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    USD: 2018 Hall of Fame Class Announced

    VERMILLION, S.D.—Four athletes, a devoted employee and the first men’s swimming and diving team in the NCC to finish nationally in the top three comprise the 2018 Henry Heider Coyote Sports Hall of Fame class. The group includes: running back Stefan Logan ’16, diving champion Shad Durham ’00, national champion sprinter Michelle (Christie) Munsen ’99, volleyball player Lindsey (Soukup) Freeman ’05, the 1998-99 men’s swimming and diving team, and special contributor David Lorenz.

    The class will be formally inducted in a ceremony to be held Sept. 7 ahead of Coyote football’s home opener against Northern Colorado on Sept. 8. 

    Logan, who grew up in Miami, Florida, and was a walk-on at USD, is a two-time All-American football player, a four-time all-NCC honoree, and the leading rusher in Coyote history. In 45 games spanning the 2003-06 seasons, he carried 808 times for 5,958 yards and 28 touchdowns. Logan also caught 67 passes for 878 yards and five scores, and compiled more than 1,000 yards in returns. He finished with a record 7,859 all-purpose yards. 

    Logan was named NCC Most Valuable Offensive Back in 2006 and was a finalist for the Harlon Hill Award that same year. He is one of 10 players in Division II history to rush for 1,000 yards in all four seasons. More than a decade after his senior season, Logan is 14th on Division II’s all-time rushing list and his 7.37 yards per carry average ranks third.

    On the track, Logan earned two All-America honors in the 60-meter dash, placing seventh at the NCAA Indoor National Championship Meet in 2004 and taking fifth in 2007. His top time of 6.75 seconds remains third on the Coyotes’ top-10 list. He won 60-meter NCC titles in 2004 and 2006. 

    Logan’s professional career includes two stints with the BC Lions of the CFL (2008, 2013-14) and a combined five years in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins (2007) Pittsburgh Steelers (2009) and Detroit Lions (2010-12). His 5,586 return yards in the NFL includes a 105-yard kickoff return for a touchdown as a Lion in 2010. In six-plus seasons in the CFL, Logan has rushed for more than 2,000 yards, has 971 yards receiving, and surpassed 9,000 yards in punt, kickoff and missed field goal returns. He is in his fourth season with the Montreal Alouettes. 

    Logan resides in Montreal with his four kids. 

    Durham, who grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado, is part of a duo that became the program’s first national champions in 2000. Durham won the NCAA Division II national title in the 3-meter dive with a score of 510.85 points. He placed third in the 1-meter dive that same senior year for a total of six top-10 finishes spanning three consecutive national championship meets. Durham qualified and competed at nationals in both boards all four seasons at USD. 

    Durham was the first Coyote to be named NCC Diver of the Year after winning the 1999 conference title in the 3-meter dive and placing second in the 1-meter. He captured his second NCC crown in 2000 when he won the 1-meter competition. Durham placed in the top three in all eight of his NCC championship competitions. 

    Durham’s 1-meter score of 525.25 for 11 dives remains a program record, and his 3-meter score of 558.30 is second-best all-time. 

    Upon graduation, Durham moved to Orlando, Florida, and found work as a recreational coordinator for a beach resort at Walt Disney World. He eventually moved back to Colorado and served as the diving coach for District 51 in Grand Junction. There, he trained a number of state qualifiers and earned a coach of the year and diving coach of the year award. He has spent the last seven years in Evanston, Illinois, where he helps run a family business, Noah’s Ark Pet Supply. Durham has a daughter, Victoria, who is 12. 

    Munsen was born in Montego Bay to Sandra Skeen and Percival Christie, and grew up in Jamaica. She is a six-time NCC champion, a five-time All-American, and the national champion of the 200-meter dash at the 1994 NCAA Division II outdoor championship meet. Her winning time of 23.46s remains a USD and state record. She also holds USD and state records in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.44s. 

    Munsen competed for the Coyotes during the 1994 and 1999 seasons, and was named MVP of the 1994 NCC outdoor championship meet in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She spent a year at Texas State in 1995 before returning to USD. In those two seasons at USD, Munsen had seven top-10 finishes at nationals. In addition to her win in the 200 in 1994, she placed second in the 100-meter dash and third in the 55-meter dash at the indoor national championships with a time of 6.83s, a USD record. She was also a member of two all-American 400-meter relay teams. 

    Munsen and her husband, Scott, have been married for 23 years. They have six children: Isaiah (22), Naomi (20), Rusty (19), Ky (17), Kezia (14) and Jeremiah (8). Munsen worked for Abbott House in Mitchell for six years before moving to Sioux City, Iowa, where she works as a mental health therapist for Family Wellness Associates. She is also a member of Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church in Sioux City under Presiding Bishop Terry Gilmore and his wife, Carol, who have mentored her for two decades since arriving to the area. 

    Freeman, who hails from Lincoln, Nebraska, is the first Coyote volleyball player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. A two-time all-NCC honoree, Freeman is one of four players in program history with 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs. She graduated as the program’s all-time leader in digs with 1,631 and ranked third in career kills with 1,331. Today, those marks rank second and fifth, respectively. 

    Freeman helped lead USD volleyball into a new era. The Coyotes turned in back-to-back 18-win seasons in her final two seasons, culminating with the program’s first NCAA tournament appearance in 2004. That year, Soukup set single-season records for attack attempts (1,481) and digs (601), and earned all-NCC and all-region honors. She was also named to the North Central Regional All-Tournament Team after combining for 29 kills and 34 digs in two NCAA tournament matches. 

    Upon graduation, Freeman served as a graduate assistant for the Coyotes for one season while completing her master’s degree. She moved back home to Lincoln where she currently resides with her husband, Derek. Freeman works in the athletic development office for the Nebraska Huskers. She and Derek have three children: Brody (8), Gavin (6) and Blake (3). 

    Lorenz has been a devoted employee, fan and mentor with USD for more than 35 years. Director of Admissions and a near 10-year stint as Dean of Students are among the many roles he has served for the University. Certainly one of his most crowning achievements was starting the academic advising program for student-athletes, which continues as a program others try to emulate.

    Lorenz has advised thousands of students and student-athletes including countless academic All-Americans and postgraduate scholars, and USD won many academic awards during his tenure. He was the lone advisor when he founded the program, which served more than 350 student-athletes at its inception. Semi-retired, Lorenz continues to advise students within the kinesiology and health science departments at USD. 

    Lorenz grew up in Avon, South Dakota, and graduated from University of South Dakota-Springfield in 1971. He went on to earn his master’s degree from USD in the 90s. He and his wife, Jeaneite, have two grown children, Arlo and Raychel.

    The 1998-99 men’s swimming and diving team, led by head coach Ron Allen, captured the program’s second NCC Championship and went on to place third at the NCAA Division II national championship meet held in Buffalo, New York. The Coyotes were the first NCC team to place in the top three, and it remains the best finish in program history. The team scored 281 points at nationals, behind only Drury (829) and Cal State Bakersfield (557).

    The Coyotes were led by Durham, Zach Weiss and Hall of Famer Justin Devlin. Weiss won both sprints at the NCC meet, then placed second in the 50 at nationals, fourth in the 100, and helped all five USD relay teams earn All-America status. Durham placed fifth in the 1-meter at nationals and sixth in the 3-meter, while teammate Matt Fox finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in the dives. Devlin won both breaststrokes at the NCC meet. At nationals, he placed second in the 200 breaststroke and fourth in the 100. He also paced the 400 medley relay team to a national runner-up finish.

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