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Published July 13 2012

Kleinsasser, 1997 title team headed to UND Hall of Fame

GRAND FORKS – Former NFL player Jim Kleinsasser and the NCAA national champion 1997 University of North Dakota men’s hockey team headline the school’s 2012 Hall of Fame class that was announced Friday.

Other inductees include John Christen, a tennis player and wrestler at UND from 1980-84 and Louise Ronnerman, who ran cross country and track at UND from 1991-94. Christen was a two-time NCAA Division II All-American in wrestling while Ronnerman was a four-time Division II All-American.

The 38th annual Athletics Hall of Fame event will take place with a brunch and induction ceremony on Sept. 29 prior to UND’s Big Sky Conference football game against Cal Poly. The Class of 2012 will also be recognized during halftime of the football game.