - 1992

  • Four-year letter winner in cross country - 1978-81
  • Four-year letter winner in track and field - 1979-82
  • Cross country Most Valuable Freshman - 1978
  • Cross country Most Inspirational - 1979-81
  • Member of NCAA Division III Cross Country national runner-up team - 1978
  • Member of NCAA Division III Cross Country third place team - 1980
  • Member of four Iowa Conference championship cross country teams - 1978-81
  • Member of four Iowa Conference championship track and field teams - 1979-82
  • Four-times all-conference in 1500

Mike Woodhouse - 1982

Inducted - 1992

  • Four-year letter winner in football - 1978-81
  • Two-time all-Iowa Conference quarterback - 1980 and 1981
  • Iowa Conference Most Valuable Player - 1980
  • Ranked sixth in the NCAA Division III in total offense: more than 1,700 yards - 1980
  • Set six school records during his career
  • Career passing - 4,292 yards
  • Career total offense - 5,369 yards
  • Member of the Iowa Conference championship team - 1978

Todd H. Dehli - 1983

Inducted - 1998

  • Three-year letter winner in swimming
  • Team Movst Valuable Performer - 1981
  • NCAA Division III national meet qualifier as member of 400 freestyle relay - 1983
  • At conclusion of his career held Luther records in 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, and as a member of 400 freestyle relay

Desiree M. Kempcke - 1983

Inducted - 1993

  • Four-year letter winner in both volleyball and basketball - 1979-83
  • Two-time Co-captain in volleyball and basketball - 1981-83
  • All-Iowa Conference selection in basketball - 1983
  • Academic All-American in both volleyball and basketball her senior year
  • NCAA Post-Graduate Scholar

Steven P. Means - 1983

Inducted - 1993

  • Four-year letter winner in swimming
  • NCAA III National Swimming & Diving Championship qualifier in three events - 1983
  • Held school record in five individual events as well as a member of 400 freestyle and 800 freestyle relays
  • Team co-captain - 1983
  • Iowa Small College champion in three events - 1983

Michael J. Murphy - 1983

Inducted - 2003

  • Four-year letter winner in football - 1979-82
  • Named Freshman of the Year in football - 1979
  • Team co-captain - 1982
  • Three-time all-Iowa Conference nose tackle - 1980-1982
  • Also lettered in wrestling

Tricia (Price) Nelson - 1983

Inducted - 2013

  • Four-year letter winner in track and field - 1980-83
  • NCAA III All-American in long jump - 1983 (6th)
  • Luther's first women's track All-American
  • Team MVP - 1983
  • Norse Relays MVP - 1983
  • AIAW Iowa State heptathlon champion - 1982
  • AIAW National Meet Qualifier long jump - 1981 (11th)
  • At graduation held school records indoor long jump (17-4 1/2); member of outdoor 4x400 relay (53.03); outdoor heptathlon (3,921 pts); three indoor school records (4x1600, 4x176), 8-lap relay)

Kent D. Wagoner - 1983

Inducted - 1993

  • Four-year letter winner in golf
  • Honorable mention All-American - 1980
  • Second team All-American - 1982
  • Two-times all-conference placing third at conference meet in 1980 and 1981
  • Champion of Herman Sani Memorial Golf Tournament - 1983
  • Selected for Iowa Cup Professional Team - 1983-84

Carrie (Knox) Agre - 1984

Inducted - 1994

  • Three-year letter winner in tennis - 1981-84
  • AIAW National Tournament qualifier - 1982
  • NCAA Division III National Tournament qualifier - 1984
  • Iowa Conference MVP - 1983
  • Iowa Conference Tournament No. 1 singles and  No. 1 doubles champion - 1983
  • Two-time Macalester Invitational singles champion - 1983 and 1984
  • Member, ITCA seventh-ranked team in nation - 1984
  • Member, two Iowa Conference championship teams - 1982-83
  • Volunteer coordinator for International Special Olympics tennis event - 1991
  • Coached Special Olympics tennis team - 1990-91

Marcus Bell - 1984

Inducted - 1999

  • Four-year letter winner in football - 1980-83
  • Co-captain - 1983
  • Two-time first team all-Iowa Conference defensive back - 1982, 1983
  • Seventh all-time in career interceptions (11)

