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Kevin Bloom to be inducted into NDSU Hall of Fame

Kevin Bloom

St. Croix Central graduate Kevin Bloom will be honored for his college football exploits this Friday. North Dakota State University will induct six individuals into the Bison Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 21. The 47th annual induction class will bring the number of individuals enshrined to 290.

The newest Bison Athletic Hall of Fame class includes 1998 AVCA Division II national Coach of the Year Zaundra Bina, who was the NDSU head volleyball coach (1995-05), an assistant coach (1989) and player (1982-85); All-American football offensive lineman Kevin Bloom (1989-93); women's track & field All-American sprinter Jane (Loskot) Wick (1993-97); wrestling national champion and assistant coach Kris Nelson (1995-00); baseball all-region pitcher Mike Peschel (1999-03), and basketball all-region forward Denver TenBroek(1999-03).

The induction will take place in the Nodak Insurance Basketball Performance Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex in Fargo.  Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21 with the induction ceremony to start at noon.

The 2018 Bison Athletic Hall of Fame class will also be recognized at halftime of NDSU's homecoming football game Saturday, Sept. 22, against Delaware.

Here are the bios for this year's class.

Name: KEVIN G. BLOOM

Sport: Football

Position: Offensive Guard

Years: 1989-93

Honors: Second team All-American in two straight seasons (1992 & 1993)...1st team All-North Central Conference in both 1992 & 1993.

Stats/Comments: Named second team All-American two straight seasons by the Football Gazette and CM Frank All-American squads...NDSU won three straight NCC rushing crowns behind his blocking...NDSU went 24-8 over those three seasons … Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at offensive guard … At St. Croix Central High School, he started every game -- at defensive tackle and on the offensive line all four years … Three-time all-conference selection in football and AP first team all-state as a senior … Helped his four high school teams put together a 39-7 record including 13-0 and a state title as a senior … Also four-year starter in wrestling where he was a two-time conference champion and the State heavyweight champion as a junior … He was 20-0 his senior season, before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury … Graduated from NDSU in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering … Started with the 3M Company right out of college and has been working for 23 years in various positions, currently the Senior Principal Project Engineer leading major capital projects … He was the lead recruiter at NDSU for 3M, the NDSU/3M university relations team leader and currently serves on the NDSU Mechanical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board … Kevin, and his wife, Brenda, live in Roberts, Wisconsin, with son Braeden and daughter Erika.

Name: ZAUNDRA BINA

Sport: Volleyball

Positions: Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Player

Years: Head Coach 1995-2005

Honors: 1998 Tachikara/AVCA Division II Coach of the Year, 1998 Tachikara/AVCA Region Coach of the Year, Three-time North Central Conference Coach of the Year...Led North Dakota State to nine straight NCAA Division II tournament appearances from 1995-2003 including a national runner-up finish in 1998...NDSU won four North Central Conference championships

Stats/Comments: Compiled 257-119 record for .684 winning percentage in 11 seasons at North Dakota State including 33-4 record in 1998...Went 121-35 (.776) in North Central Conference matches...Overall record including five seasons at Augustana (S.D.) was 390-173 (.693)...Coached six players who earned nine AVCA Division II All-America awards including two-time selection Pam Stencel and three-time pick Carrie Jacobson...Daktronics, Inc. All-American Darthy Zimmerman...Two CoSIDA College Division Academic All-Americans (Jeni Jost, Janna Ruebke)...Head girls' volleyball coach at Fargo North High School, directing 1988 Spartans to Class A state championship with a 31-2 record...Assistant coach at Fargo Shanley High School (1986-88)...In 1986, Bina co-founded, organized and operated Red River Valley Junior Olympic Volleyball Program with Bison Athletic Hall of Fame teammate Pati Rolf...Coached RRV's Elite 16-and-under team to top finishes in several national tournaments...Outside hitter/defensive specialist at NDSU for Bison Athletic Hall of Famer Donna Palivec from 1982-85...Two-time NCC all-academic selection … Graduated from NDSU with a bachelor's degree in business administration with a minor in coaching and emphasis in public relations and organizational behavior, and master's degree in education … Native of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota … Two-time all-conference player, earning conference MVP honors as a junior … Currently an account executive for the Village Business Institute where she is responsible for new business development and customer retention … Previously, an account executive for Gameplan Technologies Inc. (2005-12) and Home of Economy (2005-07) … Has been high school volleyball official since 2006 … Lives in Fargo … Spends weekends at lake cabin on Star Lake.

