Three Athletes Named to Wall of Fame
The Viterbo athletics department welcomed three former standout student-athletes to campus for the annual Wall of Fame ceremony. Heidi Behnke (left), Roddy Hjort (center), and Missy Slinde-Gordon (right) were all inducted in a ceremony during homecoming.
Behnke ’01, was a forward on the women’s basketball team and first baseman on the softball team. In basketball, the Reedsville native was a Midwest Classic Conference (MCC) First Team All-Conference player her junior and senior seasons and was a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II Second Team All-American as a senior. She is currently fifth on the all-time rebounding list (801) and sixth on the all-time scoring list (1,303). In softball, Behnke was a first team all-conference selection her senior year and finished her senior season as a .380 hitter which ranks second all-time at Viterbo. She also ranks second in triples and third in doubles in the single-season record book. Behnke currently resides in Arizona and is a teacher and a basketball coach.
Hjort ’99 was an infielder on the V-Hawk baseball team. He finished his V-Hawk career ranked first in doubles (43), tied for first in homeruns (26), and second in career batting average (.372). Hjort was named first team all-conference his sophomore year and broke the single season record for doubles with 23. He was second team all-conference his junior season when he tied the single season record for homeruns with 14. As a senior, Hjort batted .349 and led the team in RBIs (37) and doubles (16). Hjort currently resides in Prior Lake, Minn., and is working for Best Buy Company.
Slinde-Gordon ’99 was a member of the first women’s soccer team in school history in 1996. She finished her V-Hawk career being named to the all-conference second team all four years of her career as well as being named to the all-conference academic team three times. She still ranks fifth all-time in career goals (23), fifth all-time in assists (11) and fifth all-time in points (57). Slinde-Gordon was named Viterbo Scholar Athlete of the Year her senior season. She currently lives in Barneveld and is a first grade teacher in the Dodgeville School District.