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1981-82 DSC Women's Softball Team

The 1981-82 Dakota State College (S.D.) Women's Softball team had one of the most remarkable and historic seasons in DSU softball history.  Finishing 20-5 overall, the Trojans won the South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference (SDIC) Championship, the SDAIAW State Tournament championship and earned a berth in the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women's (AIAW) post-season regional tournament.

The Trojans captured their second straight SDIC conference regular-season title with a perfect 12-0 record under the direction of head coach and DSU Hall of Famer Judy Dittman.  She was assisted by Terese Ortman. 

DSC kicked off their season by blowing away long-time rival Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) in an SDIC doubleheader, outscoring the Tigers 36-4 in the two games (16-4 and 20-0).  The Trojans suffered their first defeat to Mount Marty (S.D.) 7-6, but bounced back in the second game with a 4-3 victory. 

Dakota State returned to SDIC conference action with another dominate doubleheader victory, sweeping the University of South Dakota/Springfield by scores of 14-2 in the first game and winning an 18-14 slugfest in the second game.  The Trojans continued their SDIC's conference winning streak after squeaking out a 1-0 game one victory over Black Hills State (S.D.), then concluding with a 12-1 game two win over the Yellow Jackets.

DSC continued their dominance in the SDIC conference regular-season action with 15-1 and 4-0 victories over Sioux Falls College (S.D.).  The Trojans stepped out of conference play with a doubleheader split with Northern State (S.D.).  DSC won the first game 4-3 and NSU picked up a 3-0 victory in the second game.

The Trojans bounced back in the winning column by closing out the SDIC regular-season conference schedule with a routing of Huron College (S.D.) (11-1 and 20-5) and Yankton College (S.D.) (11-1 and 4-3).

During those 12 SDIC conference games, Dakota State outscored its opponents 146-32.  The SDIC did not host a Conference Tournament at that time but the Trojans did play in the South Dakota Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women's (SDAIAW) State Tournament.

The Trojans entered the SDAIAW State Tournament (double-elimination) as the top-seeded team with a bye in the first round.  Despite falling to Mount Marty 6-4 in the first tournament game for DSC, the Trojans defeated the host-team, Black Hills State, 8-7 to regain a re-match with the Lancers in the championship game.

Dakota State beat Mount Marty twice in the championship round with scores of 5-0 and 8-6, claiming the SDAIAW state championship and a berth in the AIAW Region 6 Division III Championships.

DSC won the bid to host the eight-team AIAW Region 6 Division III double-elimination tournament at the newly-built Thue Softball Complex in Madison.  The Trojans, seeded No. 3 in the regional tournament, opened regional tournament play with a 5-3 victory over Saint Mary's (Minn.).

In their second game, Dakota State fell to eventual champion Buena Vista (Iowa) by a score of 3-1.  DSC came back in the loser's bracket to upset the regional's No. 1 seed Baker (Kan.) 5-4 and then cruised past Upper Iowa by the score of 9-0.

The Trojan Softball team's historic postseason run came to an end after losing to No. 2 seed Augsburg (Minn.) 10-6, finishing third in the AIAW Region 6 Division III Championships.  That ended Dakota State's record-setting 1982 season. 

Teresa Underberg, Pam Baloun and Diane Schroeder were named to AIAW Region 6 All-Tournament Softball Team.  Underberg and Baloun were also named to the SDIC All-Conference squad along with Lynn Warwick, Denise Haugland and Janis Wipf.

Special award winners were:  Jodine Banks (Most Improved); Pam Baloun (Hustle and Spirit) and Teresa Underberg (Most Valuable).

