Sport

Cross Country, Track

Years Played

1981-84

Year Inducted

1999

A five-time North Central Conference track and field champion and two-time All-American at the mid-distance events in the early 1980s, Bergerson won two outdoor North Central Conference titles in the 800 meters in 1981 and 1984 and doubled up in 1984 to win the 1,500 meter crown. That performance earned her the conference's Most Valuable Performer tag in 1984. Indoors, she captured the 800-meter title in both 1981 and 1982.

She finished sixth in the nation outdoors in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA Division II championships with a school record 4:29.21 clocking. In addition, she was a member of the 3,200-meter relay team that finished sixth in the nation in the AIAW national championships. She still holds the school records in the 1,500 meters indoors and outdoors.

A native of Fargo, she participated in track and field, volleyball, swimming, basketball, and cross country at South High School. Bergerson won the state title in the 880-yard run as a senior, was second in the 440 and ran a leg on both the mile relay and the 880-yard medley relay teams that won state titles.

Since graduating from NDSU, she has worked as a technical support specialist for Great Plains Software for two years, worked as a staff auditor for Olsen Thielen & Co., Ltd., in the Twin Cities and has now become a shareholder and director for that company. She was instrumental in setting up Olsen Thielen Technologies, Inc., as a subsidiary. She married former NDSU track and cross country star Tom Stambaugh and they have two children.