Cross Country,
Track and Field

Years Played


Year Inducted


Dietman put together one of the most storied careers in North Dakota State distance-running history, capturing 13 North Central Conference championships, eight All-America awards, one NCAA national championship, and two NCAA national runner-up finishes in her years at NDSU.

The national title came in the 3,000 meters at the 1985 NCAA indoor championships, and the runner-up finishes came in the 1984 and 1985 national cross country championships.

She won two NCC cross country championships in 1984 and 1985, captured indoor league championships at 1,000 meters (1984 and 1986), 1,500 meters (1984, 1985 and 1986), and 3,000 meters (1985). She won double championships in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters outdoors in both 1985 and 1986.

Besides the national championship and runner-up finishes, Dietman was fourth in the nation in cross country in 1983, third two times outdoors in the 3,000 meters, and fourth twice outdoors in the 5,000 meters.

During her senior year in 1985-86, North Dakota State was the triple crown winner in the North Central Conference, capturing league titles in cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field.

A native of St. Cloud, Minn., she was a star performer at St. Cloud Tech High School and was named to that school's Hall of Fame in 1994.

Graduating from NDSU with a degree in accounting and business administration, she has been employed for the past decade as the Director of Information Services at REM MN, Inc. She is the mother of two daughters and one son, and lives in Plymouth, Minn.