Sport

Volleyball

Years Played

1983-86

Year Inducted

2001

The first volleyball player in North Central Conference history to be named first-team all-conference team for four consecutive years, Hammond led NDSU to its first Final Four appearance in 1986 as a senior, the same year that she was named second team All-America.

First team all-region in 1986, she was a two-time NCC Player of the Week. When she graduated, she held school records for career kills (1,854) and career attacks (4,200) and continues to rank in the top three in both those areas today. She is also third in career service aces (235) and 10th in hitting percentage (.292).

She had a Bison playoff-high five service aces against Cal State-Sacramento in 1986. She played one year of professional volleyball with the Minnesota Monarchs and played in the USAV adult nationals for seven years, winning numerous all-tournament honors in the Open division and was the MVP in the 1998 Women's AA division.

A 1987 graduate in psychology from NDSU, she earned a master's degree in educational psychology in 1994 from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and has served as an elementary guidance counselor for seven years.

Born in Ventura, Calif., she grew up in Lakeville, Minn., where she was a standout performer in volleyball and as a high jumper in track and field at Lakefield High School. She is married to Dale Ehnes, also an NDSU graduate, and they have two daughters.