Athletics Hall of Fame
|SPORT(S)||Men's Swimming and Diving|
|PLAYED AT BSU||1976-80|
Mounds View native Ron Bornetun was a four-year letterwinner for the Bemidji State men’s swimming team and was a four-year member of the All-Northern Intercollegiate Conference squad from 1976-80. He earned NAIA and American College Coaches Association All-America honors in 1978, 1979 and 1980. A member of three consecutive NIC championship teams from 1978-80, he participated in the national meet to conclude each of his four collegiate seasons. He was an NIC champion with a conference record in the 50 freestyle, and he left Bemidji State owning Beaver individual swimming records in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. He also was part of a school-record 400 freestyle relay team. In addition, Bornetun posted records in the BSU pool for the 50 free and was on the pool-record 400 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay teams.