Members of the 1981-82 DSC Women's Softball SDIC Championship Team included Pamela (Baloun) Edgar, Jodine (Banks) Basart, Denise (Haugland) Perry, Tammy Huether, Monica (Matthies) Severson, Kim (Paulsen) DeRouchey, Maxine (Piearson) Unterbrunner, Susan (Remme) Hoeffner, Tracy (Robinson) Clark, Diane (Schroeder) Neyes, Teresa Underberg, Lynne Warwick and Janis (Wipf) Dailing. 

eam Year Inducted
1981-82 DSC Women's Softball Team 2017
1977 DSC Men's Tennis Team 2016
1981-82 DSC Women's Golf Team 2015
1996-97 DSU Cross Country and Track Teams 2014
1973 Trojan Football Championship Team 2013
1999-2000 DSU Women's Basketball Team 2012
1989-1991 DSU Men's Cross Country Team 2010
1977 Trojan Football Team 2007
1983-84 DSU Women's Basketball Team 2005
1966-67 Trojan Men's Basketball Team 2003
1992 NAIA Final Four Men's Basketball Team 2002
1971 Boot Hill Bowl - DSC Trojan Football Team 2001

Jared Peterreins

Jared Peterreins was one of the top wide receivers in Dakota State University Football history.  He played for the Trojans in two different college athletic conferences in the late 1990's and early 2000's.

Jared and Mike Peterreins are the first father-son combo to be inducted in the DSU Athletic Hall of Fame.

Peterreins was a member of the DSU Trojan Football team that finished with an impressive 7-3 overall record and 3-2 record in the South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference (SDIC) in the 1998 season.  That team was nationally ranked in the NAIA Division II Football polls, rising as high as No. 16.

Peterreins broke almost all of the receiving records during his stellar four-year football career with the Trojans from 1997 through 2000.  He set the DSU record for single-game receptions in a single game with 10 catches versus Jamestown (N.D.) in 2000.  Jared also set a single-game school record for most receiving yards with 176 in 2000.

Peterreins broke the Trojan Football single season record for most receptions with 72 and most receiving yards with 997 during the 1999 season.  In addition, he broke the DSU career records with 200 receptions for a total of 2,596 receiving yards during his senior season in 2000.  He finished his career with a total of 18 touchdown receptions.

All of the receiving school records were previously held by former NAIA All-American and DSU's Hall-of-Famer Darwin Robinson (single-game, single-season and career records for most catches as well as most receiving yards in a single season), Marcus Willard (single-game receiving yards) and Toney Blanks (career receiving yards).  Blanks was also an NAIA All-American and Hall-of-Famer.

During Peterreins' four-year football career at DSU, he was a two-time SDIC Football All-Conference selection.  He also received NAIA Football All-American Honorable Mention honors in 1999.

Dakota State joined the Dakota Athletic Conference-10 (DAC-10) in 2000 where Jared was honored as DAC-10 All-Conference First Team as well as NAIA Football All-American First Team.  He was first in the DAC-10 in receiving with 6.7 catches per contest.  He finished the season with 60 catches for 813 yards and four touchdowns.  He was voted DSU's Most Outstanding Male Athlete-of-the-Year that year.

Peterreins stated that his favorite memory at Dakota State is that he loved playing football with the guys and the relationships that were built because of it.

Jared graduated from Dakota State with a K-12 Computer Education major, a minor in Business Education and football coaching endorsement in 2002.  He was a long-term substitute teacher at East Dakota Education Cooperative in Sioux Falls, S.D., during the spring of 2002 before becoming a teacher in the computer department there from 2003-08.  He also coached ninth grade football at Brandon Valley High School in the fall of 2002 and became the 7th grade football coach at O'Gorman High School in the fall of 2004.

Jared returned to Madison to become a Computer teacher at the Madison Middle School from 2009 through 2014.  He was also on the varsity coaching staff of the Bulldogs football team during that time.  Currently, he works at Rastelli Foods Group.

Jared and his wife Gina have four children – Ella, Sophia, Ava and Beau – and reside in Madison.

Mike Peterreins

Mike Peterreins was one of the top scorers and rebounders for the Dakota State College Men's Basketball program during the mid-1970's.  He played for former Hall-of-Famer Ed Harter.

Peterreins grew up in Lamberton, Minn. and attended Dakota State College where he played on the Trojan men's basketball team for four years.  During his freshman year (1972-73) at Dakota State, Mike played with former NAIA All-American and Hall-of Famer Cliff Anderson.  That year, Peterreins finished the season scoring 9.8 points and grabbing 6.4 rebounds per game (22 games played). 

Peterreins increased his scoring average to over 20 points per game in the following three seasons with the Trojans. 

