MSU athletics selects 3 for 2014 Hall of Fame class
Daily News Staff
The Minot State University Athletics Hall of Fame Committee has selected former student-athletes Ed Boos, Dave Richter and Leonard Volk to be inducted as the 2014 class.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place during halftime of the Beavers home football game against Minnesota Crookston on Oct. 25 with kickoff slated for 1:30 p.m. A brunch to honor the 2014 inductees, held at the Conference Center on the third floor of the Minot State Student Center, will precede the game at 10:30 a.m.
Boos is a Glasgow, Mont., native who was a two-time All-American in the javelin from 1980-82. He also earned District 12 championships in 1981 and 1982 and was the 1981 North Dakota College Athletic Conference champion.
In 1981 he finished third overall at the NAIA National Championships in Houston, Texas, and repeated with a third-place performance in 1982 in Charleston, WVa. He left Minot State as the school-record holder in the javelin with a toss of 235 feet, 1 inch.
Richter, from Minot, was a two-time all-NDCAC performer. He currently sits in 11th place overall on Minot State’s men’s basketball career scoring list. Richter was named to the all-District 12 team in 1992 and was both a team captain and the team’s top defensive player in 1990.
He had arguably his best season in 1990-91, his junior year, when he averaged 18.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. For his career, the sharp-shooter hit 52.5 percent of his field goals and knocked down 80.6 percent at the free throw line. He finished his career with 1,164 points, 451 rebounds and 168 assists.
Volk, from Rugby, was one of the Minot State wrestling team’s first stars. He began his career in 1959, the second season of wrestling at MSU, and went on to become a four-time conference champion.
He was undefeated in his first season with the Beavers and earned state championships as a sophomore, junior and senior. He helped the Beavers to conference and state team championships in 1960 and 1962. Volk ranks 19th all-time in career wins with 53 and has the highest winning percentage of any Minot State wrestler with 30 or more wins, going 53-6 (.898) in his career.
This marks the 35th class to enter the Minot State Athletics Hall of Fame. The school has honored a class each year since 1980.
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