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Former BSU standout Mulvihill to be inducted into NSIC Hall of Fame

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BURNSVILLE — Former Bemidji State Univeristy basketball and track athlete Liz Mulvihill will be inducted into the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Hall of Fame July 10 at the Best Western in St. Cloud during the 14th annual NSIC Summer Kickoff event.

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A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are available by visiting www.NorthernSun.org and filling out a Hall of Fame banquet registration form. Registration is due by July 1 as space is limited.

In addition to Mulvihill, this year’s Hall of Fame class includes Patty Becker of Minnesota Duluth, Kelley Owen of MSU-Moorhead, John Schultz of Minnesota State Mankato, Julie (Jensen) Rozell of Northern State, Van Nelson of St. Cloud State, Wayne Hawkins of Southwest Minnesota State and Merridith Duellman Joly of Winona State.

After annual inductions since 2000, today’s NSIC Hall of Fame now boasts 165 members and one team.

Mulvihill, who was inducted into the Bemidji State University Hall of Fame this spring, excelled on the court and in the field at BSU. When she arrived in 1983 she immediately joined the starting lineup for the basketball team and helped build a successful program under coach Joan (Campbell) Anderson. The 1986-87 and 1987-88 co-captain led her teams to an 83-30 overall record, two Northern Sun Conference championships, three trips to the NAIA District 13 playoffs and a 1987 NAIA national tournament appearance.

In track and field she also was a four-year letter winner and two-time team captain. As a shot putter, she was selected All-NSC in 1985-86, 1986-87 and 1987-88 and was a four-time national qualifier. She placed sixth in 1986, fourth in 1987 and was NAIA and NCAA Division II National champion in 1988 after setting indoor records at both the NAIA and NCAA Division II meets.

Her 51-9.25 throw ranks among the top 15 Division II throws of all time.

As a javelin thrower Mulvihill qualified for the national meet in 1986 and 1987.

Mulvihill has been a health and physical education teacher and coach in the Minneapolis Public Schools for 16 years. She is passionate about holistic health, wellness, and nutrition. She has worked on several school district wellness committees, is an organic, sustainable farmer, has served as vice president of the Cannon River Sustainable Farming Association, does numerous nutrition presentations in the community, has volunteered in community education coaching grade school basketball and is currently half way through a graduate degree in Holistic Health from St. Catherine’s.

She is also a mother of three children. Mulvihill currently lives in Minneapolis.

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