DWU to induct five members into Athletic Hall of Fame

DWU to induct five members into Athletic Hall of Fame

MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University athletic department will be inducting Josh Endres ('13), Amanda Hart ('14), Brock Seim ('07), Jalen Voss ('15) and Don and Barb Young (Contributors) into the DWU Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Saturday on the DWU campus.

 "Induction into the DWU Athletic Hall of Fame is our highest honor and this group is the ultimate representation of our history, success and values," Director of Athletics, Jon Hart commented. "Each inductee has made a lasting impact on our athletic programs, campus and community. We are extremely excited to honor and recognize them for their tremendous accomplishments and contributions this weekend."

 Josh Endres completed his career with 3,329 rushing yards, 35 rushing touchdowns and averaged 87.6 rushing yards per game for the DWU football team. He tallied 93 receptions, 972 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns. He notched two 1,000-yard rushing seasons in 2010 and 2012, while averaging 100.1 yards and 130.2 yards per game during those two seasons, respectively. When Endres graduated from DWU, he ranked first in school history in all-time career rushing yards and rushing yards in a single season with 1,302. He was tabbed with three consecutive All-GPAC First-Team honors. Endres finished his senior season ranked fourth in the NAIA in rushing yards per game (130.2), while also leading the conference in rushing in 2012. He is only the second player in school history to receive three consecutive All-GPAC First-Team honors.

 Amanda Hart played in 124 games throughout her career and was honored with All-GPAC honors in each of her four seasons on the DWU women's basketball team. She tallied 1,406 points, 305 rebounds, 186 assists, 73 steals, 391 made 3-pointers and 479 made field goals in her career. She was seventh on the all-time scoring list in DWU women's basketball history when she graduated, and her 391 career made 3-pointers is still a school record. Hart holds the school record with 112 made 3-pointers in one season, which also led the NAIA in 3-pointers made per game and 3-pointers made in a season. She was a two-time NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete and the GPAC nominee for the Liston Award. Hart also received Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District honors. She was awarded the Matthew D. Smith Award and the KMIT Award her senior year.

 Brock Seim played in 56 career games on the DWU men's basketball team, tallying 1,271 points, 546 rebounds, 145 made 3-pointers, 122 assists and 121 steals in two seasons. He averaged 45.6 percent shooting from the field, 39.5 percent shooting from 3-point range, 82.2 percent from the free-throw line, 22.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. Seim sat at 27th in the all-time scoring list in DWU men's basketball history upon his graduation. He was a two-time All-GPAC First-Team selection and an NAIA All-American First-Team and Second-Team honoree. Seim was named the GPAC Player-of-the-Year in the 2006-07 season.

 Jalen Voss collected 2,059 points, 897 rebounds and 827 made field goals in his career with the DWU men's basketball team. He ranks fourth in the all-time scoring list in DWU men's basketball history. The Worthington, Minn., native was a three-time NAIA All-American honoree. He earned All-GPAC honors in each of his four seasons, three of which he was named to the First Team. Voss earned All-American First-Team honors his senior season after averaging 21 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest. He also became just the fifth player in DWU men's basketball history to reach 2,000 career points. Voss was honored as the 2014-15 GPAC Player-of-the-Year and was a member of the 2014-15 NAIA National Runner-Up team.

 Don and Barb Young are faithful supporters of Dakota Wesleyan athletics. Don graduated from DWU in 1968. They each regularly attend games to cheer on DWU student-athletes. The Young family created the Donald and Barbara Young Family Scholarship to help student-athletes of Dakota Wesleyan. This scholarship is handed out annually to a student who exemplifies extraordinary leadership both on and off the playing field/court. They are long-time members of the DWU TeamMakers Booster Club and are involved in the Mitchell community as well. In addition to being involved at DWU, Don and Barb are active in the Mitchell community with the Mitchell Booster Club, Mitchell Quarterbacks Club, Pheasant Country, VFW, Moose and Elks Clubs. Don and Barb married each other on June 12, 1971 and have three successful and accomplished children in Amy, Jay and Andrew.

 The Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet begins at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Sherman Center on the DWU campus in Mitchell, S.D.

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