Hall of Fame

Dakota Wesleyan University Athletic Hall of Fame

The Dakota Wesleyan University Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1977 to honor the greats that have helped establish the rich athletic tradition of the school. From 1977 to 2014 the DWU athletic department choose new inductees to join the Hall of Fame. Starting in 2015, the induction was moved to every two years. The Hall of Fame includes athletes, coaches, administrators, contributors and fans.
Below is a full list of DWU Hall of Famers. Next time you are on campus please visit the DWU/Avera Athletic Center to view the digital Hall of Fame.
You can also visit the digital Hall of Fame link HERE

2016 Inductees

Preston Broughton '10

Men's Basketball 2005-10

Inducted 2016

PRESTON BROUGHTON is a Corsica, S.D., native who was named to the NAIA All-American First Team in 2008 and was GPAC Player-of-the-Year in the 2007-08 season for the DWU men’s basketball team.  As a senior, he was an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention.  He was an NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.  Broughton averaged 12.7 points per game from 2005-10.  He finished his DWU career playing in 129 games, scoring 1,644 points, grabbing 896 rebounds and dishing out 154 assists.  Broughton was on the All-GPAC Second Team in 2006-07 and on the All-GPAC First Team in 2007-08 and 2009-10.  He helped the Tigers to three 20-game win seasons, finishing 24-8 in 2006-07, 24-9 in 2007-08 and 28-6 in 2009-10.  The Tigers made four appearances in the NAIA National Tournament with Broughton.


Kelly Custard '00

Softball 1997-2000

Inducted 2016

KELLY CUSTARD, an Omaha, Neb., native, is considered the greatest pitcher in DWU softball history.  Custard was a four-year starter from 1997 to 2000 and an All-Conference performer four times in her career.  Custard holds DWU records with 30 pitching wins in her career and the best single-season ERA (1.20) in 1999.  She was named her team’s MVP for all four years as a Tiger.  Custard was one of the best softball players to ever wear a DWU uniform.  Custard now lives in the Detroit, Mich., area and works as a freelance court reporter and transcriptionist.  She ran and completed the New York City Marathon in 2010.


James Hansen '11

Football 2007-10

Inducted 2016

JAMES HANSEN was one of the best offensive linemen in the NAIA during his time as a Tiger football player.  The Rapid City, S.D., native was named a 2010 AFCA All-American, a Victory Sports Network All-American in 2010 and College Fanz All-American Honorable Mention in 2008.  The 6-foot-2 offensive guard was a three-time All-GPAC First-Team honoree and was named to the second team once.  In 2011, Hansen was named the Rapid City College Male Athlete-of-the-Year.  After college, Hansen returned to Rapid City and currently works for the South Dakota Department of Corrections as a parole agent.


Allison Johnson '10

Women's Basketball 2005-10

Inducted 2016

With 1,355 career points, ALLISON JOHNSON had a standout career for DWU women’s basketball.  Johnson was an NAIA Scholar Athlete in 2008-09 and 2009-10.  She was also a GPAC representative for the 2009 Emil S. Liston Award.  Averaging 14.6 points per game throughout her career, Johnson was an All-GPAC Second-Team performer in 2008, 2009 and 2010.  The Mount Vernon, S.D., native moved to Sioux Falls, S.D., following college and currently works as a physician assistant at Orthopedic Institute.


Danny Richardson '11

Women's Soccer 2005-10

Inducted 2016

DWU graduate DANNY RICHARDSON, a native of Wichita, Kan., is the first ever hall of fame member from the Tiger women’s soccer team.  The 2009 NAIA All-American Honorable Mention, the first for DWU women’s soccer, was a member of the 17-1-4 2009 GPAC Championship Team.  She helped lead DWU to 33 wins over a two-year period from 2009-10.  Richardson was also a two-time NAIA Scholar Athlete and a 2010 CoSIDA Academic All-American Third Team honoree.  The two-time GPAC Defensive-Player-of-the-Year was a four-time All-GPAC honoree.  Richardson holds school records for shutouts in a season (12), saves in a career (495), wins in a career (41) and shutouts in a career (28).  She earned All-GPAC First-Team honors in 2009 and 2010, while picking up second-team recognition in 2008 to go along with five GPAC Defensive Player-of-the-Week awards in her career.  Richardson was named a team captain for three years at DWU.


Lou and Carol Sebert


Inducted 2016

For decades, LOU AND CAROL SEBERT have been a staple of Dakota Wesleyan University athletics.  The couple has given generously to the school for years and can be spotted in the same seats at every Tiger home game.  Several of the couple’s children are alumni of DWU.  Lou and Carol have lived in Mitchell since 1968 after moving from McLaughlin, S.D.  Lou accepted a position at Dakota Pump in 1972, working to later own the business, which is now run by the couple’s three sons.  Lou has been very involved in Mitchell, serving on many boards including the Chamber of Commerce, St. Joseph Hospital and Avera Queen of Peace.  He served eight years in the South Dakota House of Representatives.  After that he ran and served as mayor of Mitchell for six years.  Carol had the pleasure of being a stay-at-home mom, raising their six kids.  Formerly, she worked in the snack shop at Dakota Wesleyan University.  She has served on several boards and enjoys volunteering her time in various ways around the community.  The couple enjoys spending time with their kids and 14 grandkids these days, while always making time for DWU athletics.


Hall of Fame Inductees by sport





Men's Basketball

Men's Track and Field



Women's Basketball

Women's Cross Country

Women's Golf

Women's Track and Field