GLENDIVE — The Dawson Community College Buccaneers enshrined three individuals and the 2001 baseball team into its second Hall of Fame class Saturday night.
Women’s basketball player and softball player Kaila Fowler-Clarke; men’s basketball player Gary Baumann; DCC’s first women’s basketball coach Lois Steele; and the 2001 baseball team were honored at a banquet Saturday night, emceed by MTN's Scott Breen. The Hall of Fame is a part of DCC’s mission to foster a culture of excellence. Athletics have been a critical part of the college for over 60 years and the college plans to induct new members every year.
Athletic Director Joe Peterson instituted the Hall upon his return to the school, after noticing an absence of tradition.
"When I came back five years ago and took the job as athletic director, just looking over 60+ years of rich history and amazing athletes, coaches, contributors that have done so much, and teams that have done so much - we needed to honor that," Peterson said. "We needed to appreciate all the past, and I wanted our current athletes to see those ones that have gone before them and had to endure a lot more than they did to be able to be successful. Hopefully that will be a motivation for others coming up to also achieve greatness here."
The official ceremony will take place Sunday, between games of a home basketball doubleheader at approximately 4:00 pm.