Volleyball, Basketball

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One of the early stars that put Bison volleyball on the map, Rolf was a four-year letterwinner and captain of the Bison in 1984 as a senior. Rolf helped NDSU to records of 41-11, 43-10, 43-20, and 55-13 for a four-year figure of 182-54. She was first-team All-North Central Conference in 1984 and was NCAA All-Regional as well.

Rolf set NCAA Division II career records for matches played (239) and consecutive matches played (239) while setting NDSU records for career service aces, single-season solo blocks, and single season service aces. North Dakota State was a national playoff qualifier all four seasons that she played, winning the NCAA regional her senior year and reaching the national quarterfinals. In addition, she was a two-time academic all-conference selection.

Rolf played two years of basketball for the Herd before concentrating on volleyball.

A native of Hopkins, Minn., she was a member of the Minnesota Junior Olympic team in volleyball for three seasons and earned All-America status in 1983. She earned a degree in university studies from NDSU with an emphasis on corporate/community fitness and nutrition.

Rolf served as both the head coach at Fargo North High School and as an assistant at Minnesota State University-Moorhead during the 1987-88 season, directing North to a fourth-place state tournament finish. She was head volleyball coach at the University of Minnesota-Duluth for more than a decade before assuming the top job at Marquette University.

An outstanding official as well, Rolf has worked as a line judge in both men's and women's Olympic volleyball competition, including the women's gold medal game at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. An assistant coach on the national level at the USA Junior Elite Camps and the U.S. Olympic Festival, she has an International Officiating Certificate.

She and her husband, Kent, have two children.