Hall of Fame Inductees

The NDSCS Athletic Department would like to congratulate the 2017 Letterwinners Hall of Fame Inductees.

The inductees include:

  • Orlando Patrick
  • Scott Roehm
  • Andre Smith
  • Willie Wilson
  • 1977 Wildcat Football Team

Orlando Patrick

 

Orlando Patrick, Chicago, Ill., attended NDSCS in 1992-93 and graduated from the Construction program. Orlando was a forward on the 1992-93 men's basketball team. The team record was 23-8, advancing to the NJCAA National Tournament. Orlando was MVP of the NDSCS men's basketball team, was named to the NDJC All-State Team and was a Junior College All-American.

Orlando went on to play basketball at Western Illinois University, where he was MVP and team captain. He received Player of the Month in the Mid-Continent Conference honors twice and was named to the All-Tournament Team of the Mid-Continent Conference. Orlando graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Business. He had tryouts with two NBA teams, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Indiana Pacers. He went on to play professional basketball in the Dominican Republic.

Orlando currently lives in Chicago. He has three children: Zahar, Tianna and Damen. He is the Managing Principal and Owner of Patrick Capital Group, a private equity firm that invests in commercial real estate. He enjoys traveling and reading.

Scott Roehm

Scott Roehm, Shoreview, Minn., is a 1994 NDSCS Liberal Arts graduate. Scott was kicker for the 1992-93 Wildcats Football Team. The 1992 team was the RC Cola Bowl Champions. Scott was First Team All-Region in 1992 and again in 1993, as well as Pre-Season All-American in 1993.
Scott transferred to Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., where he was an honorable mention in the 1994 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). He earned First-Team All-Conference honors in 1995.

Scott received his master’s degree in Education from Bethel University in 2007. Since 2005, Scott has been employed at Columbia Heights (Minn.) High School as a teacher/work-based learning coordinator. He currently lives in Shoreview, Minn., with his wife, Kayo, and their two children, Merritt (7) and Jackson (4). Scott enjoys fishing, playing softball, watching college and professional football and spending time with his family.

 

 

Andre Smith

Andre Smith of St. Paul, Minn., graduated in 2005 from the NDSCS Liberal Arts program.  Andre was a power forward for the 2003-05 Wildcat Men's Basketball Teams. The 2003-04 team record was 28-4, with the team losing in overtime in the District Championships. The 2004-05 team advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament with a 28-7 record, finishing as consolation champions in the tournament. In the 2004-05 season, Andre was selected for the Mon-Dak All Conference Men’s 1st Team.

He transferred to NDSU where he was a member of the NDSU Men's Basketball Team that defeated #15 ranked Wisconsin and #9 ranked Marquette. For nine years, Andre played basketball overseas, where he received numerous awards and honors.

Andre currently lives in Omaha, Neb., with his wife, Emily, and 1-year-old twin sons, Vincent and Victor. He is now the varsity assistant boys’ basketball coach at Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa, helping kids become better players through his basketball academy, 402 Hoops Academy.

Willie Wilson

Willie Wilson, Forest Lake, Minn., graduated from the NDSCS Liberal Arts program in 1997. Willie was a wide receiver on the 1996-97 Wildcat football team. The goal for the 1996 season was to “reclaim the hill.” The 1996 team went 9-0 before losing their final game in the RC Cola Bowl. Willie was a 1996 All- Conference wide receiver and felt honored to be part of the 1996 NDSCS football team under head coach John Richman, which was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.

Willie transferred to Winona State and was an Honorable Mention All-Conference selection for the WSU football program. He received his bachelor’s degree in Education from Winona State. He played briefly for the Lacrosse River Rats Indoor Football League and had personal workouts with the Denver Broncos and New York Jets in the fall of 1999.   

At Winona State, Willie met Karyn, a four-year All-Conference volleyball player. They married in 2002 and currently live in Forest Lake with their four children, Ava (13), Jacob (11), Mya (9) and Ashlee (6). Willie is the Regional Sales Director for Owens and Minor, working with a team that sells medical products throughout the Midwest. Willie’s enjoys coaching and supporting his kids in athletics, and is an avid golfer.

Willie lives by and teaches his kids the principle, “Treat people the way you want to be treated.”

1977 Men's Football Team

The team defeated Jamestown in the last game of the season with a score of 35-28 in double overtime. During the season, NDSCS scored 234 points to their opponents’ 93, and were ranked in the top 20 for NJCAA College football in 1977.  All Conference 1st team selections were: Dennis Broderick, Brad Barth, Tom Rynning and Tom Shorma. Kurt Grage, Dan Groetsch, Brad Salquist and Mike Stumpf were named All Conference Honorable Mention. All Region 13 selections were: Tom Rynning, Tom Shorma and Dennis Broderick.

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