Minot State Athletics adds five individuals, one team to Hall of Fame
The 2012 Hall of Fame class includes Michelle (Boyeff) Hoff, Harry Mills, Ken Vetter, Lisa (Webb) Hodgins, the 2003 Minot State Men's Cross Country Team and special achievement winner Joe Alme.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place during halftime of the Beavers home football game against the University of Minnesota Crookston on Saturday (Oct. 20). The game begins at 2:30 p.m. at Herb Parker Stadium.
A banquet to honor the 2012 inductees is Saturday evening (Oct. 20) with a social at 6 p.m. and banquet at 7 p.m. in the Conference Center on the third floor of the MSU Student Center The price for the meal is $20 per person. For more information or to purchase a ticket for the banquet, contact the Minot State Athletic Department at 852-3041.
Michelle (Boyeff) Hoff
Lisa (Webb) Hodgins
Alme earned a special achievement award - the 11th such award winner in the Beavers' Hall of Fame and the first to earn the award since Kathy Clott in 2007 - for his involvement in reviving the Minot State Marching Band. Alme was an Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Minot State and a co-director of the Beaver Athletic Band. The Minot State Marching Band returned to the football field in the fall of 2010 after a 25-year hiatus.
Alme earned his BSE from Minot State and is a member of MISU's Academic Hall of Fame. He retired in May.
Alme and his wife have three children and five grandchildren.
Minot native Hoff was a record-breaking performer in both indoor and outdoor track and field for Minot State. She finished her four-year career in 2001 having set four indoor and three outdoor school records.
She was named All-American three times and was named an NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete in 2000 and 2001 and the 2001 DAC-10 Most Valuable Graduating Senior.
Hoff lives in Parshall, N.D. She and her husband have two sons.
Mills, from Las Vegas, Nev., was one of the most explosive players on the football field and on the track in Minot State history. He was a two-time NAIA All American, garnering NAIA.net and NAIA First Team All-American status. Both his 1,490 total yards receiving and his 135.6 yards per game were DAC-10 single-season records. Mills finished his career with Minot State with 3,069 yards receiving and 31 touchdowns.
He was also named an NAIA Track & Field All-American in 2003. He held the MISU record in the 55 and was named the DAC-10 Outstanding Senior and Outstanding Field Athlete.
Mills currently lives in North Las Vegas, Nev., where he is a driver for Republic Services. He and his wife have three children.
Vetter, a Minot, N.D. native, is considered one of the top MISU wrestlers to compete in the 1970s. He finished in sixth place at the 1975 NAIA National Championship at 149 pounds, earning All-American status. He was a four-time conference finalist and a three-time conference champion, taking first in 1973, 1974 and 1975.
He also led the Beavers to three team conference titles in 1973-1975 and just missed a perfect four-for-four team-title performance as Minot State was runner up in his first season in 1972.
Vetter retired from coaching and teaching at Minot Public Schools in 2008. He and his wife have three children and two grandchildren.
Hodgins finished her three-year career as the most decorated volleyball player in the school's history. Originally from Brandon, Manitoba, Hodgins was twice named NAIA All-American, earning Honorable Mention spots in 2002 and 2004. She was the DAC-10 Player of the Year in 2004 and was an All-Region and All DAC-10 selection in 2002-2004.
Hodgins lives in Lenore, Manitoba, and teaches elementary school in the Fort la Bosse School Division. She and her husband have a daughter.
The 2003 men's cross country team joins the 2002 team in the Hall of Fame, which represent the only two national titles won by Minot State teams during the school's NAIA affiliation.
Members of the 2003 team are Jesse Bergstedt, Wimbledon, N.D.; Zach Burdick, Devils Lake, N.D.; Corey Duquette, Tustin, Calif.; Lance Gehring, Minot, N.D.; Nick Glimsdahl, Grand Forks, N.D.; Eric Hanson, Kremlin, Mont.; Brian Knowles, Eagle Rock, Alaska; Pat Marion, Ottawa, Ontario; Nolan Taylor, Great Falls, Mont.; Chad Wallin, Twin Falls, Idaho and John Wetsit, Wolf Point, Mont. The team was coached by Scott Simmons who won his second national title in three seasons at the helm of the Beavers.