Loree Haugland Bren - 1984

Inducted - 1995

  • Three-year letter winner in cross country - 1981-83
  • AIAW All-American cross country placing 7th at national meet - 1981
  • Member of first two Iowa conference championship cross country teams - 1983-84
  • Cross country Team captain (1983) and track and field captain (1984)
  • Four-year letter winner in track and field - 1981-84
  • Iowa Conference champion in 1500 and 5000 - 1983
  • Two-time Iowa Conference champion 10,000 - 1983 and 1984
  • Luther record holder in the indoor two-mile run (11:17.6) - 1984
  • Member of school record indoor 4 x 880 yard relay team (10:03.5)

Eric Lorentz Bunge - 1984

Inducted - 1994

  • Three-year letter winner in track and field - 1981-1984
  • NCAA III All-American in the pole vault after placing sixth at national meet - 1984
  • Two-time all-conference in both the pole vault (1981, 1984) and javelin (1981, 1984)
  • Iowa Conference champion in the pole vault and javelin, - 1984
  • Named Luther's Most Valuable Performer - 1984
  • Graduated as co-holder of school record in the pole vault with a height of 15-0
  • Member of three Iowa Conference championship track and field teams - 1981, 1982, 1984

Robert Cassidy - 1984

Inducted - 1999

  • Four-year letter winner in golf - 1981-84
  • Three-times all-Iowa Conference placing fifth in 1982, first in 1983, and sixth in 1984 at conference meet
  • Iowa Conference MVP - 1983
  • Three-time NCAA III National Tournament qualifier - 1982-84
  • Member of NCAA Division III national tournament seventh-place team - 1982
  • Member of Iowa Conference championship team - 1983

Larry C. Davis - 1984

Inducted - 1995

  • Four-year letter winner in football - 1980-83
  • Letter winner in track and field - 1984
  • Three-times named first team all-Iowa Conference in football - 1981-83
  • Ranked seventh in the NCAA III for rushing yardage (1,094) - 1982
  • Ranked fifth in the NCAA III for rushing yardage (1,002) - 1983
  • Led Iowa Conference in rushing in 1981 and 1983
  • Completed career ranked second all-time for touchdowns (36) and third all-time in rushing yardage (3,278)
  • Signed with Cleveland Browns of the NFL - 1984

Willie Davismckennie - 1984

Inducted - 1994

  • Four-year letter winner in basketball - 1981-84
  • Member of two Iowa Conference championship teams - 1982 and 1984
  • Member of NCAA III National Tournament Midwest Region runner-up squad - 1982
  • Three-times all-Iowa Conference
  • Iowa Conference MVP - 1984
  • Two-time Luther MVP - 1983 and 84
  • Named Luther's Most Valuable Freshman - 1981
  • Lutheran Brotherhood Tournament MVP - 1983
  • Led team in rebounding - 1982 and 1984
  • Led team in scoring - 1983 and 1984
  • Completed career ranked first all-time for field goal percentage (56.7 percent), second for steals (133), third in both scoring (1,552) and rebounding (828)

Steven F. Harder - 1984

Inducted - 1994

  • Three-year letter winner in swimming - 1982-84
  • NCAA Division III National Championships meet qualifier as a member of 800 freestyle relay - 1983
  • NCAA III National Championships meet qualifier as a member of 400 medley relay - 1984
  • Five-time Iowa Small College champion
  • Broke or set 20 school records in seven events in three years at Luther

Susan J. (Haedt) Horick - 1984

Inducted - 1999

  • Four-year letter winner in tennis - 1980-84
  • Two-time AIAW singles champion - 1981-82
  • AIAW doubles champion - 1982
  • Two-time Iowa Conference singles and doubles champion - 1982-83
  • Iowa Conference No. 1 doubles champion - 1983
  • Member of first two Iowa Conference championship teams - 1982-83
  • Member AIAW National Tournament qualifying team - 1982
  • NCAA Division III National Tournament doubles qualifier - 1984
  • Member of NCAA Division III National Tournament qualifying team - 1984
  • Member of ITCA seventh-ranked team in nation - 1984

Paul Kirkland - 1984

Inducted - 1999

  • Four-year letter winner in swimming - 1981-84
  • Co-captain - 1984
  • NCAA Division III National Championships meet qualifier as a member of the 400 freestyle relay and 800 freestyle relay - 1983
  • NCAA Division III National Championships meet qualifier as a member of 400 freestyle relay - 1984
  • Held school record as a member of 400 freestyle relay and 800 freestyle relay at conclusion of his career
  • NCAA Division III Academic All-American - 1983

Greg Lonning - 1984

Inducted - 1994

  • Three-year letter winner in wrestling - 1980-83
  • Two-time NCAA III All-American (118) - 1982, 1983
  • NCAA III national champion (118) - 1983
  • Two-time Iowa Conference champion - 1982, 1983
  • Two-time All-Lutheran champion - 1982, 1983
  • Named Most Valuable Wrestler at All-Lutheran Tournament - 1982
  • Named Iowa Conference Wrestling Coach of the Year while at Central College - 1989
  • Named Wisconsin Conference Coach of the Year while at UW-La Crosse - 1994

