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Wayne State College Honors Hall of Fame Inductees

Published: 11-8-2012 1:30 pm

Each year, Wayne State Hall of Fame inductees are honored at a Homecoming Banquet. Those recognized at the Sept. 29 event:

Dave Bross (Athlete) '68
Dave Bross, a defensive end from Minneapolis, was a starter from 1964 to 1967 at WSC and earned Nebraska College Conference All-Conference honors three seasons while making the NAIA All-District 11 football team as a senior in 1967. He was captain and MVP on defense in 1967 and was honorable mention All-American as a senior. After his playing days at WSC, Bross went on to coach football and baseball at Anoka High School in Minnesota for 26 years. His teams won Minnesota Class 4AAA state football titles in 1990 and 2000 and were Region 4AAA baseball champs in 1984, 1987 and 1995, winning Region Coach of the Year honors each season. He resides in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

Ronald Coles II (Athlete) '75
Ron Coles was a standout football lineman and wrestler at Wayne State from 1970 to 1973. A graduate of Marshall High School in Indianapolis, Ind., Coles was a three-time letter winner in football and was a two-time NAIA All-American in wrestling. He was a starting offensive lineman as a sophomore then moved to starting defensive tackle as a junior and senior earning NAIA Honorable Mention All-District 11 honors his last two seasons. In wrestling he placed third at heavyweight in 1972 and was sixth in 1974. Coles resides in Columbus.

Karen Hochstein (Athlete) '03
Karen Hochstein started all but three games during her four-year women's basketball career from 1999 to 2003. The Hartington Cedar Catholic graduate ranks fifth all-time in career scoring with 1,530 points and is third in career rebounds with 845. Hochstein averaged 14.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per game during her career. She ranks as one of the top all-time shooters, making 49.4 percent of her shots from the field (537 of 1087) and 70.2 percent (454 of 646) at the free throw line. Hochstein also excelled in the classroom as a WSC Presidential Scholar Athlete, three-time NSIC All-Academic selection and was twice named to the Verizon Academic All-District Team. She resides in Omaha.

Jim Paige (Administrator/Coach) 1975 to 2004
Jim Paige served as Wayne State's athletic faculty representative for nearly 30 years (1975 until his retirement in 2004). Paige was a WSC professor of mathematics from 1968 until 2004 and is still involved in Wildcat athletics, serving as a track official for numerous home track and field events. Paige served as a member of the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame board of directors. He received the Distinguished Contributor of the Year Award from the National Federation of High School Associations in 2000 and in 2002 was presented with the Nebraska School Activities Association Distinguished Service Award. Paige was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 at the Northeast Nebraska Track and Field Classic in Norfolk. He resides in Wayne.

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