Bison Athletic Hall of Fame inducts 41st Class
Six new members were inducted into the Bison Athletic Hall of Fame 41st annual class at an awards luncheon Oct. 5. The addition of the new members brought the number of individuals enshrined to 251.
The newest members are sprinter Tamara Gilmore Sather, wrestler Lon Brew, NCAA national champion high jumper Penny (Ensrud) McLagan, wide receiver T.R. McDonald, basketball forward Darci (Steere) Wash and quarterback and decathlete Dr. Arden M. Beachy.
Gilmore Sather was a sprinter from 1987-90, who earned NCAA Division II All-America honors on the Bison 1990 indoor 1,600-meter relay team. A team captain, she ran on three North Central Conference outdoor champion 400-meter relay teams during her career and won the 1989 NCC indoor 55-meter dash championship. She lives in Chanhassen, Minn.
Brew was a three-time NCAA Division II wrestling All-American and was the North Central Conference 142-pound champion in 1978. He was a three-time conference runner-up in 1976, 1977 and 1979. He lives in the Minneapolis area.
McLagan is considered one of the most successful high jumpers in NDSU history. She was national champion in 1993 and a four-time All-American. She lives in Fargo.
McDonald was a first team All-North Central Conference in 1992 and 1993. He was an All-America in 1993, named as a third team selection by the Associated Press and a first team pick by both the Daktronics NCAA Division II and The Football Gazette. He also was an Academic All-American selection in 1993. He is a senior examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Wash was a member of three NCAA Division II national championship teams and one national runner-up from 1990-94. During her senior year, she was selected to the 1994 Kodak Division II All-District and All-America team. Darci is married to former Bison linebacker coach, assistant coach and current Seattle Seahawks assistant Todd Wash.
Beachy was a first team All-North Central Conference quarterback in 1991 and 1992 and third team All-American selection in 1992. He also was a three-time NCAA Division II All-American in track and field in the decathlon. He has a family medicine practice in Staples, Minn.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.