For his sophomore season, he averaged an astounding 24.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in 20 games.  In the 12 SDIC conference games, Peterreins averaged 25.1 points (302 total points) and 8.0 rebounds (102 rebounds) per game.  He was 123-of-240 from the field (51.2 percent) and 56-of-78 from the free-throw line.  He garnered his first SDIC All-Conference recognition after his amazing performance in the 1973-74 season.

Peterreins was named the team's Offensive Player-of-the-Year, the Most Valuable Player and was named to the South Dakota Intercollegiate Men's Basketball All-Conference Team. 

He continued his amazing career at Dakota State by pouring in an average of 26.2 points and pulling down 8.0 rebounds per game his junior year (1974-75).  He was second in the SDIC conference in scoring and eighth in rebounding.

Peterreins finished his junior season hitting 221 of 446 field goals (49.8 percent).  That placed him eighth in the Trojan Men's Basketball record book for single season field goals made.  He also shot 76 percent from the free-throw line (108 of 142 attempts).  He finished ninth in the record book for most points scored in a single season with 550 points.  For these accomplishments, he was named to the SDIC All-Conference Team and NAIA All-District 12 Team.

Harter, writing in the DSC Men's Basketball preseason media guide for the 1975-76 season, stated that Peterreins is one of the best shooters from inside or outside to come along in quite a few years.  He does a remarkable job at center for his height.

Peterreins finished his senior campaign with an average of 21.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game for Dakota State.  He was 195-of-425 from the field and 111-of-145 from the free-throw line, scoring 501 points for the year.  He earned SDIC All-Conference honors for the third consecutive year, as well as being named to the NAIA All-District 12 Team for the second consecutive year.

Mike completed his stellar four-year career as the fourth all-time scorer in Trojan Men's Basketball history with 1,753 career points.  He is third in the school record book with 701 career field goals made and sixth in career free-throws made with 351.  He is also fifth all-time in rebounds with 614 rebounds. 

Peterreins graduated from Dakota State in 1976.  After leaving DSC, he taught Industrial Technology at Tracy Area (Minn.) school district from 1976 until he retired from teaching in 2013.  During the era, he coached boys' basketball and track and field on the high school level.  Along with teaching and coaching at Tracy Area High School, Mike served as an Athletic Director for seven years.

After his retirement from teaching, Mike became self-employed, opening and operating a cabinet-making business constructing kitchen, office and miscellaneous home cabinetry projects.

Mike and his wife Patricia (Butler) live in Tracy and have three sons.  Their oldest son Jared and his wife Gina live in Madison with their four children (Ella, Sophia, Ava and Beau).  Jonathan lives in Gary, S.D., with his wife Amber and their three children (Jaxon, Camdyn and Lauryn).  Their youngest son Jacob lives in Sioux Falls, S.D., with his wife Kari and their daughter Vayda and a second child on the way.

Mike loves to follow his sons' and grandchildren's various activities.  He also enjoys hunting, fishing, golf and lake life.

Jason Smidt



Jason Smidt was an outstanding long-range shooter for the Trojan's basketball program.  He still holds the record for the most 3-point field goals made in men's basketball history.

The former Brookings Bobcat is found throughout the DSU Trojan Men's Basketball record book, finishing first in career three-point field goals (302), first in single-season three-point field goals (116) and fourth in single-season points (647).  Smidt's basketball career ran from 1996 to 2000.    

Other records include sixth in single-season field goals with 225 and he scored a career-high 39 points versus South Dakota Tech (9th most points scored in a single game).  Smidt drained nine 3-pointers in ten attempts in that game, which currently ranks third for single game 3-point field goals in the DSU men's basketball record book. 

That year, he was the top scorer in the South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference where he averaged 24.7 points per game.  He was a three-time SDIC All-Conference selection and was tabbed to the NAIA Division Men's Basketball All-American Second Team.  He was also named NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Player-of-the-Week.

Smidt finished fourth in career 3-point field goal percentage, shooting 40.9 percent from behind the arc.  He tied the DSU school record for career free-throw percentage, making 173 free-throws in 207 attempts (83.6 percent).  He is currently tied with J.F. Jensen in this category.

