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Dear Friend of Blugold Athletics,
The Blugold Hall of Fame Class of 2022 includes a teammate, friend or relative of yours.  Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the Hall of Fame banquet planned for Homecoming weekend, Friday, October 7 in the Dakota Ballroom of W.R Davies Center.
Included in the 2022 class are: pole vaulter Stephanie (Barnes) Bertoli (2003, 05-07); golfer Ryan Kuhl (1998-2001); basketball player Becca (Spaeth) Bestul (2001-04); football player and wrestler Derek Sikora (2002-06); soccer player Becky (Westbrock) Dettmer (2003-06); softball player Mallory McKinney (2004-07). If you are not familiar with these athletes, there is more information below.
These are the Hall of Fame activities:
            Friday, October 7 - W. R. Davies Dakota Ballroom:
ocial at 4:30 p.m.; dinner at 5:30; program at 6:30 p.m.; program will be emceed by Bob Gallaher of WEAU TV13.
            Saturday, October 8 - 1st Avenue, Eau Claire:
parade at 10 a.m.; football game at 1:10 p.m.: Blugolds vs. Warhawks. Hall of Fame introductions at halftime 
Banquet attire is semi-formal and tickets are $35 each. 
Adult general admission tickets for the football game $12 each, reserved seats $14, seniors $9.
To register for the event, go to the Alumni page  If you prefer to pay by check, make payable to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Inc.  Please include a note that it is for the Hall of Fame banquet, with your guests’ names and send to the Alumni office, Flesch Family Welcome Center, PO Box 1208, Eau Claire, WI  54702-1208. 

If you have questions, please contact the alumni office by sending an e-mail message to or call 715 836-3266.   

If you cannot attend but would like to send a letter or note of congratulations to any of the inductees, please address it to my attention (Tim Petermann, McPhee 208, 509 University Drive, Eau Claire, WI  54701) or e-mail to
I look forward to seeing you at this event in support of our new inductees and GO BLUGOLDS!

Tim Petermann, Hall of Fame Executive Director


Highlights of 2022 Inductees

Derek Sikora, wrestling (2003, 04, 05, 06), football (2002, 03, 04, 05)

    NCAA national wrestling champion
    Three-time NCAA All-American
    Two-time Conference champion and two-time runner-up
    Two-time All-Conference first team football player

Mallory McKinney, softball (2004, 05, 06, 07)

    Two-time NFCA 2nd team All-American
    Two-time WIAC Pitcher of the Year
    Three-time All-Conference first team
    Holds most school single season and career pitching records
    Team won conference regular season or tournament championship all four years
    Team placed third in 2007 NCAA championship tournament

Stephanie (Barnes) Bertoli, track (2003, 05, 06, 07), gymnastics (2005)

    Two-time NCAA pole vault champion
    Six-time NCAA All-American
    Three-time conference pole vault champion, three-time runner-up
    Set school records in indoor and outdoor pole vault
    WIAC Indoor Scholar-Athlete for track
    Two-time Blugold Super Six recipient

Becky (Westbrock) Dettmer, soccer (2003, 04, 05, 06) 

    NSCAA 3rd team All-American defender
    Three-time All-Conference
    Member of two conference regular season and tournament soccer championships  
    Member of winningest team in school history (23)
    Member of team that set school record with 18 shutouts in a single season
    Member of team that set school record for fewest goals allowed in a season (10)

Becca (Spaeth) Bestul, basketball (2001, 02, 03, 04), assistant coach (2008-12)

    WBCA honorable mention All-American
    Two-time All-Conference center
    Started on team that set school single season win record (32)
    Starter on team that finished 3rd in the NCAA championship tournament
    Member of two conference regular season and tournament championship teams
    Third team academic All-American

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