David R. Sandquist - 1984

Inducted - 1995

  • Four-year letter winner in swimming - 1981-84
  • Three-time Most Valuable Swimmer - 1982-84
  • NCAA III National Championships meet qualifier as a member of the 400 freestyle relay and 800 freestyle relay - 1983
  • NCAA III National Championships meet qualifier in the 100 and 200 backstroke and 400 medley relay - 1984
  • Established school records in the 200, 500, 1,000 freestyle; 100 and 200 backstroke; 400 medley relay; and 200 individual medley
  • Eight-time Iowa Small College champion

Karen (Jordan) Van Zweden - 1984

Inducted - 2014

  • Three-year letter winner in swimming - 1981-83
  • Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Regional Meet champion in three events: 200 IM, 200 butterfly, and as a member of the 400 medley relay - 1983
  • At graduation held school records for 200 butterfly (2:23.34); 100 butterfly (1:06.53); 100 IM (1:05.99); and 1650 freestyle (20:13.15)

Larry J. Bonney - 1985

Inducted - 1995

  • Four-year letter winner in football - 1981-84
  • Four-year letter winner in track and field - 1982-85
  • Co-captain football - 1984
  • Co-captain track and field - 1985
  • Two-time all-Iowa Conference selection in football - 1983-84
  • Two-time first team academic All-American in football - 1983-84
  • NCAA Postgraduate Scholar

Scott Bouslog - 1985

Inducted - 2005

  • Three-year letter winner in wrestling
  • Three-time NCAA All-America (158) - 1983-85
  • Named Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American - 1985
  • Three-time Iowa Conference champion (158) - 1983-85
  • Named Outstanding Wrestler of All-Lutheran Wrestling Tournament - 1985
  • Career record of 110-24

David W. Bruemmer - 1985

Inducted - 2000

  • Four-year letter winner in track and field - 1982-85
  • NCAA Division III Indoor All-American placing seventh in pole vault - 1986
  • First Luther athlete to earn indoor All-American honors
  • Member of four Iowa Conference championship track and field teams - 1982-85
  • Four-time all-conference performer in pole vault - 1982-85
  • Iowa Conference Invitational indoor champion- 1985
  • Iowa Conference outdoor pole vault champion - 1985
  • Two-time Western Open champion - 1984-85
  • Two-time Forrest Ritgers Invitational champion - 1984-85
  • First Luther pole vaulter to clear (15-0) indoors
  • Co-holder of outdoor pole vault record at graduation (15-0)

Mike Carney - 1985

Inducted - 2015

  • Four-year letter winner in cross country - 1981-84
  • Three-time all-conference performer - 1982, 1983, 1984
  • Member of three Iowa Conference Championship teams - 1981, 1983, 1984
  • Two-time team MVP - 1983, 1984
  • Member of NCAA III National qualifying team - 1984
  • Four-year letter winner in track & field
  • Member of four Iowa Conference championship teams - 1982-85
  • Three-time all-conference performer in the 1500 - 1983-85
  • Three-time all-conference performer in 5000 - 1983-85
  • NCAA III National Outdoor Meet qualifier in 5000 - 1985

Jay Kamin - 1985

Inducted - 1995

  • Four-year letter winner in baseball - 1982-85
  • Letter winner in football - 1984
  • NCAA Division III All-American - 1985
  • Member of three Iowa Conference championship baseball teams - 1983-85
  • Three-time all-Iowa Conference selection as pitcher - 1983-85
  • Two-time Iowa Conference Most Valuable Player - 1984-85
  • Academic All-American - 1984

Allen D. Livingood - 1985

Inducted - 1995

  • Four-year letter winner in cross country - 1981-85
  • NCAA III All-American placing 11th at national meet - 1985
  • Member of three Iowa Conference championship cross country teams - 1981, 1984, 1985
  • Four-times all-Iowa conference in cross country placing 4th (1981), 9th (1982), 4th (1984), and first (1985) at conference meet
  • Iowa Conference MVP - 1985
  • Member of NCAA III national championship cross country team - 1985
  • Two-year letter winner in track and field - 1985-86
  • Member of two Iowa Conference championship track and field teams - 1985-86

