HELENA — Tim Hauck and Joslyn Tinkle headline the Montana High School Association Athletes’ Hall of Fame 2018 inductees, which the MHSA announced Tuesday.
Hauck and Tinkle are joined by Travis Dorsch, Lindsey (Graham) Gustafson, Terry Idler, Zoe Nelson, Travis Walker and Gary Monahan. The MHSA Hall of Fame recognizes two nomination categories: “Modern Era” and “Old Timer,” which is for nominees who graduated at least 50 years ago. Monahan is the lone Old Timer inductee in this year’s group.
There is no formal induction ceremony, but the MHSA Athletes’ Hall of Fame is on display at the Fortin Center at Rocky Mountain College in Billings.
Capsules provided by the MHSA are below for each member.
Travis Dorsch, Bozeman (1998)
Travis graduated from Bozeman High School in 1998. He excelled in football, basketball, and track and field. Travis earned First Team All State honors in three sports, high school All American honors in two sports, and led Bozeman High School to a Class AA state championship in basketball. He holds the state record for Montana in longest field goal at 63 yards. In addition to being named to various all-state teams at numerous positions in multiple sports, Travis was selected as USA Today’s First-Team All –American kicker, an award given to the top high school kicker in the nation. After graduating high school, Travis accepted a scholarship to kick and punt for Purdue University where he would later be named the Ray Guy award winner as the top punter in the NCAA. Travis was drafted in the fourth round by the Cincinnati Bengals. Travis and his wife, Breanna, are both assistant professors at Utah State University in Logan, UT, where they live with their daughter Josephine.
Lindsey (Graham) Gustafson, Great Falls CMR (2000)
Lindsey is currently a teacher and coach at her alma mater, CMR High School in Great Falls where she lives with her husband Brett and her daughters Elleson and Rylee. During her high school career, she participated in softball, volleyball, and basketball, earning First Team All-State in softball and volleyball. She led her softball team to four consecutive championships, pitching in the championship game each of those years. She was also vital in two straight volleyball championships in 1999 & 2000. In her final championship softball game as a senior against Billings Senior, Lindsey pitched a perfect game helping her to earn the title of Gatorade Player of the Year in 2000. Following her outstanding career at CMR, Lindsey continued to play softball at North Dakota State, where she was selected as a two-time First-Team All American (Division II) and three time North Central Conference MVP.
Tim Hauck, Big Timber (1985)
Tim was a standout football, basketball, and track athlete in Big Timber, MT. He was coached by his father in both football and track. Throughout his 4 prep years, Tim earned multiple honors. He was All-State in all three sports, while winning a pole vault title his senior year, breaking the Class B record at the time, clearing 14’4”. After a successful high school career, Tim played football for one season at Pacific University before deciding to walk on at the University of Montana. He continued to excel in football in Missoula earning honorable mention All-Conference for his walk on year and the Golden Helmet award for the team’s hardest hitter all 3 years, giving him the nickname “Hitter” and the coveted #37 jersey. Later in his collegiate career, he was selected AP First Team All American status and was chosen Big Sky Conference defensive player of the year his final two seasons. After college he played 13 seasons on various teams in the NFL including the Patriots, Packers, Broncos, Seahawks, Colts, Eagles, and 49ers. When he retired from playing football, Tim coached several years in the college ranks. This past fall, he began his 5th year coaching in the NFL where he currently coaches with the Philadelphia Eagles. He is presently engaged to Robyn Rice.
Terry Idler, Malta (1978)
Terry was a three-sport standout in football, wrestling, and track. He earned all-state honors for two years in all three sports. He also earned All-American Honors for track and football in 1977. Terry was the Class A wrestling champion in the 185 pound division as a senior, going undefeated for the season. In track he earned a state championship in the 100-yard dash as a junior and again as a senior. He also was the champion of the 220-yard dash as a senior. Terry earned MVP honors in the 1978 Shrine football game as well. He continued his football career at the University of Idaho. Although injuries ended his collegiate career after the first season, he accumulated a number of honors. He was named the Big Sky Conference football Newcomer of the Year in 1978. Terry is number 3 on Idaho’s all-time record board of yards per carry in a season and number 4 in yards per carry for a career. He is currently living in Phoenix, AZ where he is employed as a pilot for US Airways. Terry has two children Emilie and Zachary.
Zoe Nelson, Kalispell Flathead (2005)
Zoe participated in cross-country and track and field earning All-State in both sports. She was a four-time state AA individual cross country champion, as well as a four-time team champion. In 2002 she earned All-American Honors as a National Cross Country Foot Locker Champion. Zoe was also a state champion in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs for 3 consecutive years. She ran on the state championship 4×400 relay in 2004. She graduated with the honor of class valedictorian and went on to attend college at the University of Oregon. Her running career continued in Oregon, as she was a five-time PAC 10 championship scorer in the 5,000 and 10,000-meter runs. She was the team’s number 5 runner at the 2008 NCAA Cross Country Championships and a three-time outdoor NCAA Regional qualifier at 5,000 meters. For her indoor track career, she is listed 6th all time runner for Oregon in the 5,000 meter run. Zoe presently resides in New York, NY, where she is a genetic counselor at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital.
Joslyn Tinkle, Missoula Big Sky (2009)
Joslyn played basketball and volleyball from 2005-2009 earning letters all four years for both sports at Big Sky High School. Many of her accolades came from her basketball career. She led her team to back –to-back state titles in 2008 and 2009. She was Montana Gatorade Player of the Year both her junior and senior year. Joslyn was the only person to ever be selected from the state of Montana to the prestigious McDonald’s All American team and WBCA All-American team. She was also one of 12 players chosen to represent the United States in the 2008 FIBA World Championships on the USA U-18 team that won a gold medal in Buenos Aires. Joslyn continued her basketball career playing for Stanford University for four years. Her team competed in 3 Final Fours including one championship game. After college she played with the WNBA Seattle Storm for a short stint before heading overseas to play professionally, where she competed in the Euro League while living in Hungary. She presently resides in Philomath, OR.
Travis Walker, Fort Benton/Plentywood (1995)
Travis was a three-sport athlete all four years of his high school career including football, basketball, and track. He went to Fort Benton for his freshman year and moved to Plentywood to finish his high school career. Travis earned 4 years of all-state football honors as well as earning all state in track and basketball. He was an excellent track athlete, winning three-time state Class B championships in the long jump and a mile relay championship in 1992. Travis was selected to the Great Falls Tribune All-State boys’ basketball team in 1994. Following his prep sports career, he continued to play football at the University of Montana as a wide receiver. He was a 4 year starter and finished his collegiate career ranked 7th on the all-time list for most catches. Travis currently lives in Missoula with his wife Catie and three children, Lani, Grady, and Bailey.
Gary Monahan, Butte Central (1962)
Gary graduated from Butte Central High School in 1962 where he participated and lettered in football, basketball, and track. He received All-State honors in both 1960and 1961 for football. In those two years, Gary set school records in passing for most touchdown passes and most completions in a season. He still holds the record for the longest touchdown pass in the history of Naranche Stadium covering 72 yards. As a track athlete, Gary pole-vaulted and completed a record-breaking vault of 12’10” (at that time a school record). Gary went on to play football at Eastern Montana College earning letters each of his four years as quarterback. During his collegiate career he was co-captain and was named All –Montana Collegiate Quarterback in 1964. He also lead his team to 2 successive Montana Collegiate Conference championships his final years. Gary currently resides in Butte.