Athletics Hall of Fame
Jayne Dusich

Jayne Dusich

SPORT(S) Cross Country/Track and Field
PLAYED AT BSU 1989-91
YEAR INDUCTED 2014

After transferring from Vermilion Community College, Dusich became a six-time letter winner for the Bemidji State cross country and track and field teams. She earned an individual Northern Sun Conference championship and first place at the District 13 meet en route to leading the BSU cross country team to an NSC championship and a District 13 title in 1989. She went on to place 30th at the NAIA national championships. That same year she was selected District 13 Most Valuable Athlete and earned BSU’s Most Valuable Female Athlete award. She became the first female to win back-to-back NSC cross country championships in 1990 before again being named NSC Most Valuable Athlete, earning all-district laurels by placing first at the District 13 meet and becoming the first BSU runner to be selected NAIA All-American, placing 18th. While at BSU she set school track and field records in eight events. She established indoor marks at the 1,000-meter (3:04.24), 1,500-meter (4:42.09) and 3,000-meter (10:27.85) distances, while posting records at 1,500-meters (4:46.80), 3,000-meters (10:31.90) and 5,000-meters (18:19.44) distances outdoors that still stand today. In addition, Dusich competed in   NAIA Nationals both years for indoor and outdoor track, was named NAIA All-American, garnered an NAIA Track and Field Scholar Athlete Award and was a two-time Academic All-American (1989 and 1990).

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