Eric A. Olson - 1985

Inducted - 1995

  • Four-year letter winner in cross country - 1981-85
  • NCAA Division III All-American cross country placing 18th at national meet - 1985
  • Member of three Iowa Conference championship cross country teams - 1981, 1984, 1985
  • Named team MVP - 1982
  • Member of NCAA Division III national championship cross country team - 1985
  • Three-time all-conference in cross country placing 4th (1982), 10th (1984) and 4th (1985)
  • Two-year letter winner in track and field - 1983, 1985
  • Member of two Iowa Conference championship track and field teams - 1983, 1985
  • NCAA Postgraduate Scholar

Paul Quere - 1985

Inducted - 2010

  • Four-year letter winner in cross country and track and field
  • Member of three Iowa Conference cross country championship teams - 1983-85
  • Member of four Iowa Conference track and field championship teams - 1982-85
  • A three-time all-conference honoree in the 3000 steeplechase that included the conference title 1983
  • National outdoor meet qualifier in the steeplechase - 1985
  • Held the steeplechase school record (9:07.90) at the time of his graduation
  • Earned all-conference honors three times in the 10,000 - 1983-85
  • Professional triathlete, was the USA West Region long-course triathlon (1/2 Ironman) champion in 1997 and an all-American from 1996-98
  • Coached five Colorado high school state championship track and field teams
  • Earned conference coach of the year recognition 18 times
  • Named Colorado High School Athletics Association Coach of the Year four times
  • Has served as prep coach for three Olympic athletes

Robert J. Carr - 1986

Inducted - 1996

  • Four-year letter winner in wrestling - 1983-86
  • NCAA III All-American (126) - 1985
  • Three-time NCAA III National Tournament qualifier - 1984-86
  • Four-year Iowa Conference Championships finalist (126) -  1983-86
  • Iowa Conference champion (126) - 1985
  • Two-time All-Lutheran tournament champion
  • Team co-captain - 1985-86

Dave Cotton - 1986

Inducted - 2011

  • Four-year letter winner in football and baseball
  • Four-year starter at defensive back
  • All-Iowa Conference - 1983
  • Holds school record for career interceptions (19)
  • Member of Norse defensive unit that that allowed fewest points (89) in Luther history over a 10 game season
  • Member of three Iowa Conference championship baseball teams - 1983-85
  • Member of three NCAA Regional baseball teams - 1983-85
  • Career batting average (.316)
  • At conclusion of his baseball career he ranked in the top-10 all-time for runs scored (63), home runs (7), stolen bases (18), walks (49), hits (77) and RBI (50)
  • Production assistant, sports anchor, CNN Sports Atlanta/CNN Headline Sports/CNN International Sports/CNN Sports Illustrated
  • News anchor, KHQ-TV (NBC), Spokane, Wash.

Craig Crandall - 1986

Inducted - 2016

  • Four-year letter winner in cross country - 1982-85
  • Three-year letter winner in track - 1983, 1985-86
  • Member of three Iowa Conference championship cross country teams - 1983-85
  • Two-time all-conference performer - 1982 (10th), 1983 (7th)
  • Member of two NCAA III National Championship qualifying teams - 1984, 1985
  • Ran No. 5 for the Norse on national championship team - 1985
  • Member of four Iowa Conference championship track teams - 1983-86
  • Three-time all-conference performer in the 1500
  • Two-time all-conference in the 5000
  • Posted eight all-time top-10 times
  • Has completed 15 marathons since graduating from Luther

Grace (Beard) Eichten - 1986

Inducted - 1996

  • Four-year letter winner in tennis - 1982-86
  • Three-time Iowa Conference singles champion - 1983-85
  • Four-time Iowa Conference doubles champion - 1982-85
  • Two-time Iowa Conference MVP - 1984, 1985
  • Member of four Iowa Conference championship teams - 1982-85
  • Member of two NCAA III National Tournament qualifying teams - 1984, 1986
  • NCAA III individual qualifier - 1985, 1986
  • Career singles record (92-41)
  • Career doubles record (82-33)

Paul D. Hefty - 1986

Inducted - 2001

  • Four-year letter winner in football - 1982-86
  • Three-times all-Iowa Conference quarterback - 1983-85
  • Iowa Conference Most Valuable Player - 1986
  • Small College All-American - 1986
  • Finished career ranked first all-time for career passing yards (4,784), total offense (5,390) and completions (386), and third for completion percentage (49 percent)

