Six new members will be inducted in the NMU Sports Hall ofFame in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend 2004, October 15-16.
The induction dinner and ceremony will take place Friday, Oct. 15 in the GreatLakes Rooms of the Don H. Bottum University Center
Social hour begins at 6:30, dinner at 7:30and the induction program at 8:15 p.m.
Tickets are $17.50 per person. Reservations are required and can be made bysending a check payable and addressed to the NMU Sports Hall of Fame, 1401Presque Isle, Marquette, MI 49855
For additional information, contact the NMU AlumniAssociation
This yearÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s inductees are:
Dr. Thomas L. Knauss ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜54
A long-time supporter of NMU athletics, Dr. Knaussis a retired professor of mathematics at Northern Michigan University.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ A Duluth, Minn. native, he served on the NMU Athletic Councilfor 27 years, serving 13 years as chairperson of the council.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Dr. Knauss wasinstrumental in assisting NMU athletes in continuing their academic careersfollowing their undergraduate work.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Dr. Knauss dedicated himself to promotingNMU student athletes for post-graduate scholarships through the NationalCollegiate Athletic Association.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ His commitment to Northern is extensive andtireless.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He has served on numerous NMU committees and boards in a leadershipcapacity, including the NMU Sports Hall of Fame Board and the former GoldenWildcat Club board. He holds an NMU Alumni Association Distinguished AlumniAward.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ In the Marquette community, Tom played important roles in the creation of thecityÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s VeteranÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s Memorial Park and the Presque Isle Pavilion. It would bedifficult to find a man more dedicated to community and alma mater than Dr. TomKnauss.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Dr. Knauss and his wife, Mary, live in Marquette and have two adult children.
A Milwaukee native, Mark lettered in football at Northern,1987-1988-1990. He was a two-time All-GLIAC First Team Linebacker. In 1990,Mark had a stand-out year and captured honors as NMUÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s Most Valuable Player,Most Valuable Linebacker and served as co-captain, in addition to receiving anumber of other honors. After leaving Northern, Mark played in the NFL with theBuffalo Bills and Arizona Cardinals, participating in two Super Bowls, 1992 and1993.
Barb Maszlewski ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™74 ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜78
A Detroit native, Barb Maszlewski was a leader for womenin the field of athletic training in the Upper Peninsula.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ After suffering a career-ending injurywhile a member of NMUÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s 1970-71 WomenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s Field Hockey team, BarbÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s desire toremain involved in athletics led her to sports medicine.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She became NMUÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™sfirst female student athletic trainer.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She received her undergraduate degreein Physical Education in 1974 and went on to teach and coach at Houghton High School
Stacy Metro ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜94
Stacy Metro is one of the most decoratedvolleyball players in NCAA Division II history.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ A Lakewood, Calif.
Mark Simon ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜86
After leading Stephenson High School
Jennifer (Kleemann) Urick ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜94
In a time of prominence for NMU swimming, Jenny Kleemannwas a standout.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Jenny lettered at NMU, 1989-92.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Her swimming honors areextensive.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She is a nine-time NCAA national champion; 28-time NCAAAll-American; set three NCAA II national records.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ In her swimming career atNorthern, Jenny was a 25-time GLIAC champion and set five GLIAC records, inaddition to being named GLIAC Swimmer of the Year in 1991.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She was named NMUÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™smost valuable swimmer in her freshman year.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Seven of JenniferÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s NMU swimmingrecords still stand.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ After leaving Northern, she continued her involvement inthe sports, coaching atÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ the high school level in Illinois