NAME: JANE (LOSKOT) WICK

Sport: Women's Track & Field

Events: Sprints, Jumps

Years: 1993-1997

Honors: Twelve-time NCAA Division II All-American, including eight relays and four individual events ... Placed 3rd in the 55 hurdles at the 1995 NCAA Indoor ... At the NCAA Outdoor Championships, she placed 4th in the 100 hurdles in 1995 and 8th in 1996, and finished 7th in the 200 meters in 1996...Ran on eight All-American relay teams, including three 1,600 relay teams at the NCAA Indoor (5th/1993, 4th/1995, 5th/1996) ... At the NCAA Outdoor Championships, three 400 relay teams (5th/1993, 6th/1996, 3rd/1997) and two 1,600 relays (3rd/1995, 5th/1996) ... Ten-time North Central Conference champion, including six individual titles ... Won three NCC Indoor 200 meter titles in 1993, 1995 and 1996, and both the 55 meter and 55 hurdles in 1996 ... Member of three NCC Indoor champion 1,600 meter relay teams in 1993, 1995 and 1997 ... Captured the NCC Outdoor 100 meter hurdles crown in 1997 and member of the first place 400 meter relay at the 1993 NCC Outdoor. 

Stats/Comments: Battled back from injury during the 1994 season ... Member of four North Central Conference Indoor and four NCC Outdoor championship teams ... NDSU placed in the top 10 at the NCAA Indoor each season including a third place finish in 1995 ... The Bison also placed in the top 10 at the NCAA Outdoor including a sixth place finish in 1996...Still ranks in the NDSU career top 10 in six events ... Indoors, 4th in the 55 hurdles (8.16, NCC, 1996), 6th in the 60 hurdles (8.80, Iowa State, 1996), 8th in the 55 meters (7.25, NCC, 1995), and 9th in the 200 meters (24.96, NCC, 1996) and 1600 relay (3:45.48, Iowa State, 1995) ... Outdoors, she is 5th in the 100 meter hurdles (14.03, NCC, 1997) … Multi-sport athlete for Bishop Carroll High School (Calgary, Canada) and still holds the provincial 100 meter Hurdle record (1991) and a member of the 4x 100 meter relay record set in 1992 … Competed for the Calgary Spartans Track and Field Club where she won multiple provincial titles and was the National Champion for 18 and under in the 100 meter hurdles and 400 meter hurdles in 1992 … Worked in various managerial roles until 2001 where she found her passion in education and workplace safety … Since 2006, she has been with Workforce Safety & Insurance, and is the education and special programs manager responsible for developing safety and education programs and grants for employers in the state of North Dakota to help reduce occupational injuries and illnesses … Married Chad Wick (former NDSU baseball player) in 1997 and they live in Bismarck with their two children, Garrett and Austin.

Name: KRIS NELSON

Sport: Wrestling

Weight Class: 126, 133 / Assistant Coach

Years: 1995-00

Honors: NCAA Division II national champion and Most Outstanding Wrestler in 2000…Three-time NCAA Division II All-American...Member of 1998 and 2000 NCAA Division II national championship teams coached by National Wrestling Coaches Association and Bison Athletic Hall of Famer Bucky Maughan.

