Athletics Hall of Fame
Sue (Almleaf) Samuelson

Sue (Almleaf) Samuelson

SPORT(S) Field hockey, Tennis, Cheerleading
PLAYED AT BSU 1968-1972
Sue Samuelson graduated from Bemidji State University in 1972 with a Bachelors degree in comprehensive physical education and health.  During her tenure at BSU, Sue was a four year member of the women's field hockey team.  She was a member of two BSU conference championship teams, was named captain her senior season and she placed on the All-Star team while competing in the regional Women's Intercollegiate Field Hockey Tournament in Wisconsin.  Sue was also a four year member of the women's tennis team, as well as a three year member of the cheerleading squad for football and basketball.  Sue was also an Elsie Annis Award nominee, a scholarship given in honor of the first female physical education department chair at BSU.  Following commencement, Sue began a 33 year career teaching and coaching.  This multi-sport athlete became a multi-sport coach at the middle school and high school levels.  Over the past 33 years, Sue has coached volleyball, gymnastics, track and field, soccer and fast-pitch softball.  She also has served as a MSHSL gymnastics official and board member, a rules clinician and state meet referee.  Sue currently teaches physical education at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, MN, where she has served as department chair for six years. In recognition of her professional efforts promoting girls and women in athletics, Sue was nominated for the Ann Bancroft award. In addition to her professional coaching experiences, Sue has served as a volunteer coach for youth t-ball, baseball, fast pitch softball, and youth volleyball.  She also has been a board member for the North High fast pitch booster club, serving at its president for three years.  She also has volunteered with Special Olympics and is a foster caregiver with the Second Chance Animal Rescue center. Sue and her husband have two grown children, Kye and Kallie and make their home in North St. Paul, MN