Smidt finished his successful four-year career as the sixth all-time scorer in DSU Trojan Men's Basketball history.  He scored a total of 1,731 points, 906 of those points came from behind the 3-point arc.  He was also fifth in career field goals with 628 baskets.

Smidt was selected as DSU's Most Outstanding Male Athlete and received the Dusty Andersen Memorial Award in 2000.

Smidt graduated from Dakota State with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education with K-12 computer and coaching endorsements in 2001.  He continued his education at DSU until 2004, receiving his Master's Degree in Computer Education and Technology.  From 2001-02, he was a graduate assistant for the DSU Men's basketball team. 

Smidt worked at Medary Elementary School from 2002-04 as a fifth-grade teacher and freshmen girls' basketball coach.  He then began working for the Brookings School District as a Technology Integration Specialist from 2004-09 before becoming the Technology Coordinator.  He also coached the Brookings High School girls' basketball junior varsity team while working as an assistant coach for the varsity team since 2003.

Jason and his wife Mandy (Kruger) have four children – Logan, Hayden and twins Harley and Jordy.  They reside in Brookings, S.D.

Kathy Shypulski (Women's Basketball)



Kathy Shypulski was an outstanding basketball player who helped lead the Dakota State Lady T's to a pair of conference championships, including the final season as a member of the SDIC Conference in 2000 and the first season in the Dakota Athletic Conferec-10 (DAC-10) in 2001.  In both years, DSU qualified for the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa.

In the first-ever appearance at the national tournament for the Lady T's, Shypulski and her team advanced to the 'Elite Eight' round in 2000.  That following year, the Lady T's earned a spot in the 'Sweet Sixteen' round.

Shypulski has the distinction of being named a First-Team All-Conference selection in two leagues, the first as a junior in the SDIC and the second as a senior in the DAC-10 Conference.  She was also named NAIA Division II Women's Basketball All-American Honorable Mention in 2000 and was an All-American Second Team selection in 2001.  Kathy was honored as an NAIA Division II Academic All-American both her junior and senior years for her success in the classroom. 

The DAC-10 Conference voted Shypulski the Most Valuable Senior in 2001.  That season, Kathy finished with 536 points, placing her second in the Lady T's record book in single-season points.  In addition, she was also selected as DSU's Most Outstanding Female Athlete-of-the-Year.

By the end of her amazing four-year career, Shypulski's name was listed 32 times in the Dakota State Lady T's Basketball record book.  Her 248 career 3-point field goals school record is still intact today.  She also holds the Lady T's career record in free-throw accuracy at 79.7 percent (208-of-261 free-throws).

Shypulski is currently fourth all-time in scoring for the Lady T's with 1,432 points from 1997-2001.  She is also fourth in career assists (323), fourth in career 3-point field goal percentage (248-of-677 – 36.6 percent) and seventh in career field goals (488).  In single-season records, she ranks first in 3-point field goals (95 in 2000-01), fifth in field goals (178 in 2000-01), fifth in 3-point field goal percentage (95-of-224 for 42.4 percent in 2000-01), fifth in free-throw percentage (85-of-100 in 2000-01), seventh in 3-point field goals (58 in 1999-2000), eighth in 3-point field goals (57 in 1997-98) and eighth in free-throw percentage (65-of-77 for 84.4 percent in 1999-2000).

Shypulski is tied for the third-most points in a single game in the Lady T's record book, scoring a career-high 33 points versus South Dakota Tech on Feb. 9, 2001.  She was second in the record book in single-game 3-point field goals with eight versus Mary (N.D.) on Jan. 20, 2001.

Following her graduation at Dakota State in 2001 with a Bachelor's Degree, Shypulski took the LSAT and entered Hamline University School of Law (Minn.) from 2002-05.  She graduated from law school in 2005 and passed the Minnesota's state bar exam and started working at Thomson Reuters where she works full-time, using her Juris Doctor for 10-plus years.

She also obtained her real estate license to fulfill investment property opportunities.  Shypulski started a family-owned real estate company – Olberding Reality LLC.

