Sport

Women's Basketball

Years Played

1985-89

Year Inducted

2004

Poetry in motion on the basketball court, Kremer was first-team All-North Central Conference in 1987, 1988 and 1989, third-team AWSF All-America in 1987, and a three-time Academic All-NCC first-team selection.  Named to the 1988 NCAA national championship all-tournament team, she was the NCAA regional MVP vs. St. Cloud (Minn.) State in 1988.  Kremer was NDSU's first female CoSIDA Academic All-American in 1988 as a second-team pick.  She was the NCC's female Stan Marshall Award winner in 1988-89 and also was a recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and the WBCA Baden Basketball Scholarship in 1989.

A four-year starter, she played 120 games and averaged 10.9 points per game while forming one of the best women's backcourt duos in school history with fellow inductee Pat Smykowski.  Kremer rebounded from a serious knee injury to finish fourth in NDSU history in career assists and third in career steals.  NDSU won three NCC championships (1987, 1988 and 1989), finished second in the nation as a freshman, and placed third in the nation as a junior while appearing in the NCAA playoffs all four years.

One of two Minnesota "Miss Basketball" picks to play at NDSU, she was selected for the honor in 1985.  She was valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA at Wheaton (Minn.) High School, where she was a four-year starter on the basketball court, earned Associated Press and coaches association all-state honors in 1985, and was a three-time all-conference selection in addition to making the 1985 Converse High School All-America Top 10.  Kremer was also a three-time all-conference volleyball pick and a six-time letterwinner in track and field.

She graduated with honors with a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1989, earned a master's degree in science/anesthesia in 1993 from St. Mary's University, and received the 1993 Award for Excellence for Academic Achievement from the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia.  She donated bone marrow to sister, Lisa, who was battling leukemia.  She is currently working as a CRNA at Methodist Hospital and lives in Edina, Minn., with her husband, Brian, an emergency medicine physician at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, Minn.  They have three children, Sophie, Nora and Joe.