Tickets Available For FDL H.S Hall Of Fame Banquet
The Fond du Lac High School Athletic Department is proud to announce the Class of 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees. The Hall of Fame weekend celebrations will be on January 17 and 18, 2014. The inductees will be recognized at half-time of the 7:15 p.m. boy’s home basketball game on January 17 at the Acuity Fieldhouse in Fond du Lac High School. Additionally, the 1969 State Champion football team will be honored along with the inductees.
The Hall of Fame banquet will be on Saturday, January 18 at the Knights of Columbus (KC) Hall located at 795 Fond du Lac Avenue. The night will begin with a social at 4 p.m., dinner at 5:30 and ceremony at 6:30. The ticket price for the dinner are $25 and can be purchased at Fond du Lac High School, KFIZ radio station, the KC Hall and Central Barber. Congratulations to the following individuals on their induction into the Hall of Fame:
Michael Becker: Michael earned letters in baseball, football and hockey in high school. He was the Conference Lineman of the Year in 1969 and was named to the All-State and All-American football teams. He went to UW-Madison to play football and earned his degree in education. After college, Michael went into teaching and coaching for many years before transitioning into educational leadership positions.
Rollie Bestor: Rollie was an 8-time letter winner in football, basketball and track. He was the leading scorer in the FVA in 1947 for football and was named to the 1948 All-State football team. Rollie went on to UW-Madison where he fell in love with the sport of diving. He earned All-American honors in 1954. After college, Rollie coached the swim teams for the United States Army and Waukesha High Schools. His team won 6 state titles when he was the head swimming coach for Waukesha.
Drake Diener: Drake was a 4-time letter winner in basketball. He was part of 3 regional championship teams and was an All-State player in 2001. He set school records for 3-point and free throw percentages in a single season and career. He went on to DePaul University and became their all-time leader in 3-point field goals. He was also part of a Conference USA Championship team in 2004. Drake is currently playing professionally in the Italian Series A League.
Rachel Diener Bechert: Rachel lettered in basketball and tennis in her time at Fond du Lac High School. In basketball, she was the second leading scorer in high school history with 1411 points. She was named to multiple All-Conference and All-State teams in both sports. She holds the WIAA state tournament game record for 3-pointers made with six. Rachel attended Saint Louis University after high school where she played basketball and earned her degree in marketing and communications.
Kent Ellingson: Kent was a 9-time letter winner in hockey, football, and baseball. Kent earned All-Conference honors in all 3 sports and was named to the All-State team in hockey. Kent finished his career at Fond du Lac by being the leading scorer in team hockey history. Kent played for the Wisconsin Capitols USHL team in 1992 before attending Marian University where he played baseball. Kent was an All-Conference catcher and player of the year in 1996. Kent was also inducted into the Marian University Hall of Fame in 2012.
Eric Grams: Eric earned letters in both basketball and football in his time at Fond du Lac. He was named to both All-Conference and All-State teams in both sports. In addition, Eric played in both of the Wisconsin high school All-Star games. Eric received a scholarship to play football at the UW-Madison and became a 3-year starter for the Badgers. He was the Scout Team Player of the Year in 1995 and shared the team MVP award in 1998 with nine senior players. He earned his degree in agricultural business management.
Craig Koenigs: Craig earned 10 letters in football, hockey, baseball, and track. He earned All-Conference accolades in both hockey and football. In addition, Craig was named to the All-State and Bigger, Faster, Stronger All-American football teams in 1986. During the 1985 football season, Craig scored 32 points in a single game. After high school, Craig played football for the University of North Dakota and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire