Five inducted into MSU Athletics Hall of Fame
The MSU Athletics Department inducted five into the Athletics Hall of Fame during Homecoming. Those honored include Steve Auch, Eureka, Nev., Kathy Clott, Minot, Bob Holmen, Minot, Bill Koering, Upland, Calif., and Sheldon Warawa, Edmonton, Alberta.
Auch was an accomplished athlete and three-year letter winner for the Beaver football team from 1964 to 1967. He also participated in gymnastics and wrestling and served as an assistant football coach after his football career ended. During his time on the field, Auch was a two-time NDCAC All-Conference running back and was an Honorable Mention All-American selection in 1965. Auch was also an accomplished gymnast, being named Honorable Mention All-Conference in the rings and parallel bars. In 1965 he was ranked 12th in the nation in individual wrestling.
Clott, a special achievement award winner, attended Minot State University from 1971 to 1975, and she played softball for the university, 1972-1974. Following graduation, Clott began working in the MSU Athletic and Physical Education Departments on June 1, 1975. She retired May 31, with exactly 32 years of dedicated service. For 15 years she served as the administrative assistant for the two departments. When physical education moved to Old Main, Clott worked exclusively with athletics in the Dome. She also served as a mentor and mother for hundreds of student athletes during her time at MSU.
Holmen was a four-year letter winner at Minot State in football and track from 1979 to 1983. In 1982 he was an All- Conference, All-District, and Honorable Mention All-American selection as an offensive tackle. Holmen was a starter in 32 consecutive games for the Beavers over his four years as an offensive tackle. He was also a letter winner in track at MSU in the shot put and discus. Currently, Holmen is a mathematics instructor and track and field coach at Minot High School.
Koering was three-year letter winner in baseball, two-year letter winner in football, and one-year letterman for track. As a cornerback, kicker and punter for the Beavers, he led the Beavers in both offensive and defensive scoring numerous times from 1970 to 1973. In 1971 and 1972, he was an Honorable Mention All-Conference player in the NDCAC. He led District 12 his senior season with a 38.2 yard punting average. In 1972 and 1973, Koering was a third basemen and pitcher for the Beaver baseball team and led the team with a .449 batting average. He was a NDCAC All-Conference selection as well as a NAIA District 12 choice both seasons. At the conclusion of the 1973 season, he was named the Most Valuable Baseball Player in the NDCAC. He also participated in the NDCAC Conference track meet in 1973. In addition to his individual accomplishments, Koering also helped MSU to two conference championships in football, one in baseball and one in track. Koering had professional baseball tryouts with the Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants, and the Pittsburgh Pirates and had a professional football tryout with the Dallas Cowboys. He played semi-pro football with the Racine Red Raiders in the CSFL in 1974. In 1998, Koering was inducted into the North Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame.
Warawa played football for the Beavers from 1991 to 1994. He was a three-time All-Conference and one time All-District 12 football player while playing on the offensive line for the Beavers. During his four years, Warawa helped the Beavers to four NDCAC championships and qualified for the NAIA Playoffs in each of those four years. In 1992, the Beavers made it to the Final Four of the NAIA playoffs. Sheldon was also an Honorable Mention All-American Offensive Lineman in 1993 and a First Team All-American in 1994. Minot State football teams were 17-3 in the NDCAC during his tenure with an overall record of 29-14.