Roxie Wells Stoebner ‘80
Roxie Wells Stoebner entered Dakota Wesleyan University in 1976 when women’s intercollegiate athletics was in its infancy. Stoebner participated in four sports and became an instant success and team leader in each one during her athletic career. Stoebner set three school records: game rebounds, season rebounds and career rebounds. Stoebner’s 23 rebounds in one game has been the longest school record for any DWU women’s athletic event. Although powerful on the basketball court, track was possibly Steobner’s strongest sport, as she has held six school records, including the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump, the javelin and two relays. Stoebner was selected most valuable in volleyball her senior year, and she continually won the hustler award in softball and basketball. With Stoebner’s talent, commitment, dedication and leadership, she truly helped pave the way for the high level of success the Tiger women experience today.
Betsy Bartels Tupper
Betsy Bartels Tupper was a two-sport standout for Dakota Wesleyan University in her time at the university. She was a four-year starter for the Tiger volleyball and softball teams, and excelled at both sports. On the volleyball court, Tupper earned All-Conference honors in each of her four years with the Tigers, and she eared NAIA All-District 12 honors in 1992 and 1993. Tupper is the school’s all–time leader in assists with 6,220-more than 1,000 more than anyone else in school history. She averaged 11.9 assists per game in her career, and also set a career records for serves in a career (2,899). Tupper also holds two single-season volleyball records for assists (2,235) and assists per game (13.51). Her 2,235 assists in 1993 are fourth in the NAIA record books in assists in a season and her career total is also 10th best in the NAIA. Tupper was a part of the 1990 volleyball team that participated in the NAIA National Tournament for the first and only time in DWU history. The 1990 team went 47-10 and started the season touring and playing in Japan and ended the season at the national tournament in Hawaii. She was a part of the most successful era in volleyball history, including the 1993 season, when the team won 114 individual game, the best in DWU history. On the softball field, Tupper was a four-year starter and holds three school records. She holds the single season record for batting average (.591), on-base percentage (.818) and slugging percentage (.818).