Eight enter Athletic Hall of Fame class
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sheri Mandell Carlson
Sheri Mandell Carlson holds the career records for solo blocks and block assists, marks no Husky volleyball player has come close to matching. She led St. Cloud State in blocks in each of her four years on the team. Her 1,173 kills rank sixth on the all-time attacks chart. Carlson was named to the All-North Central Conference (NCC) team three times, including first-team honors in 1988 and 1989, when she led the NCC in blocks per game. She was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association North Central Region team in 1988 and 1989. The Huskies won 94 matches during Carlson’s career, earning national rankings as high as 13th in 1986 and 12th in 1988. The 1988 Huskies advanced to the NCAA Division II North Central Region Tournament and won three invitational championships.
In her senior year, Brenda Meyer Corrow was named most valuable player of the NCC. Corrow recorded 1,384 points and 863 rebounds from 1992-96. She was a three-time All-NCC team selection and won the league scoring and rebounding titles her junior and senior seasons. As a senior, Corrow ranked 20th in NCAA Division II scoring with a 21.5 scoring average. She was a Kodak Honorable Mention All-American, and College Sports Information Directors of America and was named to the Kodak All-District VII Team. Corrow’s name is among the top 10 in 10 school-record categories.
In 1996 and 1997, Dustin DeRosier was a leading pole vaulter in NCAA Division II competition. DeRosier captured two NCC Championships in 1997, winning the indoor pole vault with a record 17’4” vault. During the outdoor season, he won the vault with a mark of 16’3”. His national experience included a championship in the indoor vault and second place in the outdoor vault in 1997. He earned four All-American titles. In addition to his athletic talent, DeRosier was a five time Academic All-American.
Diane Heydt coached 11 women’s swimming and diving teams and six men’s swimming and diving squads, a pioneering role at the NCAA Division II level. As the women’s coach, Heydt mentored 89 All-Americans, including diver Mary Ahlin, a four-time national champion, and Sarah Loquai, the first St. Cloud State diver to win an NCAA individual title. She also coached 23 NCC champions and was named the NCC Swimming Coach of the Year in 1992 and 2000. During Heydt’s tenure, every school record was broken. As men’s coach, Heydt tutored 28 All-Americans and compiled a dual meet record of 22-17-1. Her men’s teams produced 15 NCC champions and broke nearly half the university’s records. In 1999, the men’s squad finished 16th at the national championships.
Michelle Nelson LeBow is the greatest distance runner in St. Cloud State history. She holds six school records in distance events, including the 1,500, 3,000 and 5,000 meter events in indoor track and the 3,000, 5,000, and 10,000 meter events in outdoor track. LeBow was a four-time track and field All-American from 1990-92 and a cross country All-American in 1991. She was a five-time NCC champion, winning conference titles in the indoor 10,000 meters in 1990 and 1991, the indoor 3,000 meters in 1991 and the outdoor 3,000 meters in 1991 and 1992. She earned two second-place finishes in the 10,000 meter run at the 1990 and 1991 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Jeff Saterdalen was one of the pioneers of NCAA Division I hockey at St. Cloud State. He joined the team in 1988-89, the second season of Division I competition at St. Cloud State, and helped establish the men’s program’s national reputation. From 1988-92, Saterdalen recorded 78 goals and 101 assists for a career total of 179 points. He owns team records for career points and assists, and ranks second in career goals. Saterdalen also helped the Huskies gain their first-ever NCAA Division I tournament bid in 1989. Saterdalen ranks among the top 10 in several season-record categories. A two-time team most valuable player, Saterdalen helped guide the Huskies into the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and was named to the All-WCHA Honorable Mention list in 1991-92 and the Academic All-WCHA squad in 1990-91.
For a half century, Larry Sundby has been one of the leading lights of competitive tennis in Minnesota. Sundby played four years of singles and doubles tennis for the Huskies beginning with the 1959-60 season.
A two-time NCC champion at 190-pounds in 1988 and 1989, Nate Toedter gained NCAA Division II All-America honors three times during his collegiate wrestling career. Toedter was invited to the NCAA Division II championships in 1989 and earned All-America honors with an eighth-place finish. He charted a 30-10 record for the Huskies in 1986-87, then notched a 33-4 record the following year for his first conference title. To cap his senior season, Toedter went 37-6, earning another NCC title and third-place at the NCAA Division II championships.