Steven R. Johnson - 1986

Inducted - 2001

  • Four-year letter winner in track and field - 1983-86
  • Two-time co-captain - 1985, 1986
  • Member of four Iowa Conference championship track and field teams - 1983-86
  • Outdoor National Meet qualifier in high jump and triple jump - 1985
  • Indoor National Meet qualifier in high jump - 1986
  • Four-times all-conference in high jump and triple jump - 1983-86
  • Conference high jump  and triple jump champion - 1985
  • Two-times all-conference in long jump - 1984, 1986
  • Set Iowa Conference record in triple jump (47-2)
  • Set Luther record in high jump (6-9)
  • CoSIDA Academic All-American

William J. Kass - 1986

Inducted - 1996

  • Four-year letter winner in swimming and diving - 1983-86
  • NCAA Division III Honorable Mention All-American - 1986
  • Four-time NCAA III National Championships Meet qualifier in  both one-meter and three-meter diving - 1983-86
  • Luther's first national qualifier in diving
  • Luther record holder, all 1- and 3-meter dives
  • Placed 8th at Outdoor National Master's Diving Competition - 1995
  • Has coached numerous state qualifiers and team place winners in Minnesota and Wisconsin high and middle school competition

Linda (Swenson) Meis - 1986

Inducted - 1996

  • Four-year letter winner in cross country - 1982-85
  • NCAA Division III All-American placing 20th at national meet - 1984
  • Member of first two Iowa Conference championship cross country teams - 1984-85
  • Three-time Iowa Conference champion in cross country - 1982, 1984, 1985 and was the runner-up in 1983
  • Three-time Iowa Conference MVP - 1982, 1984, 1985
  • Member of two NCAA III national cross country meet qualifying teams that placed 6th in 1983 and 9th in 1984
  • Two-year letter winner in track and field - 1983-84
  • Two-time all-conference in 3000 meters including league champion in 1984
  • All-conference in 1500 and 10,000 - 1983
  • Held school records in three track and field events
  • CoSIDA Academic All-American

Jim Olds - 1986

Inducted - 2006

  • Four-year letter winner for football
  • Three-time all-Iowa conference linebacker
  • Team co-captain - 1986
  • Voted team's defensive MVP - 1986

David J. Olson - 1986

Inducted - 2001

  • Four-year letter winner in football - 1982-85
  • Co-captain - 1985
  • All-Iowa Conference wide receiver - 1985
  • Completed career ranks first all-time for career receptions (107), receiving yards (1,535), single season receiving yards (719) and tied for most receptions in a game (10) vs. Simpson in 1984

Robert W. Phelps - 1986

Inducted - 2006

  • Four-year letter winner in football and track and field
  • Two-time all-Iowa Conference defensive end
  • Competed on four Iowa Conference track and field championship teams
  • Three-time all-conference performer in shot put and discus
  • Two-time conference champion in discus - 1985, 1986
  • NCAA III National Championships qualifier in discus - 1985
  • Post collegiate athletic achievements include winning the Wisconsin State championship and the Head of the Fox championship in singles sculls; the Head of Rock championship in mixed doubles sculls, and the San Diego Crew Classic Championship

Stephan J. Sandness - 1986

Inducted - 1996

  • Four-year letter winner in cross country - 1982-85
  • Three-year letter winner in track and field - 1984-86
  • NCAA Division III All-American in cross country placing 13th at national meet - 1985
  • Member of four Iowa Conference championship track and field teams - 1983-86
  • Member of three Iowa Conference championship cross country teams - 1983, 1984, 1985
  • Most valuable freshman for cross country - 1982
  • Three-times all-Iowa Conference in cross country placing 6th (1982), 6th (1983), and 2nd (1985)
  • Member of NCAA Division III national championship cross country team - 1985
  • Two-time all-conference performer 10,000 - 1985 and 1986

Scott M. Sawyer - 1986

Inducted - 1996

  • Four-year letter winner in basketball - 1983-86
  • Three-time all-Iowa Conference selection - 1983-86
  • Member of Iowa Conference championship team - 1984
  • Co-captain - 1985-86
  • Completed career ranking first all-time in career free-throw percentage at 82.4 percent (220-267), sixth all-time n steals (89), eighth in assists (157) and 10th in scoring (1,107)

Susan (Paulson) Schuster - 1986

Inducted - 2011

  • Three-year letter winner in tennis - 1983-85
  • Three-time NCAA III National Tournament qualifier in doubles - 1983-85
  • ITA All-American in doubles - 1985
  • Member of NCAA III National Tournament qualifying team - 1984
  • Member of three Iowa Conference championship teams - 1983-85
  • Three-time Iowa Conference singles champion - 1983-85
  • Three-time Iowa Conference doubles champion with Grace (Beard) Eichten - 1983-85
  • Career singles record - 50-22
  • Career doubles record - 60-29

