All-Female List of Maverick Hall of Fame Inductees Named as 2023 Celebrates 50 Years of Title IX

Homecoming Week Celebration Includes ‘Nine for Title IX’ Display

From Maverick Athletics News

Maverick Athletics has announced its all-female list of 2023 Hall of Fame inductees in the student-athlete and team categories as it continues celebrating the 50th anniversary of Title IX.

Maverick Hall of Fame ceremonies will be Friday, Oct. 6, during Homecoming Week.

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Title IX that concluded this summer, Minnesota State Mankato will carry the celebration forward during the upcoming year with the theme “Here’s to the Next 50 Years.” That theme is reflected in the all-female Hall of Fame class for student-athlete and team categories. In addition, this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony will include a keynote speaker during the evening dinner program in the CSU Ballroom.  

Earlier in the day, following a luncheon for student-athletes and coaches, the department will dedicate a “Nine for Title IX” recognition display in its Hall of Champions that will feature nine of the most influential Title IX advocates in the history of Maverick Athletics while also unveiling a “50 Years of Title IX” timeline in the hallway just outside of the department’s administrative offices. 

New members of the Hall of Fame in the student-athlete category include Lauren (Stelten) Svoboda (women’s track & field, MSU ’11), Angie (Wagner) Dietel (softball, ’94), Kendra (Huettl) Steffl (softball, ’12), Deanna (Brown) Dix (women’s golf, ’92) and Tiffany Moe (women’s basketball, ’10).  

Selected this year for the “Builders” category was long-time Minnesota State athletic communications director Paul Allan, who retired this past December after providing more than 37 years of service to the department.  

The 2011 softball squad, which compiled a 54-16 record as it advanced to the NCAA Championships for just the second time in program history up to that point, got the nod in the team category. 

This year’s Jim Schaffer Service Award recipients are Kath BillCindy HobbsDonna Nelson and Pat Kruger, each of which accumulated many years of distinguished service in various administrative support roles for Maverick Athletics. This year’s MSU Athletics Philanthropic Award recipients are Michelle and David Schooff.  

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