Athletics Hall of Fame
Lori Hutchins

Lori Hutchins

SPORT(S) Basketball, Track and Field, Swimming, Volleyball

Lori Hutchins graduated from Bemidji State in 1979 with a degree in physical education and health. While at BSU, Hutchins was a four-sport athlete participating in basketball, volleyball, track and field and swimming.

As a four-year basketball letter winner, Hutchins was selected All-MinnKota Conference four times and to the AIAW All-Tournament team as a junior. She led the team in scoring each season, was its rebounding leader her last three seasons and continues to hold the BSU single-game rebound record (24).

For her success on the court, he was named Women’s Collegiate Basketball All-America Team Honorable Mention by the National Scouting Association in 1979 and was drafted No. 6 by the Iowa Cornets of the WBA following her senior season.

Lori’s athletic talents were not limited to the basketball court. She was also a four-year letter winner on the track and field team, anchoring the two-mile relay for a fifth place finish at the AIAW Regional 6 Track and Field Championships in 1977.

During her four years on the volleyball team, she was named to the MinnKota All-Conference team on two occasions.

In her one year on the BSU swimming team, Lori took first in both the 50- and 100-yard breaststroke at the all Minnesota Intercollegiate State Meet and was a national qualifier in both the breaststroke and medley relay.

In 2000, Lori was selected as one of the top 30 Female Athletes at BSU and in 2001 she was named a Bemidji High School Outstanding Female Athlete.

Lori has taught and coached for many years since graduating from BSU, and currently resides in Duluth, Minn. where she works with special needs students.