Bob Strube III - 1986

Inducted - 2007

  • All-Iowa Conference pitcher - 1985
  • Selected to the NCAA III Midwest Regional all-tournament first team - 1985
  • Drafted by Minnesota Twins in 16th round - 1985
  • Pitched for the Minnesota Twins - 1985-89

Lee A. Swenson - 1986

Inducted - 2002

  • Four-year letter winner in baseball - 1983-85
  • Member of three Iowa Conference championship teams - 1983-85
  • Two-time all-Iowa Conference catcher - 1984-85
  • Two-time NCAA Division III All-Region - 1984-85
  • Member of three NCAA Division III Regional teams - 1983-85
  • Completed his career with a .377 batting average and a .934 fielding percentage
  • Drafted by the Minnesota Twins - 1985
  • Three-year letter winner in football - 1982-84
  • Completed career as the school record holder for per punt average (over 100 punts) - 39.5 yards and ranked ninth for career punting yards (4,662)

Jody Wettach - 1986

Inducted - 2001

  • Four-year letter winner in softball - 1983-86
  • Four-time all-Iowa conference outfielder - 1983
  • Member of two Iowa Conference championship teams - 1985-86
  • Member of two NCAA III Regional qualifying team - 1985-86
  • Member of NCAA III Regional championship team - 1985
  • Member of Fourth place NCAA III National Tournament team - 1985
  • Completed career ranking 9th all-time for hits (90), 5th for triples (22), 6th for home runs (7), 15th for RBI (42) and 20th for runs scored (47)
  • Career batting average (.301) and slugging percentage (.512)

Denise (Wills) Thoen - 1986

Inducted - 2016

  • Four-year letter winner in volleyball - 1983-86
  • First Luther volleyball player to earn all-conference honors
  • Two-time all-Iowa conference selection - 1983, 1985
  • Two-time team MVP - 1983, 1985
  • Two-year letter winner in softball - 1984, 1985
  • Member of Luther's first IIAC championship team - 1985
  • Member of NCAA III National Softball Tournament team - 1985
  • Member of Fourth place NCAA III National Tournament team that placed fourth - 1985

Darsi (Doyle) Brown - 1987

Inducted - 1997

  • Three-year letter winner in basketball - 1985-87
  • Four-year letter winner in softball - 1984-87
  • NCAA Division III first-team All-American pitcher - 1986
  • Three-time all-Iowa Conference pitcher - 1985-87
  • Played on three Iowa Conference championship teams - 1985-87
  • Two-time Iowa Conference Most Valuable Player - 1985-86
  • Pitched three perfect games
  • Completed her career with the lowest ERA (0.84 in Luther history
  • Career record of 62-34
  • Member of NCAA III National Softball Tournament 4th place team - 1985
  • Three-time CoSIDA academic All-American - 1985-87
  • NCAA Postgraduate Scholar

Michael Evans - 1987

Inducted - 2007

  • Two-year letter winner in football
  • Four-year letter winner in track and field
  • NCAA III All-American in the javelin placing 6th at national meet - 1985
  • Three-time NCAA III National Championships meet qualifier in javelin - 1985-87
  • Four-time all-Iowa Conference performer in javelin - 1984-87
  • Iowa Conference champion javelin - 1985

Scott Kauls - 1987

Inducted - 2007

  • Four-year letter winner in basketball - 1983-87
  • Two-time National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) all-Region - 1986 and 1987
  • Three-time all-Iowa Conference - 1985-1987
  • Completed career with school record for most rebounds in a single season (323) - 1986-87
  • Completed career ranked seventh all-time in career rebounds (827), eighth in points (1,233), and ninth in career shooting percentage (52.5 percent)

Karen Newcomer-Aney - 1987

Inducted - 2007

  • Four-year letter winner in tennis - 1983-87
  • Four-time Iowa Conference singles champion - 1983-87
  • Played on four Iowa Conference championship teams
  • Two-time NCAA III National tournament qualifier - 1984 and 1986
  • CoSIDA Academic All-American
  • Received a GTE Graduate Scholarship and an Intercollegiate Tennis Conferences of America Graduate Scholarship - 1987
  • Singles career record of 110-27
  • Doubles career record of 89-21

