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Bob Clauson Inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame during Homecoming at the University of Minnesota, 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 Bob Clauson, ex. ’82.

Clauson played hockey for the U of M, Crookston Trojans in 1981-82. He was one of the team captains for the 1982 state junior college championship hockey team under Coach Jim Clauson and Assistant Coach Chuck Habstritt. During that year, Clauson had 39 goals and 11 assists in 18 games with an average of 2.8 points per game. He set a new single-game record with six goals beating out a record formerly held by his brother, Jim. Named to the All-Region team as a freshman and sophomore, Clauson also was named to the All-American team. Ten years later as an assistant coach, Clauson helped lead the U of M, Crookston to the first of two back-to-back national championships.

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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