Hensel to be inducted to MSUM Sports Hall of Fame
The Minnesota State University Moorhead athletic department has announced the 2019 Dragon Sports Hall of Fame inductees. Nine individuals and one team were selected to be honored including Frazee’s Jennifer Hensel.
"This year's Dragon Sports Hall of Fame class spans five decades of Dragons whose accomplishments speak for themselves," MSUM athletic director Doug Peters said. "The committee did a great job of selecting a fantastic class."
Hensel (Women's Track and Field 2005-08) was a two-time national champion in pole vault, winning outdoors in 2007 (12-9) and 2008 (school record 13-2 1/4) to become MSUM's first pole vault individual national champion.
She was a six-time All-American in pole vault and is the current school record holder indoors (13-2 1/4) and outdoors (13-7 1/4). Hensel also set the second fastest 55-meter dash in school history (7.18).
The other inductees are: Joey Andreasen (Wrestling 1992-95); Rod McClendon (Men's Track and Field 1979-82); Jeff Meland (Men's Track and Field 1983-85); Mike Polomny (Men's Basketball, 1988-93); Mike Reem (Football, 1968-71); Ashley Roemer (Women's Track and Field, 2007-08); Jessica (Trautwein) Myxter (2003-07, Track and Field and Women's Basketball); Ralph Western (Men's Basketball, 1988-92), and the 1979 Men's Track and Field team.
The individuals and team will be honored at the Hall of Fame banquet on Friday, Oct. 4 at Comstock Memorial Ballroom on the MSUM campus with the meal beginning at 5:30 p.m. One individual, track and field athlete Jeff Meland, will be inducted in the 2020 class because of a conflict. For more information on the ceremony contact Gloria Riopelle by calling (218) 477-5824 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.