Athletics Hall of Fame
Patricia Sartell

Patricia Sartell

SPORT(S) Volleyball, Basketball

Pat Sartell earned a four-year athletic scholarship to play volleyball and basketball at Bemidji State University from 1974-78 where she lettered four times in each sport. This 1974 graduate of Wadena High School went on to become the leading scorer on the BSU basketball team and held the best free-throw percentage. She played on the Minn-Kota Conference Championship Team from 1975-76 and was twice named to the All Minn-Kota Conference Team. In volleyball, she was team captain, team leader for kills and ace serves, member of the Minn-Kota Conference Championship Team all four years and in 1976-77 was a member of the second place MAIAW State Championship team and the third-place AIAW Region 6 Tourney team. Pat was twice named to the All Minn-Kota Conference volleyball team. In 1977 and 1978, she also participated on the BSU Softball Club Team. Pat graduated from BSU with a degree in physical education and was a physical education teacher in Deer Creek from 1978-84 where she coached two district championship volleyball teams and also coached basketball and softball. She was named Region 6A Volleyball Coach of the Year in 1983 and was head coach of the Senior Girls Little League Championship in 1995. In 2000, she was named to the BSU Women's Athletics All 30th Anniversary Team as one of the top 30 best women athletes in BSU history. She is currently a special education teacher living in Marysville, California.