Stats/Comments: National champion at 133 pounds in 2000…Placed fourth at 126 pounds in 1998 and finished seventh at 133 pounds in 1999…Two-time North Central Conference champion at 133 pounds in 1999 and 2000…Member of 1997-98 NCC championship team…Won 83 career matches at NDSU ... University Nationals All-American, placing sixth at 125.5 pounds …Graduated from NDSU with a bachelor's degree in physical/health education and master's degree in education with an emphasis in athletic administration …  Spent nine years on the NDSU wrestling staff, his last five as a full-time assistant … Served as NDSU's assistant director of recreation and intramurals from 2002-05… Inducted into the North Dakota High School Wrestling Hall of Fame … He is a native of Lisbon, N.D., and won a pair of state championships rolling up a 128-19 career record … Three-time USA Junior Fila Nationals Freestyle/Greco-Roman All-American … National High School Coaches Association High School All-American … Named head wrestling coach at Minnesota State Moorhead in July 2009 … Competing in the rugged Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, Nelson has coached five All-Americans, several national qualifiers and more than a dozen NSIC All-Academic selections … He is a member of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Connection Committee … Kris and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Fargo.

Name: MIKE PESCHEL

Sport: Baseball

Position: Pitcher

Years: 1999-2003

Honors: North Central Conference Most Valuable Pitcher in 2000 and 2002 (missed the 2001 season with an injury)…All-Central Region both years … 2003 National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America Preseason All-American … 2002 National Comeback Player of the Year…Three-time All-North Central Conference first team…One of only four players in NDSU history to achieve that feat including HOF inductees Dick Marsden and Tom Assel.

Stats/Comments: Program's all-time leader with 24 wins (24-10)… Set career records for starts (38), complete games (25), shutouts (5) and strikeouts (265)…Pitched a one-hitter at Nebraska-Omaha in 2002…His 1.40 ERA in 2002 was second-best in school history…His 82 strikeouts in 2000 were second most and still rank fifth at NDSU…School-record eight complete games in 2000 and seven in 2002…Set NDSU records for fewest walks per nine innings in a season (1.53 in 2003) and career (2.63) … Native of Wahpeton, N.D., he was member of 1996 American Legion state championship team … Career .408 hitter and threw three one-hitters … All-conference quarterback for football team … Compiled a 36-17 record and 4.33 ERA over six seasons (2003-2008) in the Northern League for the F-M RedHawks and was named to the club's 10th Anniversary Team … Starting pitcher for 2004 Northern League All-Star Game … Member of two Northern League championship teams … Currently plays for amateur baseball team Moorhead Brewers … Currently a Managing Broker for Kilbourne Commercial Real Estate … Previously, a sales manager for Courts Plus Fitness Center (2008-13) and a mortgage broker (2004-10) … Mike and his wife, Brittany, have two children, Jett William and Cal Michael.

NAME: DENVER TENBROEK

Sport: Basketball

Position: Forward

Years: 1999-2003

Honors: 2003 Division II All-America third team by The Basketball Times …Three-time NABC All-North Central Region, including twice on first team …Three-time All-North Central Conference first team…Two-time NCC All-Academic Team …Graduated as NDSU's all-time leading scorer.

Stats/Comments: Three-year starter … Averaged 15 minutes per game off the bench in 26 games as a freshman … Graduated as NDSU's career scoring leader with 1,813 points and single-season scoring record holder with 666 points as a senior ... Also set career records for 3-pointers made (255) and attempted (678) … Tied the school record with seven 3-pointers against South Dakota in 2000-01 … Career-high 43 points at Augustana as a senior still ranks seventh in school history ... Led the Bison to a 20-11 record and fourth place in the NCC as a senior, the best finish in his four years under three different head coaches … The Bison went 62-48 in his career -- one year for Ray Giacoletti, one for Greg McDermott and two for Tim Miles … Finished 16th on South Dakota's all-time prep scoring list with 2,068 points … Three-time all-state performer and South Dakota's Mr. Basketball in 1999 … Led McIntosh High School to four straight state tournaments including championship in 1998 and runner-up finish in 1999 … Played alongside both his brothers, Trampas and Jeremy … Named the 1999 Midwest Sports Channel High School Male Athlete of the Year … State champion in both the triple jump and high jump … Maintained a 4.0 GPA in high school … Played professionally in Australia and Finland from 2004-06 … He was the SEABL MVP in Australia in 2006 … Currently works for Stryker Surgical … Previously worked as mechanical engineer for Emerson in Minneapolis … Denver and his wife, Patty (DeClercq), have two children, Ava and Isla.

Dave Newman

Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for more than 30 years.

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