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Vicki Wamberg Byrkit
Vicki Wamberg Byrkit, pronounced burr-kit, (Wausa) was a standout high jumper in high school and at Wayne State during her Wildcat career from 1982-85 (only competed three years at WSC because she student taught in spring of senior season). Vicki held the school record at Wayne State for 22 years and was a two-time All-American, placing fifth in the NAIA Indoor National Championships clearing 5’ 4” and fourth at the 1984 NAIA Indoor National Championships (5’ 6”). Wamberg Byrkit was also a three-time outdoor national qualifier at WSC and placed second at the CSIC Meet as a sophomore, junior and senior while also winning the NAIA District 11 Meet as a sophomore. In high school, Wamberg Byrkit was a four year state qualifier in the high jump at Wausa and placed at state twice. Father Dale and five of the six Wamberg children graduated from Wayne State. Vicki resides in David City where she has been employed at David City Public School since 1993 and currently works as a second grade teacher. Vicki Wamberg Byrkit was inducted into the WSC Athletic Hall of Fame on October 10, 2015.