Six members inducted into UWO Hall of Fame

Four former student-athletes, one former administrator and one former coach were inducted into the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Athletics Hall of Fame in May.

This year’s induction class included:

  • Carrie (Gilbert) Poehls ’05, of Milwaukee, women’s soccer

  • Lynnda (Hahn) Mirkes ’94, of New Berlin, women’s gymnastics

  • Kay (Mikolajczak) Chmielewski ’04, of Greenfield, women’s basketball and track and field

  • David Weidemann ’66 and MSE ’68, of Winneconne, men’s track and field, and football

  • Allen Ackerman, of Oshkosh, former director of athletics

  • Pam Ruder MBA ‘92, women’s basketball coach

Gilbert, a three-time All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) first team selection from 2000-2002, is the only All-American in the 24-year history of the UW Oshkosh women’s soccer program.

Hahn is a 13-time All-American who won one national and five conference championships as a member of the UW Oshkosh women’s gymnastics team from 1990 to 1993. Her efforts helped the Titans capture three WIAC titles and four top-three finishes at the National Collegiate Golf Association (NCGA) Championship,

Mikolajczak’s long list of accomplishments include All-America citations in both women’s basketball and women’s track and field and receiving the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Today’s Top VIII Award, Jostens Trophy, NCAA Wisconsin Woman of the Year Award and the UW Oshkosh Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.

Weidemann earned four letters in men’s track and field and two in football before joining the staff at UW Oshkosh as a track and field coach and administrator. He ascended to the positions of admissions director and assistant to the vice chancellor for Student Affairs, during an administrative career at UW Oshkosh that spanned from 1966 until his retirement in 2000.

Ackerman had an award-winning tenure as UW Oshkosh’s director of athletics for 19 years, overseeing 19 national championships, 64 conference titles and several construction projects.

Ruder concluded her nine seasons (1997 to 2005) at the helm of the UW Oshkosh women’s basketball program with a 203-46 record, four WIAC titles, four appearances in the NCAA Division III Championship and one national coach of the year award.

Learn more about the 2016 inductees.

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