Lori (Phipps) Pierce - 1987

Inducted - 2002

  • Four-year letter winner in cross country - 1983-85, 1987
  • Member of three conference championship cross country teams - 1983-84, 1987
  • Member of two NCAA Division III national qualifying cross country team (sixth in the nation - 1983) (ninth in the nation - 1984)
  • Two-time all-Iowa conference performer placing 3rd (1983) and 5th (1985) at conference meet
  • Two-year letter winner in track and field - 1985-86
  • NCAA III Outdoor All-American in 1500 placing seventh at national meet - 1985
  • Set school records in the indoors (4:51.64) and outdoors 1500 (4:41.84) - 1985
  • Indoor conference champion 1500 meters - 1985
  • Two-time all-conference 3000 - 1985-86
  • All-conference 1500 -1985
  • All-conference 800 - 1986

Scott K. Silberstein - 1987

Inducted - 1997

  • Four-year letter winner in football - 1983-86
  • Co-captain - 1986
  • Three-time all-Iowa Conference defensive tackle - 1984-86
  • Honorable mention Pizza Hut College Division All-American - 1986
  • Earned general tryout with the NFL - 1987
  • Three-year letter winner in wrestling - 1984, 1986-87
  • Co-captain - 1987
  • Academic All-American - 1987

Anne Marie Smith - 1987

Inducted - 1997

  • Four-year letter winner in basketball - 1984-87
  • All-Iowa conference - 1986
  • Two-time team MVP - 1986-87
  • Four-year letter winner in softball - 1984-87
  • All-Iowa conference utility player - 1984
  • Played on three Iowa Conference championship teams - 1985-87
  • Member of NCAA III National Softball Championships 4th place team - 1985
  • Postgraduate Scholar

Loran Storts - 1987

Inducted - 2012

  • Four-year letter winner in cross country and track
  • Member of three NCAA III National Championships qualifying teams including 1985 national championship squad
  • Member of four Iowa Conference cross country championship teams - 1983-86
  • Four-time all-Iowa Conference performer
  • Iowa Conference champion and league MVP - 1986 
  • Member of three Iowa Conference championship track and field teams - 1984-86
  • Nine-time all-Iowa Conference performer
  • Iowa Conference champion in both the 5000 and steeplechase - 1986
  • Two-time NCAA III National Meet qualifier in the steeplechase - 1985, 1986
  • Seven-time Ironman finisher
  • Heart of America Triathlon Series overall champion

David Haugland - 1988

Inducted - 2008

  • Four-year letter winner in baseball
  • All-Iowa conference selection at shortstop - 1985, 1987, 1988
  • Member of 1985 Iowa Conference and NCAA Division III National Tournament qualifying team
  • Completed career with school records for batting average (.383), career hits (102), runs batted in (64), doubles (20), and walks (53) and ranked first for slugging percentage (.519)
  • CoSida Academic All-American

Brian Hawes - 1988

Inducted - 2013

  • Four-year letter winner in cross country - 1984-87
  • Letter winner in track and field - 1985
  • Member of four Iowa Conference championship cross country teams - 1984-87
  • Member of four NCAA III National Meet qualifying teams in cross country - 1985 (5th), 1985 (National Champions), 1986 (13th), 1987 (5th)
  • Member of Iowa Conference championship track team - 1985
  • All-conference 10,000 - 1985
  • Four-time all-conference in cross country - 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987
  • Academic All-American

David J. Irgens - 1988

Inducted - 1998

  • Four-year letter winner in swimming - 1985-88
  • NCAA III national meet qualifier in 200 individual medley - 1986
  • Completed career holding school records in 200 freestyle and 200 IM; ranked third all-time in 500 freestyle; ranked fifth in both 100 freestyle and 200 backstroke

Daniel D. Marlow - 1988

Inducted - 1998

  • Four-year letter winner in football - 1984-87
  • Named team's Most Valuable Offensive Player - 1987
  • Two-time all-Iowa Conference offensive tackle
  • Two-time Academic All-American - 1986, 1987

Melanie M. Miller - 1988

Inducted - 1998

  • Four-year letter winner in tennis - 1984-88
  • NCAA III All-American - 1988
  • Volvo NCAA III Senior Player of the Year - 1988
  • NCAA III National Tournament qualifier, ranked 10th in the nation, singles, and 11th in the nation, doubles - 1988
  • Member of four Iowa Conference championship teams - 1984-87
  • Member of NCAA III National Tournament qualifying team that placed seventh - 1986
  • Four-time Iowa Conference singles champion - 1984-1987
  • Two-time Iowa Conference MVP - 1986-87

Kristin L. Ritland Pressler - 1988

Inducted - 1998

  • Four-year letter winner in tennis - 1984-88
  • NCAA III All-American - 1988
  • NCAA Division III national tournament qualifier, ranked 11th in the nation for doubles - 1988
  • Member of four Iowa Conference championship teams - 1984-87
  • Member of NCAA III National Tournament qualifying team that placed seventh - 1986
  • Two-time Iowa Conference singles champion - 1985, 1987
  • Four-time Iowa Conference doubles champion - 1984-1987
  • Career singles record (83-26)
  • Career doubles record (87-28)

