Hall of Fame - 1980 Inductees
Courtesy: UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 01/20/2007
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Judge Ronald N. Davies (Tr 1923-26)
  Davies, a native of Grand Forks, was an outstanding campus student leader, active in ROTC and record-setting track and field performer. He lettered four years in track, 1923-26 and was and outstanding sprinter where he set UND records in the 100-yard dash of 10 seconds flat in 1925 and the 220 yard dash. His records remained unbroken for several seasons into the 1930's. He fancied himself a possible football player and reported to the then head football coach Davis for a suit. He told Davies, "Young man if you want to finish school healthy do not bother trying to play college football." After watching them work, Davies was glad he was never given a suit.

Vern L. DuChene (FB 1929-31; BB 1929-32; Tr 1930)
  DuChene was a super all-around athlete, competing as an outstanding football back, basketball forward and hurdler in track, 1929-32. He lettered in all three sports, three times in both football and basketball and once in track. He was an All North Central Conference basketball selection in 1930, and served as basketball captain in 1931-32 on a team that won 15 of 19 games. As a football back on Sioux teams they won 26 of 31 games, and tieing one. He also was an outstanding hurdler that annually placed high in the North Central Conference meets.

Loyd M. Amick (FB 1935-37)
  Amick is a native of Minot, N.D. He lettered three years, 1935-37 as a standout guard on Sioux football teams. At UND he was a two-time All NCC football guard 1936-37, earned honorable mention 1935 as sophomore and served as team captain in 1937. Amick was also Co-Captain in 1937. He graduated in 19378 with a B.S. degree in physical education. "My physical education degree prepared me for my career of 38 years of teaching, coaching and administration of athletics in a very excellent manner," Amick said. He was regarded as one of the finest football linemen in the midwest during his playing days.

Gordon G. (Ginny) Christian (H 1947-50)
  Christian, a Warroad, Minn., native, was nicknamed "Ginny". He had a super hockey career, lettering in 1947-50. In his three seasons he played in 59 games and scored 62 goals. He was a member of the 1956 U.S.A. Olympic hockey tam that earned the Silver Medal and also a member of the 1955 and 1958 U.S. National hockey teams. He was an outstanding scorer and his name is still found in the UND record books. Ginny ranks among UND's all-time scoring leaders, which is quite a fete.

Mark B. Foss (FB 1948-50)
  Foss came to UND from Fergus Falls, Minn., to earn a degree in engineering and architects. He lettered years, 1948-50, as a standout Sioux end. He was an All NCC selection 1948 and again in 1950 and earned honorable mention in 1949 for the same team. Beside football he also participated in basketball and track.

Arjan Gelling (CC, Tr 1967-70)
  Gelling came to UND from Thunder Bay, Ont. He ranks as one of our all-time trackmen. He earned All America track and cross country honors seven times during his career of 1967-70. In 1967 he was named to both the NCAA Division I and II cross-country All America teams. He repeated in 1968 in Division II as an All American in 1969. In track he won All America honors in 1968 and again in 1969 in both the national three-mile and six-mile records. He was also named the 1969-70 UND Athlete of the Year. His name is still found in the UND track record book, holding six records, ranging from a mile to 10 miles. There is little doubt that he has ranks as UND's greatest distance runner of all time.

Donald A. Loepp (FB 1942; 46-47)
  Loepp was a standout football center and linebacker in 1942 and again in 1946-47. He was an All NCC selection in 1942 and again in 1947 and team captain in 1947. Those who saw him play remember him as an aggressive and able center. Loepp was an outstanding performer, starting every UND game played in 1942. In addition to earning All Conference football honors, he was also a member of Blue Key, Who's Who and Sigma Delta Chi, professional journalism fraternity and graduated in 1948 with a journalism degree.

Donald F. Ross
  Ross was one of our all-time great hockey players. He lettered in hockey 1961-62, 1962-63 and again in 1964-65 as a forward and defensemen. He was also a two-time All American defensemen, named to the All-WCHA team and served as team captain 1964-65. Ross played on the U.S. Olympic team twice, 1964 and 1968 and was a member of four U.S. national hockey teams. He graduated in 1966 with an education degree.

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