William E. (Dutch) Leidholdt (FB 1932, 34, 36; H 1932-33; Tr 1935-37)
Dutch, as he was better known as, came to UND from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin to play football and obtain a degree in education. He competed successfully in three sports as a football quarterback and fullback, a defenseman in hockey and a javelin thrower in track. During his football career the Sioux won 23 of 27 games, won two North Central Conference championships and was widely popular in North Dakota. Besides football he was a standout hockey player, in 1932-33 and 1935-36. Leidholdt was selected as a member of the All league team in the old States-Dominion Hockey League in 1936-37, an honor he deserved. He also competed in the javelin throw and in 1935 and 1937 he was on the team that won the North Central Conference championship.
Eugene A. (Gene) Revell (FB 1930-32)
Revell, better known as Gene to many of his friends, was a great Sioux football star that played on the teams from 1930-32. Those teams won 24, lost only 3 and tied two games plus winning two North Central Conference championships. He played as a fullback in 1930 and moved to quarterback in 1931 and 1932. During his sophomore year he received the M. B. Ruud Scholarship Award for being the athlete with the highest academic average. After graduating in 1933 with a degree in business administration and accounting he became a member of the UND Alumni Association Board of Directors from 1946-49.
Francis A. (Fran) Breidenbach (FB 1950-51)
By today's football standards, Breidenbach was a rarity. He played both ways on the field, as an outstanding offensive guard and linebacker on defense during the 1950 and 1951 seasons. Fran played under one of our four all-time great coaches, Frank Zazula. He was an All North Central Conference honorable mention selection as linebacker in 1950 and selected on the All Conference first team at guard in 1951.
Frederick C. (Fritz) Engel (BB 1948-51)
Engel from New Holstein, Wisconsin, was an outstanding basketball player, and enjoyed great success as an guard on Sioux teams three season, 1948-51 and served as team captain in 1950-51. He started at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, but decided that UND offered him a greater chance of playing time. Fritz was an excellent all-around player, widely known for his great scoring from long range. He was named to the All NCC team his junior and senior seasons. He ranked 16th on the list of all-time UND basketball scorers, amassed 931 points in his three years Sioux season, most of which was in his last season.
Lloyd D. (Boom) Hallada (FB 1948-51; Tr 1951-52; Box 1949)
To everyone Lloyd Hallada this Grand Forks native, is known as "Boom" Hallada. Boom earned seven letters as a standout Sioux football back, trackman, and boxer. He lettered in football four years, 1948-51, as a very good fullback. He threw the shot in track, lettering in 1951 and 1952, and earned one letter as a boxer in 1948-49. His football honors included being named to the All North Central Conference first team twice, 1950 and 1951, serving as captain his senior year and being chosen MVP by his teammates that same year.
Daniel D. McKinnon (H 1947-50)
McKinnon is one of UND's hockey pioneers. He was a standout member of the small band of UND (All American) Sioux who propelled UND into the big-time college hockey ranks with a 6-5 victory over national champion University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He lettered three years as a hockey player, 1947-50, and was a very good defensemen on teams coached by Don Norman and Hall of Famer Cliff (Fido) Purpur. McKinnon was named to the All America second team in 1950. He also played with three U.S. national teams: 1955 in Germany, and 1956 U.S. Olympic team in Cortina, Italy where he served as Assistant Captain, and in 1958 with the U.S. Nationals in Oslo, Norway.