Wayne State College honors athletes, contributors, coaches, and athletic teams annually at the Hall of Fame banquet. Hall of Fame inductees include athletes, coaches, and supporters of Wildcat Athletics.
Sara Wells-Bents (Athlete)
Sara Wells-Bents was a standout thrower for Wayne State College women’s track and field from 2012 to 2015. The Boone Central graduate was Wayne State’s first ever NCAA indoor national champion as a senior in 2015 as a senior, winning the shot put in Birmingham, Ala., while breaking the school record three times that season. She also won the shot put title later that spring at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships.
Wells-Bents was named the NSIC Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year as a junior and senior and was named the Wayne State Female Athlete of the Year as a senior in 2015.
As a senior, she led WSC to the best ever team finish at NCAA Outdoor Championships, in eighth place with 26 points. She was also third in the discus to go with her shot put national title.
During her Wildcat career, Wells-Bents was a seven-time NCAA All-American that included her two national championships and a national runner up in shot put as a junior in 2014.
As a senior, Wells-Bents won the shot put at seven of eight meets and was fourth at the Drake Relays and was also named Most Outstanding Female Athlete at Sioux City Relays.
Wells-Bents was an NSIC champion seven times – three-time NSIC outdoor shot put champion (2013, 2014, and 2015), two-time NSIC indoor shot put champion (2014 and 2015), and two-time NSIC outdoor discus champion in 2013 and 2015.
Wells-Bents graduated from Wayne State College in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in applied human and sport physiology. She resides in Sioux Falls, S.D., with her husband Jordan where she is a radiologic technologist (x-ray tech) with Avera.
Mara Hjelle-Bischoff '11 (Athlete)
Mara Hjelle Bischoff played women’s basketball at Wayne State from 2007 to 2011. She helped WSC to three NCAA Tournament appearances, one NSIC regular season title, and one NSIC Tournament title while recording 1,334 career points (12th at WSC), 829 rebounds (4th at WSC) and 99 blocked shots (6th at WSC).
Hjelle Bischoff was a First Team All-NSIC selection as a junior and senior, Second Team All-NSIC selection as a sophomore, NSIC All-Defensive Team selection as a senior, and Second Team All-Central Region as a senior. As a senior, she helped WSC win the NSIC regular season title with a 21-1 league mark, the most wins ever by an NSIC team. She averaged 13.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game that season.
During her junior season, Hjelle Bischoff produced 15 points and 8.5 rebounds a game and was named MVP of the NSIC Tournament recording 10 double-doubles while scoring double figures in 25 games and leading the league in offensive rebounds per game (3.68).
Hjelle Bischoff also excelled in the classroom, named Capital One Academic All-District First Team as a junior and senior and received NSIC Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction during her senior year for seniors with a GPA of 3.75 or higher.
Following her career at WSC, Hjelle played professionally overseas for four years in Germany and won two championships while also leading the league in scoring and rebounding.
Hjelle Bischoff earned a human service counseling degree from Wayne State in 2011 and currently resides in Hugo, Minn., with her husband Lars. She is employed as a school social worker.
Logan Masters '10 (Athlete)
Logan Masters shattered nearly every receiving record in his four seasons as a wide receiver at Wayne State College from 2006 to 2009. All four seasons, the Storm Lake, Iowa, native earned All-NSIC honors, starting with honorable mention as a freshman, Second Team All-NSIC as a sophomore, and First Team All-NSIC during his junior and senior seasons.
Masters helped a Wildcat football turnaround that included a trip to the Mineral Water Bowl in his sophomore season and the NCAA Division II playoffs as a junior.
In his sophomore season, Masters had 64 receptions for 1,097 yards while helping WSC to a 7-5 record and a trip to the Mineral Water Bowl where he had a season-best 11 catches for 119 yards in the cold and rain vs. Missouri Western. As a junior, Masters had 80 catches for 1,179 yards and 6 TD’s, becoming the first player in school history to have back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
Masters closed his career during senior season by setting a then-NCAA Division II record by making at least two catches in every collegiate game played (46 games), and he was one of 24 candidates for the Harlon Hill Trophy, given to the top football player in NCAA Division II.
Masters closed his career with 258 receptions for 3,863 yards averaging 15.04 yards per catch, all WSC school records. He had 14 100-yard receiving games in his career and currently ranks third all-time in NSIC games career receptions with 207 for 3,118 yards and 20 TDs while ranking sixth all-time in NSIC receiving yards per game (84.3).
Following his playing career, Masters served seven seasons as an assistant coach at Wayne State that included the last two as offensive coordinator, then coached three years as a wide receivers coach at Chadron State College. He returned to Wayne State College for the 2020 season to be the offensive coordinator under new Wildcat head coach John McMenamin.
Logan earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management from Wayne State in 2010 and obtained a master’s degree in sport recreation management from Wayne State in 2013. He resides in Wayne with his wife Amber and their three children, Lincoln (5), Langston (1), and newborn son Leyton.
Frederick Bruno '10 (Athlete)
Frederick Bruno was a standout wide receiver and kick returner for the Wildcats from 2007 to 2010. A graduate of Miami Springs High School in Florida, Bruno earned All-NSIC First or Second Team honors three seasons and as a freshman was named the NSIC Newcomer of the Year. He helped WSC reach the Mineral Water Bowl in 2007 and the NCAA Division II playoffs in 2008.
Bruno was First Team All-NSIC as a junior and senior (2009 and 2010). As a junior, he had 1,163 yards receiving on 77 catches and nine TD’s to lead the NSIC in both categories, ranking seventh in NCAA DII in receiving yards per game (105.7) and 11th in catches per game (7.0). His 1,163 receiving yards were the fourth most in a single season by a Wildcat receiver.
As a senior, he was First Team All-NSIC and All-Super Region 3 First Team.
Bruno finished his Wildcat career ranked second in career receptions (191), second in receiving yards (2,626), tied for third in career touchdowns (36), third in career kick return yards (1437) and fourth in career punt return yards (418).
Following his WSC playing days, Bruno has continued to play indoor football with the Sioux City Bandits and is the team’s all-time leader in seven categories that include career TD catches (84), all-purpose yards (10,026), points scored (970), and kick return TD’s (15).
Laura Dolezal-Klutman '09 (Athlete)
Laura Dolezal-Klutman played volleyball at Wayne State from 2004 to 2007. She was a First Team All-NSIC and Daktronics All-Central Region selection as a sophomore, junior, and senior and was named the NSIC Libero of the Year in 2005 and 2006.
Dolezal-Klutman holds virtually every dig record for Wildcat volleyball. Her 2,947 career digs are 777 more than second place Courtney VanGroningen. She also has the top three single season marks for digs at 818, 810, and 779. Her single season mark of 818 digs is 163 more than fourth place Courtney VanGroningen’s 655 during the 2015 Final Four season.
Dolezal-Klutman still holds the NSIC Tournament single match dig record of 46 digs in a four-set match vs. Northern State in 2005. She currently ranks tied for fifth in all-time digs in NCAA Division II history at 2,947, and she ranks 21st all-time in career digs per set at 5.82.
Her play helped improve WSC from a 20-14 record as a freshman to a 30-8 record as a junior with three straight NCAA Tournament appearances and the 2007 NSIC Tournament title.
She excelled in the classroom with two NSIC Fall All-Academic honors.
Dolezal-Klutman currently resides in Golden, Colo., with her husband Andrew and children Sawyer (3) and Willa Jo (2). She is a domestic engineer.
Bob and Deb Ensz (Contributors)
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