UND ATHLETICS: Sioux donors honored on school's Legacy Wall
Ashley Langen and Weston Dressler both have enjoyed great careers at UND. But both said their contributions to Sioux athletics wouldn't have resulted without the help of those who have donated to UND. UND honored those who have given to the schoo...
Ashley Langen and Weston Dressler both have enjoyed great careers at UND.
But both said their contributions to Sioux athletics wouldn't have resulted without the help of those who have donated to UND.
UND honored those who have given to the school's athletic program with the unveiling of Fighting Sioux Athletic Legacy Wall on Thursday night in the lobby of the Ralph Engelstad Arena.
"I would not be at the University of North Dakota getting my scholarship paid for and playing a sport I love without you," Langen told those on hand for the unveiling.
Langen, a senior, is one of the leading scorers on the No. 1-ranked UND women's basketball team.
Dressler, an All-American who recently wrapped up a standout football career, also paid tribute to those who have contributed to Sioux athletics.
"You've made my experience at UND the best it could be," Dressler said. "I couldn't ask for anything more."
The names of more than 60 alumni and friends are listed on the Legacy Wall. Individuals and businesses that have supported UND athletics through a scholarship endowment or an impact scholarship totaling $25,000 or more were honored at the ceremony.
Langen and Dressler unveiled the Legacy Wall during the ceremony.
UND is making the move to Division I athletics next year. The impact scholarships will be a part of the school's plan to raise more scholarship dollars necessary for the move.
Impact scholarships will allow donors to better target athletes they want to help. For instance, a donor could support a men's hockey player or a women's basketball player who is majoring in a certain academic field.
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