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Randy Coauette Inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame During Homecoming at the U of M, Crookston
October 7, 2008

Contact: Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu) Stephanie Onken, communications assistant, 218-281-8446 (onken015@umn.edu)


The University of Minnesota, Crookston honored two individuals and one team with an induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, September 26. This ceremony took place during the U of M, Crookston’s Homecoming week, September 22-27. Included in the induction was Randy Coauette, ex. ‘75.

Coauette, a U of M, Crookston Trojan wrestler, was coached by Rodney Mosher, placed third in the Minnesota Junior College Wrestling Tournament in 1974; he went on to the National Junior College Wrestling Tournament where he lost to the fourth place finisher. In 1975, he placed fourth in the Minnesota Junior College Tournament and first in the Region 13 wrestling tournament. Coauette continued on to the National Junior College Wrestling Tournament and finished seventh. He was team captain and named most valuable player in 1975.

Homecoming week also included a naming ceremony for the Sargeant Student Center also took place, where the Student Center was officially named after Chancellor Emeritus Donald Sargeant as well as a concert by the band 32 Below, bonfire and pep fest, a homecoming parade and tailgate parties for Teambackers and students. To round out the week the U of M, Crookston Golden Eagles defeated the Minnesota State University-Moorhead Dragons 20-16 in a football match-up.

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