Athletic Hall of Fame

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Marian East Gym

6 p.m. Cocktail Hour
7 p.m. Dinner & Program

Marian East Gym
$50 per person, $25 for those 18 and under. Please RSVP by May 20.

Contact Rochelle Rohlfs at rrohlfs@omahamarian.org or Rachel Simmons Stricklett ’92 at rstricklett@omahamarian.org if you have any questions.

Registration for this event has closed.

2022 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Athletes

  • Kelly Kunkel ’08 | Swimming
  • Maureen Regan Lohmeier ’93 | Basketball & Golf
  • Patsy Lukas ’79 | Tennis, Volleyball & Basketball

Coach | Rochelle Rohlfs | Volleyball

Team | 1983 Volleyball Team

  • Kelly Shannon Beecham ’84
  • Crystal Wever Davis ’84
  • Michelle Stratbucker Reiners ’84
  • Eileen Thompson Sparacino ’84
  • Kris Emery Hook ’85
  • Liz Sheil Fenner ’85
  • Colleen Mischo Mittlieter ’85
  • Kris Porter ’85
  • Stephanie Lynch Hickey ’86
  • Amy Gradoville Kalina ’86
  • Nancy Liebentritt Thurston ’86
  • Coach Bobbie Bartholet

Patron | Tom Baker

Guidelines for Nomination and Election

Purpose
The purpose of the Marian Athletic Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor those Marian athletes, coaches and supporters who excelled in their respective sports or coaching/support roles and who helped to bring honor, recognition, distinction and excellence to Marian by their conduct both on and off the field or court of competition.  This recognition not only instills a sense of spirit, pride and community, it also serves as a historical account of the great athletic traditions of Marian High School.

Eligibility for Nomination
Athletes are eligible for nomination five years after their class’s graduation. Such athletes must have competed in a NSAA-sanctioned varsity sport and must have excelled in such sport. Among the accomplishments taken into account will be individual (All-Conference, All-State) and team accomplishments, individual school or team records held, and impact on teams and the overall athletic program at Marian during their era, and accomplishments thereafter. Nominations are also open to coaches, who must have participated with distinction and/or made significant contributions to athletics at Marian, as evidenced, for example, by the success of their teams and the acknowledgment of their former student-athletes. Patrons may also be considered for nomination based upon their service and dedication to the athletic programs at Marian.

Nomination Process
A candidate may be nominated for Athletic Hall of Fame membership by any member of the community.  Formal nomination shall be made by sending the nominee’s name and accomplishments to Athletic Director Rochelle Rohlfs at rrohlfs@omahamarian.org.  The nomination form must be received by Jan. 1 of each year. Information relating to a nominee’s career statistics, records, achievements, etc. must be supported by accompanying documentation or sources cited so that the information may be verified. Once presented as an eligible nominee, a candidate who is not elected shall automatically be reconsidered annually until he/she has been considered for five years. Thereafter, re-nomination may occur at any time.

Selection Committee
Athletic Director Rochelle Rohlfs | Connie Cavel | Tom Baker | Scott Sibbernsen | Jim Miller

Past Award Recipients

Athletes

Karen Criss Brown ‘06
Ashley Carter ‘03†
Becki Clark Carter ‘86
Cristen Wuebben Claussen ‘92
Laura Spanheimer Dechant ‘01
Teresa Virgillito DeGeorge ‘92
Denise Feldhaus ‘80
Anna Jones Goeschel ‘00
Jean Goltl Hern ‘90
Dr. Roberta Kraus ‘71
Korie Lebeda ‘05
Sara Loeffelholz ‘06
Kari Mangan ‘82
Maureen Frenking Martin ‘78
Jennie Matt ‘86
Ann Cimpl Merfeld ‘77
Candice Mills ‘03
Ronda Motykowski ‘80
Katie Eckholt Nolan ‘01
Colette Shelton Pawol ‘77
Darcy Riha ‘01
Lindsey Slocum Robertson ‘06
Amy Price Robinson ‘02
Renee Saunders ‘95
Kim Rudloff Shillito ‘75
Pam Gradoville Simon ‘84
Julie Uryasz ‘76
Brooke Urzendowski ‘11
Ann Wilcox ‘81
Kirsten Sullivan Wooten ‘78
Mikki Denney Wright ‘92
Katie Stanzel Wright ‘01

Coaches

Bobbie Bartholet
Connie Cavel ‘68
Pat DiBiase
Ed Dudley
Susie Dugan
Faye Ford
Lynn Groff
Mark Laughlin
Jim Miller
Stephanie Pantano

Patrons

Mark Elman
Elizabeth Kish
Cindy and Jim Lebeda
Tom Lynch “Tiger Tom”
Phil and Jeanine McKeone
Dave and Diane Millea
Maureen Neary Miller ‘70
Howard and Bette Rudloff†
Paul Simon
Dick and Mary Spanheimer
Denis and Joan Sullivan†

Teams

1972 State Swim Team
1972 State Volleyball Team
1974 State Golf Team
1976 State Tennis Team
1985 State Basketball Team
1985 State Golf Team
1996 State Soccer Team
1998 State Cross Country Team
1999 State Volleyball Team
2000 2-mile Relay Team
2000 State Basketball Team
2000 State Swim and Dive Team
2001 State Soccer Team
2004 State Swim Team
2009 State Tennis Team
2012 State Soccer Team