Welcome to the Christensen Hall of Fame! This site is dedicated to the athletes, coaches, and builders that have made a significant impact on the School of Mines and the athletics department. The accomplishments and dedication of these these individuals and teams will also be remembered through the generosity of the Christensen family. Thank you!
Women's Basketball - Kori (Hoff) Stephenson 1998 IS
Kori Hoff is one of the greatest players in Lady Hardrocker basketball history and helped her team to tremendous success during her career (1994-98). She scored 1,934 points (third all-time on the Lady Hardrocker scoring list) and is currently fourth in all-time rebounds (930), fourth in all-time steals (262), seventh in all-time 3-pointers, and seventh in all-time assists (233). Hardrocker teams compiled a record of 83-38 (.686) and won four SDIC Championships, reached the NAIA Div. II National Tournament four times including a Final Four appearance in 1998. She was the ultimate team player and excelled defensively at rebounding. She was an SDIC MVP and all-conference selection all four years she played.
Men's Basketball - Chad Kramer 1997 CE
Chad Kramer was a tremendous two-way player for the Hardrockers and helped his team to two SDIC Conference Championships in 1995 and 1997 and to an NAIA DII National Tournament appearance in 1997. Kramer is 13th on the all-time scoring list for the Hardrockers with 1,289 points and was a strong inside player with great moves and a nice touch around the basket. On the defensive end, he was a great rebounder and anchored a strong team-defense during his career. He finished with 575 career rebounds and was named to the SDIC All-Conference team his junior and senior years.
Football - Larry Pawlowski 1977 MET E
Larry Pawlowski was a member of Hardrocker football teams that began SD Mines dominance in the 70's that laid the foundation for great teams in the 80's. Larry recorded 11 interceptions during his last three years and was part of a strong defensive unit that was the anchor of the Hardrocker teams. An All-SDIC selection, he was part of two SDIC Conference championship teams in 1974 and 1975. A hard-nosed player, Pawlowski exemplified the Hardrocker spirit of hard work and determination.
Track - Casey Jeffrey 2002 CENG
Casey Jeffrey made his mark on the Hardrocker track team from 1999-2002. He was a four-time NAIA All-American in the Shot Put three times and the Discus once --- where he finished National Runner-up. He was an SDIC Individual Conference Champion in the Shot Put and a two-time NAIA Academic All-American.
1990 & 1991 Tennis teams
These two teams won the NAIA District tournament to advance to the NAIA National Tournament.