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Brock/Otto Hall of Champions

Indoor Athletics Exhibit

Selected objects from the Indoor Athletics exhibit are described below.

Women's Basketball 2009 NCAA Division II National Championship Trophy

Women's Basketball 2008-2009 NCAA Division II National Championship Trophy and team photo. The net from one of the baskets from the championship game (103-94 win over Franklin Pierce University, March 27, 2009 in San Antonio, Tex.)
Facts about this team:

  • First MSU women's basketball National Championship in school history
  • First appearance in the NCAA Elite Eight
  • 2008-09 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Champions - 2nd conference title in school history, first since the 1985-86 season
  • Finished with a 32-2 record - 32 wins are the most in a season at MSU
  • Started the season 17-0 passing the previous mark of 16-0 set by the 1985-86 team
  • Scored 2,763 points for an average of 81.3 points per game - both MSU records
  • Recorded 16 home wins - most in MSU history
  • Team shot 47.2% from the field - new MSU record
  • Ranked #1 in the USA Today/ESPN Division II National Poll for first time in MSU history

1979-1980 NCAA Division II Mens Ice Hockey Championship Trophy and Womens Ice Hockey jersey

1979-80 NCAA Division II National Championship Men's Hockey Trophy - Team coached by Don Brose. Minnesota State has had hockey since the 1969-70 season, when Don Brose started the program. The first teams played outdoors and used old football jerseys for uniforms. But within 10 years, Brose and the Mavericks were celebrating an NCAA Division II national championship. Additional information about the history of the men's Hockey Team is available in the August 2012 issue of Today Magazine.

Women's Hockey jersey #17 worn by Minnesota State University, Mankato, varsity hockey player Jenna Hewitt (Anoka, Minn.), who scored 2-4--6 in 114 games played.

Mens Ice Hockey Goaltending Pads

Mens Ice Hockey Goaltending Pads, worn and donated, by Des Chistopher (Calgary, Alberta). Des played for MSU from 1995-1998 and wore these pads his first two seasons with the team, 1995-1996 and 1996-1997. Des was selected as MSU's Most Valuable Player and named MSU's Senior Male Athlete of the Year in 1997-1998.

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