Track and Field

Years Played


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A versatile track and field performer for the Bison, Schloss was a five-time NCAA All-American, including a pair of national runner-up finishes in the high jump in 1985 and 1987.  The North Central Conference outstanding female athlete at the 1987 indoor championships, she was a 10-time NCC champion overall and a member of four NCC indoor (1985, 1986, 1987 and 1988) and three NCC outdoor (1985, 1986 and 1987) championship teams during career.

Coached by Sue Patterson and Jerry Gores, she was a four-time NCC indoor champion in the high jump (1985, 1986, 1987 and 1988) and won the league's indoor long jump title in 1987.  She was a three-time NCC outdoor champion in the high jump (1985, 1987 and 1988), a two-time NCC heptathlon champion (1985 and 1987), and scored 160 points in NCC indoor and outdoor competition during career.  The NDSU outdoor record holder in the high jump (5 feet, 9 3/4 inches in 1988), she ranked sixth in the heptathlon (4,585) on the school's all-time list when she was inducted.

A member of the 1988 NCC Academic At-Large first team, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1989.  She earned her master's degree from Cardinal Stritch University.

She was a 16-time letterwinner for Napoleon (N.D.) High School and held the North Dakota overall and Class B girls' high jump record from 1984-2003.  She still holds four school marks.  She was a three-time Class B state champion, a National High School Track All-American in 1984, and a 10-time South Central Conference and nine-time Region V champ.  She claimed 11 state AAU titles and the 1982 AAU Region XI high jump crown.

A member of two Class B state champion gymnastic teams, she claimed individual titles in the vault and uneven bars.  She was a member of the High School All-America Gymnastics Team in 1983 and 1984, and was all-state and an all-state tourney selection in basketball.  An exceptional basketball talent, she played in the 1984 Lions All-Star game.

Beyond college, she spent 13 years working in the banking industry with U.S. Bank, leaving the organization as Reserve Line Product Manager in 2002 to become a full-time mother.  She resides in Plymouth, Minn., with her husband, Jon, and two children.