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St. Kate's to induct four members into Hall of Fame Sept. 22

wildcats_logoThe St. Catherine University athletics department will induct four new members into the Wildcats Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 22., with a formal induction ceremony at 11:45 a.m., in the Butler Center.

The 2012 class includes Kim (Hayes) Jones '03, Rita Pomroy '05, Anne Sikkora '03 and Jenna (Martin) Tanner '06. Each individual was an outstanding contributor to their respective programs during their time at St. Kate's.

Jones was a three-time captain of the women's hockey team and twice named to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) All-Conference team. She is the all-time leader in career points (151) and assists (75) for the Wildcats and is in the top-three all-time in multiple season and career scoring categories. Read more about Kim (Hayes) Jones.

Pomroy was also a three-year captain and three-time All-MIAC catcher for the fast pitch softball team. During her time at St. Kate's Pomroy helped the Wildcats to their first 20-win season and currently holds four program records including hits (149), doubles (35) , triples (17) and RBIs (82). Read more about Rita Pomroy.

Sikkora is one of the most decorated St. Kate's track and field athletes as she had a total of 22 top-six finishes in the MIAC Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships during her years with the Wildcats. She also holds eight school records – three indoor and five outdoor marks. Read more about Anne Sikkora.

Tanner was a team captain and two-time All-MIAC pick in women's basketball in just three years of participation at St. Kate's. She finished her career as a Wildcat with 19 double-doubles, is fourth all-time in points (908) and finished fifth in single-season points (368) for St. Kate's. Read more about Jenna (Martin) Tanner.

The induction ceremony is open to the public to attend. The honorees will also be recognized at the soccer game at 1 p.m., and the volleyball game at 3 p.m.

Kim (Hayes) Jones '03
Kim (Hayes) Jones was a 2003 graduate of the College of St. Catherine and left as one of the most decorated members of the hockey program. Jones currently holds the top-spot in career points (151) and career assists (75). In her first year as a Wildcat, Jones tallied a St. Kate's-record 35 assists in a season and 63 total points, earning her All-MIAC Honorable Mention honors as a first-year – an honor she earned twice in her career. She was also an All-Conference pick twice and finished in top MIAC scoring categories numerous times. Jones ranked in the top-10 eight times in her career in five different categories and four times in the top-15 in three categories.

Jones' remarkable career as a Wildcat was highlighted by her leadership skills and passion for hockey, which earned her duties as captain for three seasons. She was also named the St. Kate's Rookie of the Year and ranks in the top-three all-time in Wildcats history in every season and career scoring category including points, goals, assists, game-winning goals, power play goals, short-handed goals, plus-minus and hat tricks.

Rita Pomroy '05
Rita Pomroy graduated from the College of St. Catherine in 2005 and was a four-year member of the fastpitch softball team.  Pomroy played third base for a short time before she was converted to an everyday catcher. She embraced this challenge and her time behind the plate also helped at the plate, as she would set a number of school records.  Pomroy held four top-five hitting stats in the MIAC by her senior year (.746 slugging percentage, 40 RBIs, 8 homeruns and 83 total bases).  She was ranked 14th in the NCAA for her season high 40 RBIs and currently holds four career records for the Wildcats with 149 hits , 35 doubles , 17 triples and 82 RBIs.

Pomroy was a three-time captain and a three-time MIAC All-Conference player.  She was also a member of the 2005 team that set program history with the first 20-win season.  Academically, she was honored with the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Award, the Outstanding Senior in Business Award and the prestigious Dean of Student's Award.  Pomroy played 139 games for the Wildcats, scoring 70 runs, thirteen of which were homeruns. She also remains fourth all-time for the Wildcats with a .369 career batting average. 

Anne Sikkora '03
Anne Sikorra was a 2003 graduate of the College of St. Catherine and left a behind an impressive mark on the Track and Field program. At the time of her induction Sikorra held eight school records, three indoor and five outdoor. Her indoor records include Pole Vault (3.31 meters in 2003), Long Jump (5.21 meters in 2002) and Pentathlon (3149 points). On the outdoor venue, Sikorra shares the top spot for the 200-meter dash (26.57 seconds in 2001); is a part of the top teams for the 4x100-meter relay (50.67 seconds in 2001) and 4x800-meter relay (9:41.59 in 2003); and holds records in the Heptathlon (4323 points in 2003) and Pole Vault (3.46 meters in 2003). Overall, Sikorra holds nine top-three school marks for indoor competition and 12 top-five marks for outdoor.

While at St. Kate's, Sikorra was a vital part of the track and field program's success each year at the MIAC Championships. Sikorra had 12 top-six finishes at the MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships and 10 top-six finishes at the MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships during her time at St. Kate's.

Jenna (Martin) Tanner '06
Jenna (Martin) Tanner graduated from the College of St. Catherine in 2006 and enters the athletics Hall of Fame as the fourth-leading scorer of all-time for the Wildcats basketball team (908 points). Having suffered an injury during the 2004-05 season, Tanner managed to set numerous records in just three seasons. During her sophomore year, Tanner set three single-game records for the Wildcats in just one game versus Bethel including points (34), free throw attempts (18) and free throw percentage (18-for-18). That year she also set the record for rebounding in a season (240, 9.6 rpg), which she later broke in her senior season with 250 rebounds (10.0 rpg) – the most in the MIAC in 2005-06.

Tanner was a team captain and twice named to the MIAC All-Conference team. As a first-year, she was named to the All-MIAC First-year team, led the Wildcats to a 14-11 record and earned the St. Kate's Rookie of the Year award. Tanner finished her career with 19 double-doubles and fifth all-time in single season points (368).

Aug. 27, 2012 by St. Catherine University Athletics

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