Outside of her full-time commitment to Thomson Reuters, Shypulski had been utilizing her real estate license for residential and investment properties.

Kathy and her fiancé, Aaron, have two 19-year old twins (Kathy's step sons) Aaron, Jr. and Cedric and a 3-year old son Gerald Louis.  They reside in Minnetonka, Minn.  They have stayed extremely busy spending the majority of nights, weekends and summers committed to year-round basketball traveling, tournaments and camps across the country. Now, they are looking forward to the college years and raising their newest addition to the family.

Year Inducted Name
2017 Jared Peterreins '02
2017 Mike Peterreins '76
2017 Jason Smidt '01, '04
2017 Kathy Shypulski '01
2016 Dr. Kathie Courtney
2016 Wayne Stowell '74
2016 Rick Rodman '78
2016 Steve Kueter '77
2016 James Janssen '80
2015 Max Hodgen '97
2015 Russell Schwartz '79
2015 Tard Smith '95
2015 Kurt Wallace '00
2014 Desa Rae Cleveland (Doyle) '02
2014 Amy Tvedt (Hansen) '98, '03
2014 Lorin Larsen (posthumously) '85
2014 Ryan Phillips '93
2014 Buzz Stevenson
2013 Lawrence Dirks (posthumously) '58
2013 Brian Leighton '81
2013 Dr. Joel Swisher (posthumously)
2012 Maureen Casey Green (posthumously) '82
2012 Dawn Gaffney Dittman '98, '03, '12
2012 Dan Stratton '76
2011 Bob Casagrande '75
2011 Terry Kasperbauer '77
2011 Kent Kersten '73
2011 Marie Sample '98
2011 Rob Van Laecken '74
2010 Gene Appelwick '61
2010 Amy Crissinger '91
2010 Connie (Robinson) Nyhaug '78
2010 Al Weisbecker
2009 Joyce Farrell '70
2009 Tom Farrell '70
2009 Anthony 'Toney' Blanks '75
2009 Richard 'Dick' Anderson '63
2009 Lee Moran
2009 Phil Dobbs '66
2008 Tom Orton '69
2008 Simon Schloe '68
2008 Brett Schwartz '91
2008 Paul Tanke '68
2007 Fred Tibbetts, '72
2007 Gene Danielsen, '68
2007 Linda Collignon, '78
2006 LeMar Nelson, '54
2006 Dr. Judy Dittman
2006 John Collignon, '70
2006 Danny Barker, '56
2005 Tom Schlimgen, '74
2005 Kevin Berg, '79
2005 Adam Clark, '88
2005 Lynne Warwick, '85
2003 Suzanne LaMaack (Allard), '80
2003 Maury Poppen, '59
2003 John "Cal" Mathison Posthumously, '51
2003 Rick Fisher, '68
2002 Bob Rumrill, '59
2002 Ray Riley, '67
2002 Gary Munsen, '66
2002 Lori Coble, '80
2001 Merle "Pete" Struwe, '51
2001 Monique Nelson (Reed), '86
2001 Dick Miller, '59
2001 Eldor "Lars" Larson, '52
2000 Michael Freidel, '79
2000 Patricia Murphy, '90
2000 Julie Heinz Johnson, '90
2000 Rick Dunlap, '87
1999 Pauline Tulson, '67
1999 Bill Larsen, '72
1999 Bob Nangle, '61
1999 Julie Fiegen-Price, '86
1998 Daryl Fletcher, '73
1998 Joe Iosco, '50
1998 Susan Halsted Simon, '68
1998 Deb Boomsma, '80
1997 Lee Stoddard, '68
1997 Donna Kruggel Matti, '75
1997 LeRoy DeBeer, '63
1997 Bob Bennett, '72
1996 Monica Matthies-Severson, '85
1996 Sally Kirkegaard-Wiggins, '74
1996 George Blankley
1996 Clifford Anderson, '73
1995 Thomas Shea, '72
1995 Jeffery Rodman, '77
1995 Darwin Robinson, '74
1995 Myron Moen, '67
1995 Ed Harter
1995 David Gassman, '71
1995 Robert Caselli '51
1995 William Bulfer Posthumously
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