Nancy Anderson Johnson (Multi 1970-73)
Johnson excelled in several sports during her time at UND, capping it all off be receiving the Grace Rhonemus Award in 1973 as the school's top female athlete for that year. A four-year letterwinner as a guard in basketball and 1973 Most Valuable Player, Johnson also lettered twice in field hockey and volleyball as an outside hitter and earned one letter in softball as shortstop. She also served as graduate assistant and assistant coach of women's basketball for one year. Johnson graduated from UND in 1973 with a degree in Health/Physical Education, and received her master's degree from UND in Health/Physical Education in 1976.
Paul Muckenhirn (FB 1976-79)
Recently named to UND's All-Century Team, Muckenhirn lettered four times as a tight end. His best season was 1979, when he led the team in receptions and was named Associated Press All-American, all-NCC, NCC Most Valuable Lineman, and UND's Most Outstanding Lineman. That season, Muckenhirn helped lead the Sioux to a 10-2 record, the North Central Conference Championship and a birth in the NCAA playoffs. His 11 career touchdown receptions ranked him eight on UND's all-time list. In 1977 Muckenhirn had 10 receptions for 156 yards and four touchdowns to rank third on the team in receptions. He ranked second on the team in receptions in 1978 as he posted 18 receptions for 296 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for one touchdown. In 1979, Muckenhirn did it all as he caught 33 receptions for 487 yards and three touchdowns, rushed for two more touchdowns and completed 2-of-3 passes for 59 yards and one touchdown. A native of Mahnomen, Minn., Muckenhirn graduated in 1981 with a degree in Industrial Technology and a minor in coaching.
Gene Murphy (FB 1960-62; FB co 1978-79)
A three-year letterwinner as a quarterback and safety, Murphy was team captain and an all-conference honorable mention selection in 1962. At quarterback he passed for 716 career yards and eight career touchdowns. He graduated with a degree in 1963 with degrees in Social Studies and Physical Education. In 1964 Murphy earned his master's degree in Physical Education and one in secondary administration in 1976. After graduating he served as an assistant coach with the UND football team for 12 seasons. He was named head coach in 1978, and in 1979, led the Sioux to the North Central Conference Championship and the NCAA playoffs with a 10-2 record. As head coach at UND Murphy compiled a 15-7 overall record. In 1985, Murphy was awarded the Thomas J. Clifford Award for success in coaching at the collegiate level.
Tom Wynne (Ten 1974-78)
The name "Tom Wynne" and UND tennis go hand-in-hand. A Grand Forks native, Wynne is a four-year letterwinner. He was the North Central Conference's No. 1 single champion in 1976, and was runner-up in 1975 and 1977. He also qualified for the NCAA national tournament in 1977. In 1979, Wynne led the Fighting Sioux to its first NCC title in 42 years. After graduating with a journalism degree in 1978, he played professional tennis on the Marlboro Tour in France in 1980. He served as an assistant coach for five seasons, leading UND to conference titles in 1984 and 1985. Wynne was then named head coach of both men's and women's team in 1986, a position he held until 1990 when the tennis programs were discontinued. When women's tennis was returned to UND in 1998, Wynne was named head coach. In addition to serving as the UND head women's tennis coach, Wynne is the head tennis professional at the Center Court Fitness Club and owner of the Center Court pro shop.