Athletics Hall of Fame
Len Rothlisberger

Len Rothlisberger

SPORT(S) Swimming
PLAYED AT BSU 1968-72
YEAR INDUCTED 2019

A three-year captain, Len Rothlisberger helped lead the Bemidji State Men’s Swimming and Diving team to four consecutive Northern Intercollegiate Conference titles spanning 1969-1972 and was a member of a team that finished ninth at the NAIA meet as a freshman. As an individual, Rothlisberger won the NIC 50 free championship. A member of NIC championship 400 medley (3:44.7) and 400 freestyle relay (3:22.7) teams in 1971-72, Rothlisberger had his name entered into the BSU Swimming record book as a contributor to both relays. Rothlisberger earned NAIA All-America accolades in 1969 and 1971 was an All-American Honorable Mention in 1970 and capped his swimming career as an NIC selection and earned NAIA All-American Honorable Mention accolades in 1972. Rothlisberger also competed in track and field as a student-athlete. He specialized in the javelin and placed fourth at the NIC meet as a freshman before devoting his energy to swimming.

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