The Saint Mary’s Cardinal ‘M’ Club, in association with the Alumni Association, will induct three members into the Saint Mary’s Sports Hall of Fame during Cardinal ‘M’ Club Weekend Friday-Sunday, Sept. 8-10.
The 2017 Saint Mary’s University Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will honor former student-athletes Mark Zaremba ’78, Amanda Weinmann ’07, and Ashley Luehmann ’07
The trio will be honored during an awards ceremony on Friday, Sept. 8. Along with the induction of this year’s Hall of Fame class, Friday’s ceremony will also honor Saint Mary’s 2016-17 postseason award-winners, as well as unveiling the 2016-17 Outstanding Male and Female Athletes, and Outstanding Male and Female Scholar Athletes.
Here’s a look at this year’s Hall of Fame inductees:
MARK ZAREMBA ’78
Zaremba played in 118 games during his four seasons with the Saint Mary’s baseball team, compiling a .289 batting average—going 86-for-296 with 14 doubles, three triples and five home runs. He drove in 51 career runs and was walked 40 times. Zaremba enjoyed his best statistical season in 1978, when he hit .427 (41-for-96), with seven doubles, five triples, and three home runs. He scored 22 runs that junior season. His five triples during his junior season rank No. 2 all-time and his 25 walks as a senior in 1978 rank third, while his eight career triples leave him sitting sixth all-time.
AMANDA WEINMANN ’07
Weinmann had a storied career as a member of the Saint Mary’s track and field team, claiming two Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles, three First-Team All-MIAC honors, not to mention earning NCAA Division III All-American honors three times in the shot put. Weinmann saved her best year for last, being crowned conference champion in both the weight throw (indoors) and shot put (outdoors), while also earning All-American honors in each of those events at the NCAA Division III National Championships. A double-major in bio-physics and engineering with a 3.99 GPA, Weinmann was selected Saint Mary’s 2007 Outstanding Female Athlete and Outstanding Scholar Athlete. She was also named 2007 MIAC Woman of the Year, was selected as one of the 10 NCAA Division III finalists for the NCAA Woman of the Year—not to mention earning ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors, and was one of 10 NCAA Division III female spring sport student-athletes awarded post-graduate scholarships by the NCAA. A three-time MIAC All-Academic Team selection and twice named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, Weinmann still holds the school record in the indoor shot put (13.46m), indoor weight throw (16.71m), and the outdoor shot put (13.72m).
ASHLEY LUEHMANN ’07
Luehmann was a standout in two sports during her time at Saint Mary’s, spending her winter months leading the Cardinal women’s basketball team, before trading in her sneakers for track cleats in the spring. Luehmann was a three-time All-MIAC First-Team selection in basketball, and still holds the single-season and career records in 3-pointers made and 3-pointers attempted. She closed out her career scoring 1,438 points, and also ranks among the program’s top 10 all-time in blocked shots, free throws made, field goals made, field goals attempted, free throws attempted, steals, and games played. As a field event specialist for the track and field team, Luehmann was the MIAC champion in the indoor shot put in 2007, was a six-time All-MIAC First-Teamer, made three NCAA Division III national championship appearances, and earned All-American honors with a sixth-place showing in the javelin in 2007. She was a two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic Team selection and still holds the school’s outdoor records in the discus and javelin.