Dickinson State Athletics announced its 2023 Blue Hawk Hall of Fame class during Homecoming. The class consists of six individual athletes and two teams that were honored this fall.
“We are very excited to announce the selection of the three men and three women into the Dickinson State Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2023,” said DSU Athletic Director Pete Stanton.
Hall of Fame inductees:
Chioko (Nakasone) Hammel – Superior, Montana – Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field
Chioko spent five years at Dickinson State competing in cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field. She was a two-time All-American during her career and spent her final year as a student assistant for both programs. Hammel graduated from DSU summa cum laude in 2007 with a double major in Biology and Spanish, while minoring in Chemistry.
Christa (Hofland) Enebo – Dickinson, North Dakota – Women’s Track & Field and Basketball
Christa is a Dickinson, North Dakota, native and graduated from DSU in 2009 with a degree in Elementary Education, and minors in Coaching and Leadership. She was a member of the women’s track and field team from 2006-2009, as well as the ’05/’06 women’s basketball team. Christa was a two-time NAIA All-American in track and field, earned DAC All-Conference honors and held 4 DSU records (indoor shot put, outdoor shot put, weight throw, hammer throw) for 14 years.
Charles McLouth – Circle, Montana – Football
Charles played football for the Blue Hawks from 1989-1992 and was a two-time NAIA All-American Honorable Mention. He was named NDAC all-conference in both the ’91 and ’92 seasons. McLouth graduated from Dickinson State in 1993 with a degree in Math Education. Originally from Circle, Montana, McLouth now resides in San Mateo, California, with his wife, Stacy, and son, Alex.
Jason Ackerman – Glendive, Montana – Men’s Wrestling
Jason, originally from Glendive, Montana, wrestled for the Blue Hawks from 1996-2000 and was a three-time All-American while wrestling at 197 pounds and heavy weight. He graduated from Dickinson State with a degree in University Studies.
Francisco Rose – Kingston, Jamaica – Men’s Track & Field
Francisco ran track for the Blue Hawks from 2003-2006, helping lead DSU to NAIA national titles in ’04, ’05 and ’06. He was a multi-time All-American in four different events and was on the 2006 4x400 relay team that set a national record at the NAIA Championships.
Sara Berglund – Hazen, North Dakota – Women’s Golf and Basketball
Sara graduated from DSU in 2006 with degrees in Elementary Education and K-12 Physical Education, and a minor in coaching. She was a member of the women’s basketball and golf teams from 2001-2005. Sara was an NAIA All-American in golf, qualifying for the national meet three times and earning DAC All-Conference honors. She set records for both 3-point percentage (single season) and 3-pointers made (career) while leading DSU women’s basketball to a pair of national tournaments. She was named Female Athlete of the Year for DSU in ’04/’05.
2002 Men’s Track & Field
Led by a dynamic group of freshmen and several returning lettermen in the field events, the Blue Hawks won their first conference title in track and field since 1969. The team placed 5th at the NAIA national meet, the highest ever at that time for a Dickinson State track team. Aaron Cleare won the first of 4 national championships in the 400 meters and 6 other Blue Hawks were named All-American.
2003 Men’s Track & Field
The 2003 team helped Dickinson State become a national power in men’s track and field for the next several years. In this meet, the Blue Hawks scored 61 points to garner a national runner-up finish. The team was edged out for the national title by Lindenwood in the last few events by 3 points. Future Olympian Derrick Atkins won a national championship in the 100 meters and 9 other Blue Hawks achieved All-American status. The 2002 and 2003 teams were coached by Pete Stanton.