Eight inducted into SCSU Athletic Hall of Fame

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Pamela Benoit

Pamela Raetz Benoit ’95

  • Sport: Swimming
  • Titles: Three NCC titles
  • Achievements: 1994 NCAA Division II Swimming Championships – breaststroke: third in 100 and 200; medley relays: fourth in 100, ninth in 400
  • School records: 100 and 200 breaststroke, 200 and 400-medley relays
  • Current residence: Rice
  • Career: Special education teacher, St. Cloud School District 
  • Comment: 11-time All American and competed in the NCAA Division II swimming championships each of her four years of competition.
Karen Scott

Karen Scott ’85

  • Sport: Tennis
  • Titles: Two individual and two doubles state titles and regional singles and doubles championships
  • Team titles: Three conference championship teams
  • School records: Best career won/loss percentage (83%), best career singles winning percentage (87%), best career doubles winning percentage (80%), best single-season winning percentage in singles (94%)
  • Current residence: Bloomington
  • Career: Sixth grade reading teacher at Valley Middle School 
  • Comment: Probably the most dominant women’s tennis player in St. Cloud State history.


Grant Nelson

Grant Nelson ’63

  • Sport: Wrestling
  • Titles: Conference (two), national (one)
  • Team titles: conference; third place at national NAIA
  • School records: Five
  • Current residence: Prescott, Wis.
  • Career: Retired after long career at West Publishing
  • Comment: In 1962, Grant won a conference title at 147 pounds with a 17-2 record that included pins of each of his opponents at the conference meet. Still very supportive and involved in the Husky wrestling program.


Bob Wolf

Bob Wolff ’62

  • Sports: Football and basketball
  • Team titles: Three conference titles, one district title in basketball
  • Member: St. Cloud State team in the 1962 National NAIA Tournament
  • Honors: All-conference in basketball
  • Current residence: Hackensack
  • Career: Taught at the St. Cloud State Laboratory School; was head tennis coach in 1967 and 1968 when the team won conference titles; Holt, Rinehart and Winston Publishing Co.
  • Comment: Bob was a member of the 1959 undefeated freshman basketball team.
Judi Larking

Judi McDonald Larkin ’85

  • Sport: Tennis
  • Titles: Individual state and regional championships, state doubles title
  • Honors: NCC Academic At-Large Team, 1985
  • Team titles: Three conference championship teams
  • School records: Won 77 career doubles matches
  • Current residence: St. Cloud
  • Career: Since 2000, she has been the head men’s and women’s golf coach at St. Cloud State
  • Comment: Judi and doubles partner Karen Scott were the first St. Cloud State women’s tennis players to compete in an NCAA championship.
Jack Conley

Jack Conley ’43

  • Sport: Basketball, baseball
  • Titles: Three-time all conference player, basketball
  • Team titles: Led the Husky basketball team to the National Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament in 1944
  • Honors: Member, Minnesota State High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame / Deceased
  • Career: Teacher, coach and athletic director at three Minnesota high schools
  • Comment: Jack also ran track for St. Cloud State.
Jim Stanek

Jim Stanek ’51

  • Sport: Head Husky baseball coach 1968-78
  • Team titles: Five conference titles and led team to third place in the 1969 National NAIA Tournament
  • Current residence: St. Cloud
  • Career: Retired from baseball coaching in 1978 and continued as an assistant and later associate professor in the physical education department until 1991
  • Comment: Jim’s overall record was 187-114-4 and his 1971 team placed third in the regional tournament.
Jeff Passolt

Distinguished Service Award
Jeff Passolt ’81

A well-known media personality, Passolt has emceed numerous events for St. Cloud State, including the annual Sportacular.

  • Career: News anchor at FOX 9 TV, Twin Cities
  • Awards: Three Emmys for Best News Anchor
  • Sport: Hockey, 1977-81
  • Recognition: 136 career points, 11th on the St. Cloud State all-time scoring chart
  • Current residence: Plymouth
  • Comment: As a student-athlete at St. Cloud State, Jeff got his first taste of television when he took TV production classes.

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