Four New Inductees to the Mount Marty College Athletic Hall of Fame
Mount Marty College announces four new members to the Lancer Athletic Hall of Fame. The formal induction ceremony will be held on May 6, 2012; however, the inductees will be introduced at half time of the men's basketball game Saturday, January 28 in Laddie E. Cimpl Arena.
The following individuals will be honored:
Teresa Ellis Jensen (Volleyball and Basketball) - Jensen, a 1994 graduate, was an outstanding two-sport star for the Lancers. In volleyball, she was part of one of the most successful two year runs in Lancer volleyball history, winning 57 matches, just missing a berth in the NAIA National Tournament in 1993. She still owns six volleyball records, including the most assists and digs in a season. In basketball, Jensen was on the career charts in seven different categories at the time of graduation. Two times she was named All-Conference in both sports and was named All-District in volleyball in both 1992 and 1993.
Jason Selchert (Baseball and Basketball) - A 1996 graduate, Selchert was a tremendous two-sport star for the Lancers. He started in 285 contests for the Lancers from 1992 to 1996. His senior season he saw the Lancers win South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference Championships in both baseball and basketball. Selchert's baseball career included helping the Lancers win 133 games; the most wins in any four year period for any sport. Currently, he is among the top four in Lancer history in 9 of the 13 career statistical categories; including the record for runs scored. Selchert was named All-Conference and to the All-Region Team during his career and in 1995 he was named the NAIA Midwest Region Player of the Year. In basketball, he currently is on the Lancer's top 10 career charts in six categories.
Aaron Kranz (Men's Basketball) - A 1999 graduate, Kranz was one of the most outstanding basketball players to ever play the game for the Lancers. On teams that were among the most successful in Lancer history, Aaron was an integral part. These teams won 79 games over a four year period, from 1995 to 1999, which included two conference championships and an NAIA National Championship Final 4 team. Currently, Aaron is still on the career charts in seven statistical categories, including 6th in points scored, and 2nd in field goal percentage. Aaron led the South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference in scoring, was named the conference's Most Valuable Player, and was named 2nd Team All-American his senior year. He was also named to the Argus Leader's All-College 1st Team, and was named the SportsMax South Dakota Male College Player of the Year.
Dr. Rich Lofthus (Administrator and Contributor) - Dr. Rich Lofthus started working at Mount Marty College in 1989 as a professor of history. In 1990, he was asked to be the Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) for Mount Marty College. He has remained at that post overseeing the eligibility of Lancer athletes and plans to retire from the FAR position this spring. "Doc", as he is affectionately called, is the liaison between the athletic department and the faculty of the college. He is also a valued source of information and experience for the athletic department in all aspects of the department. Dr. Lofthus has a tremendous interest in the student-athletes of the college and spends countless hours ensuring that the interests of them are well served. Dr. Lofthus' service does not end at Lancer athletics, for the past two years he has also served as President of the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC).
For more information on Mount Marty College Athletics please visit www.mtmc.edu/athletics/.