Eight former Husky greats, representing seven different sports competing from the 1960s to 2005, were inducted into the St. Cloud State University Athletic Hall of Fame in October during a morning ceremony at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. Minnesota Twins television play-by-play announcer and St. Cloud State alumnus Dick Bremer ’78 was the master of ceremonies for the program.
High school girls’ sports pioneer Carol Smith was honored posthumously with the Distinguished Service Award. Smith taught 32 years at Paynesville High School. She established girls’ sports programs there by coaching basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and track and field. Smith also pioneered St. Cloud State women’s intercollegiate athletics, playing on the inaugural 1969 Husky Softball squad.