The Saint Mary’s Athletic Department, in association with the Saint Mary’s Alumni Association, will induct three members into the Saint Mary’s Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 23, 2024: Marc Weisenburger B’75, Jamie (Rattunde) Nelson B’05, and Jenny (Folgers) Baertsch B’05. The trio will be recognized as part of the Cardinal Excellence Fund Dinner, held in Winona.
“This year we honor three alumni who excelled on the court, on the field, and on the track,” said Brian Sisson, athletic director. “We look forward to their big day and celebrating their tremendous honor, as well as highlighting Cardinal athletics.
“I look forward to a jam-packed audience; I invite you all to join us for this signature annual event. Together, we will recognize the tremendous athletic accomplishments by our three Hall of Fame inductees.”
Watch the Cardinal Athletics webpage at saintmaryssports.com for more information about the Cardinal Excellence Fund Dinner.
2024 Sports Hall of Fame Inductees:
MARC WEISENBURGER B’75 (Baseball)
Under the tutelage of Hall of Fame baseball coach Max Molock, Weisenburger was awarded First-Team All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors three years in a row. Weisenburger closed out an illustrious four-year career with the Saint Mary’s baseball team hitting .275 overall — including .342 as a junior and .329 as a senior. Voted as the MIAC’s top catcher each of his last three seasons, Weisenburger was tabbed the conference’s Most Valuable Player in 1975, while also being named as a member of the Outstanding College Athletes of America the same year. Weisenburger was the starting catcher for Saint Mary’s 1972 MIAC championship team.
JAMIE RATTUNDE B’05 (Women’s Basketball)
A four-year regular for the Saint Mary’s women’s basketball team, Nelson helped guide the Cardinals to the MIAC post-season tournament each of her four years — including a semifinal appearance in 2004-05. She was a D3hoops.com Second-Team All-Region as a senior, not to mention landing First-Team All-MIAC honors in each of her final three seasons, while being selected to the MIAC All-Defensive Team all four years. Nelson closed out her collegiate career averaging 14.3 ppg and 7.9 rpg, while recording 350 steals and dishing out 385 assists. Nelson ranks first in program history in free throws made (423), free throws attempted (596), and minutes played (3271), while also ranking in the top five in eight other career categories.
JENNY (FOLGERS) BAERTSCH B’05 (Track & Field/Cross Country)
A four-year letterwinner, Baertsch was a three-year track captain and a cross country captain her senior year. Owner of a combined 10 indoor/outdoor school records, she was the MIAC hurdles champion in 2004 — and qualified for the NCAA national championships in 2003, 2004, and 2005. Baertsch collected eight First-Team All-MIAC honors and added three honorable-mention selections over her storied career, while being named Academic All-MIAC and USTFCCCA All-Academic each of her last three seasons.