Athletics Hall of Fame
Mary Gergan

Mary Gergan

SPORT(S) Volleyball

A walk-on setter for the Bemidji State volleyball team from 1986-89, Gergen earned four varsity letters, was named captain during each of her final three seasons and was selected as the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1987, 1988 and 1989. She helped lead the Beavers to an overall record of 109-73 during her collegiate career, which included a 35-11 overall mark and a Northern Sun Conference Championship in 1988. In addition, the Beavers posted back-to-back NAIA District 13 Tournament titles in 1988 and 1989. Gergen led BSU in assists during each of her four seasons, and her totals of 1,383 in 1989 and 1,366 in 1987 remain as the top two single-season assist marks in BSU volleyball history.  In addition, she posted the team’s top dig totals in 1988 (346) and 1989 (404) and led the team in services aces and hitting percentage. She left BSU in 1990 owning the program’s career records for assists (4,629) and service aces (314), hitting percentage (.331) and digs (1,385) and remains atop the program’s assist and services aces lists more than 25 years later. In addition to BSU’s single-season assist mark, she still owns single-season records for games played (155) and service aces (102). Gergen was a four-time All-NSC performer, earned All-District 13 honors in each of her four seasons at BSU, while pulling down the District’s MVP honors three times (1987-89) and was named to the NAIA All-America Third Team as a senior.