Athletics Hall of Fame

The induction ceremony for Itasca Community College's 3rd Athletics Hall of Fame class will take place Friday, April 12, 2019 (POSTPONED due to weather- will be rescheduled) at the Eagles Club in Grand Rapids. Details and RSVP information below.

Induction Ceremony 2019
Friday, April 12 - Eagles Club, Grand Rapids

Event Details & RSVP Information

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019 (Postponed due to weather- will be rescheduled)

Location: Eagles Club, Grand Rapids

Program Schedule:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm social hour
6:00 pm dinner ($20 paid at door)
6:45 pm program

RSVP to Leslie at or 218-322-2399.

2019 Inductees

  • Dr. Lawrence Dukes
  • Dave Hrouda
  • Laurie Larson
  • 1972 Hockey Team

2016 Hall of Fame Class

  • Dan Dilworth - coached ISJC to the 1972 MJCAA Conference Title, 1972 State Championship, and 1972 National Tournament Championship with an overall record of 21-2.
  • Dr. Micheal Rybak - coach of the 1995 NJCAA National Title team; coached 36 NJCAA All-Americans; named Minnesota Community College Coach of the Year five times; named NJCAA Wrestling Man of the Year in 1992.
  • Howard Conrad - outstanding basketball and track athlete at Itasca Junior College; continued coaching career in basketball and baseball in Michigan and Florida. He was also named Teacher of the Year at Lake Weir High School.
  • Lisa (Bodway) Neururer - outstanding volleyball and basketball athlete; 1982-83 Minnesota Community College Conference (MCCC) All-Division team in volleyball; 1983-84 MCCC All-Division team in basketball; continued coaching volleyball and basketball in youth leagues.
  • Eric Rysdam - 1998 Pine City High School graduate who attended ICC and earned NJCAA All-American honors in baseball 1999-2000; received athletic scholarship to University of Nebraska-Omaha.

2015 Inaugural Hall of Fame Class

  • 1956 Men’s basketball team who played in the National Tournament - a first for ICC
  • 1995 Wrestling team who won the NJCAA National Championship
  • Will Backes - long-time coach and administrator who started several sports and the women’s athletic program at ICC
  • Jim Gabrielsen - coached several sports and was athletic director for many years
  • Kathie Allen – athletic director and first coach in the women’s athletic program and is considered the pioneer of women’s athletics at ICC
  • Ray Tomberlin - Outstanding football, basketball, and wrestler at ICC and went on to coach and teach at Greenway High School for many years
  • Gary Warren - goalie on 1972 NJCAA national championship hockey team and named All-American
  • Katie McBride - led Viking fast-pitch team to national tournament and named All-American
  • Chris Miller - Earned All-American honors by becoming the heavyweight NJCAA national champion