David Fennell (FB 1971-73)
Fennell, a native of Edmonton, was a standout defensive tackle for the Sioux 1971-73. He was named to the All North Central Conference team in 1973 and many believe he merited selection to that honor team all three seasons. Passing up his final year of eligibility he decided to turn pro with the Edmonton Eskimos. Fennell played on the Sioux team under Head Coach Jerry Olson that had a combined 22-8-1 record. After playing 10 seasons with the Eskimos he retired as of the all-time great defensive lineman. He was also a recipient of many Canadian pro honors including the prestigious Schenley Award, given to the top Canadian pro lineman, and a CFL all pro several time and team MVP.
James E. Jarrett (FB 1957-59)
Jarrett, the son of the late Glenn (Red) Jarrett, was an outstanding all-around football back, lettering in 1957-59 under Coach Marv (Whitey) Helling. When he first came to UND freshman weren't eligible for varsity play, but he was still a star performer on the Sioux freshman team in 1956. He led the team in scoring, rushing, punt and kickoff returns his junior and senior year. The same years his standout play earned him All Conference first team honors. He was also a Little All America honorable mention and one of the honors of which he is proud was his selection to the Academic All America football team in 1959. That same year Jarrett served as team captain. He held the UND and conference record for the longest punt, 94 yards.
Norman E. Leafe (FB; BB 1938-40)
Leafe, a native of Marinette, Wis., lettered three years as an outstanding end for Coach C.A. (Jack) West football teams. He also lettered his junior and senior years on Clem Letich's basketball teams as a guard-forward. Leafe was named to the all NCC football team twice and to the Collier's Little All America football team in 1940. He was the only sophomore in 1938 to make the first team for West. And he was mentioned in Grantland Rice's column with Iowa All-American Nile Kinnick as Iron-Men. He played all but three minuets of every game in 1940.
Wallace D. Olson (FB 1940-42, 46)
Olson, a Grand Forks native, made his mark as a standout UND fullback just before and after World War II. He lettered in 1940-42 and then entered the army. Olson returned in 1946 to serve as co-captain under the late head coach Glenn (Red) Jarrett. In 1942 he was named to the All North Central Conference team.
Alford K. Simpson (FB 1939-41)
Simpson came to UND from Sharon, N.D., in 1938 as a football end. At this position he letter three times under the late Coach C.A. West, 1939-41. He was an outstanding two-way player named to the All Conference team in 1941.
John A. Anderson (FB 1953-54; BB 1952-55)
Anderson, nicknamed "The Bull" by his teammates, came to UND from Eau Claire, Wis. He lettered in two sports, one as a fine basketball player at forward from 1952-55. Those teams were coached by Hall of Famer Louis Bogan, which compiled a 50-31 record, winning two North Central Conference championships and dominated the North Central Conference. His other athletic achievements came on the football field, where he was an outstanding end for another Hall of Famer, Frank Zazula. He lettered in football twice in 1953 when the Sioux when 6-1-1 on the year and had a 4-5-0 record in 1954.
Fritz O. Falgren (FB 1933-35)
Falgren, a native of Grand Forks, was an outstanding two-way player on the football team of C.A. (Jack) West in 1933-35. Those teams won 16 of 27 games and tied three times, in which he played a big role in many of their victories. He earned all North Central Conference honors in 1934 and again in 1935. He also served as team captain in 1935. After finishing his UND career he played one year of Canadian professional football for the Regina, Saskatchewan, Roughriders. He had and outstanding year with them and was selected All Western Canada left end.
Thomas J. Nesbitt (BB 1963-66)
Nesbitt, a native of Clinton, Iowa, had a three-year career with the Sioux and proved that he was an outstanding player. He was a great outside shooter and playmaker, in which he lettered three times 1963-66. During his sophomore season as guard he led the Sioux in scoring. The Sioux went 26 and 5 his senior season, 1965-66. Together they won 50 of 60 games, won two North Central Conference Championships, two NCAA regional titles and placed third and fourth in that order in the 8-team NCAA College Division national basketball tournament. He was selected three times to the All North Central Conference team and once to the NCAA Regional team. Nesbitt ranks 14th the list of all -time UND scorers and if records had been kept during his career he would certainly rank in the top five of that group.
Dr. Corey L. Nyhus (Base 1969-72)
Nyhus of Harvey, N.D., ranks as one of UND's all-time pitchers in baseball history. He lettered four years in baseball, 1969-72 and was named to the NCAA All District team in 1971. His senior year, 1972, he served as team captain and voted Most Valuable Player in the North Dakota state amateur baseball tournament. Nyhus established many season records at UND including: season innings worked 69-1/3; complete games worked 7; games won 6; strikeouts 77 and innings without relief 68-1/3. All of those records were made in 1971.
Jerry L. Schultz (Base; BB 1964-67)
This native of Wheaton, Minn., is another two-sport Sioux standout. He was an outstanding baseball player and lettered in that sport 1964-65 through 1966-67, as a fine infielder. Schultz earned All North Central Conference first team selection three straight years. Also, he was a basketball guard 1964-67 and lettered under Coach Bill Fitch. In both sports his senior year he served as team captain. Following graduation from UND he Schultz played four years of professional baseball in the New York Yankee organizations until he retired in 1970.