Hall of Fame - 1988 Inductees
Courtesy: UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 01/20/2007
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Marvin "Whitey" Helling (FB co 1957-67)
  Whitey served as head football coach for the Fighting Sioux for 11 years between 1957 and 1967. His teams compiled a sparkling 60-35-3 record during those 11 seasons with a .628 winning percentage. Helling led UND to the 1958 North Central Conference championships and to ties for the conference title in 1964 and 1966. The Sioux also played two post-season bowl games, the 1965 Mineral Water Bowl and the 1966 Pecan Bowl. Helling presided over the program when it rose from mediocrity to being a NCC power and known on the national scene.

Jack W. West (FB 1936-38)
  West is considered one of the finest football players ever at UND. A center, he lettered for three years 1936-37-38 and was an All-North Central Conference selection two times, 1937 and 1938, helping lead the Sioux to two NCC championships in 1936 and 1937. He was coached by his father, the late C. A. "Jack" West. He played on some great UND teams that won 9 of 11 games in 1936, had a 5-3-0 record in 1937, which included a 10-8 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and a 14-13 win over the nationally ranked Detroit University at Detroit and a 6-2-0 record in 1938. He also recorded four shutouts and averaging 6.4 points a game and served as co-captain his senior year.

Mike "Lefty" Curran (H 1965-68)
  Curran was a standout goaltender for the Fighting Sioux hockey program during the 1960's was probably better known as "Lefty" to many fans. He lettered in 1965-66, 1966-67 and 1967-68, earning All-Western Collegiate Hockey Association honors as a senior, being named to the WCHA All Star First Team. A native of International Fall, Minn., Curran sported a 2.98 goals against average in 85 games, as the Sioux compiled a 56-32-4 record with him in the nets. He went on to play in the 1970, 1971 and 1976 National Team and was a member of the 1972 United States Olympic team. Curran played pro hockey for several seasons with the St. Paul Fighting Saints of the now defunct World Hockey Association.

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