Laura L. (Libbey) Sandness - 1988

Inducted - 1998

  • Three-year letter winner in cross country and track and field - 1985-88
  • Member of Iowa Conference championship cross country team - 1987
  • IIAC individual champion of St. Mary's Invitational, Augustana Invitational, Iowa Small College State Meet - 1987
  • Placed 5th at NCAA III Regional cross country meet - 1987
  • NCAA Division III national qualifier - 1987

Thomas D. Wolle - 1988

Inducted - 2003

  • Four-year letter winner in tennis - 1985-88
  • Number 1 singles and doubles - 1985-88
  • Two-time Iowa Conference singles champion - 1985, 1987
  • Iowa Conference doubles champion - 1988
  • Member of Iowa Conference championship team - 1988
  • Iowa Conference Most Valuable Performer - 1987

Paul Bunnell, Jr. - 1989

Inducted - 2015

  • Three-year letter winner in cross country - 1986-88
  • Two-time all-conference performer - 1987, 1988
  • Member of four Iowa Conference championship teams - 1985-88
  • Member of three NCAA III National qualifying teams - 1985 (1st), 1987 (5th), 1988 (13th)
  • Four-year letter winner in track
  • NCAA III All-American steeplechase - 1987 (6th)
  • Two-time NCAA III National Outdoor qualifier steeplechase - 1987, 1988
  • Three-time all-conference steeple chase - 1986-88
  • Iowa Conference champion steeple chase - 1987
  • All-conference in both the 1500 and 5000
  • School record holder 3000 meter run (8:39.64)
  • School record holder steeplechase (9:07.25)

Tiffany (Seymour) Hauptman - 1989

Inducted - 2004

  • Two-year letter winner in softball - 1988-89
  • Two-time all-Iowa Conference pitcher - 1988-89
  • Two-time all-Region pitcher - 1988-89
  • Member of three Iowa Conference championship teams - 1986-88
  • Member of four NCAA III Regional Tournament qualifying teams - 1986-89
  • Completed career with an ERA of 1.17 and ranked third all-time for shutouts (11)
  • Career record of 30-12
  • CoSIDA Academic All-American

Kenneth C. Heinecke - 1989

Inducted - 2009

  • Four-year letter winner in basketball - 1985-89
  • All-Iowa Conference - 1989
  • Team MVP - 1989
  • Completed career ranked first all-time in career three-point field goal percentage 41 percent (181-430), for three-point field goals in both a single season (75, 1989) and single game (seven, 1987), ranked 10th for career points (1,092)
  • Inducted into Luther's Phi Beta Kappa chapter
  • CoSIDA GTEAcademic All-American

Mona (Henriksen) Mitchell - 1989

Inducted - 1999

  • Three-year letter winner in track and field - 1987-89
  • Three-time all-conference performer in track and field (discus and shot put - 1986; discus - 1987; javelin - 1989)
  • Four-year letter winner in basketball- 1986-89
  • NCAA III Kodak All-American - 1989
  • Member of two Iowa Conference championship teams - 1988, 1989
  • Member of two NCAA III Regional championship teams - 1988, 1989
  • Iowa Conference MVP - 1989
  • Completed career ranked 5th all-time for scoring (1,233)

Joni (Ross) Moore - 1989

Inducted - 2009

  • Three-year letter winner in basketball
  • Played on two Iowa Conference championship teams - 1988, 1989
  • Played on two NCAA III National Tournament "Elite 8" (1988,1989)
  • Named all-Iowa Conference - 1989
  • At conclusion of career, ranked sixth all-time in career points (941) and third in rebounds (463) and held school records for most free throws in a single game (18 for 18 vs. Simpson, 1989) and for a season (122, 1989)
  • Two-year letter winner in softball
  • Member of three Iowa Conference softball teams - 1986-88
  • Two-times all-Iowa Conference at second base - 1987 and 1989
  • CoSIDA Academic All-American

Randall Ristau - 1989

Inducted - 2009

  • Four-year letter winner in football
  • Co-captain in 1988
  • Three-times all-Iowa Conference at defensive back - 1986-88
  • At the conclusion of his career he ranked third all-time for tackles (128), ranked eighth for interceptions (11), and 12th for kick-off returns (39) and fifth for kick-off return yardage (679)
  • Shared record for interceptions in one game (three vs. St. Olaf, 1987)

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