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Underdale named to Gustavus Adolphus Hall of Fame

ST. PETER, Minn. — Former Superiorite Dave Underdale is one of nine individuals selected for induction into the Gustavus Adophus College Athletics Hall of Fame.

After graduating from Superior Senior High School in 1980, Underdale played hockey for the Gusties from 1980-84.

An ironman who played in every game of his collegiate career, Underdale graduated as the top scoring defenseman in the history of the Gustavus hockey program with 27 goals and 78 assists for 105 points (a record that still stands today).

He helped the Gusties compile an overall record of 77-38-1 during his tenure, which included advancing to the NCAA tournament three times (1981, 1982, 1983) and finishing third at the NCAA Division Frozen Four in Lowell, Mass. in 1982.

With 116 appearances, Underdale is a member of an exclusive group of only five Golden Gustie hockey players who saw the ice in at least 115 games.

Named the team’s Freshman of the Year after the 1980-81 season, the blueliner continued to grow throughout his four years at Gustavus. In his final year wearing the Three Crowns (1983-84), the captain exploded for 15 goals and 20 assists to lead Gustavus to a MIAC championship.

Underdale was named to the West Region Senior All-Star Team and was one of only two NCAA Division III players to compete in the East-West College All-Star Classic. A two-time all-conference performer (1983, 1984), he was also named to the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) All-America team in 1984.

An accounting major at Gustavus, Underdale is now a senior vice president for Allied Solutions, a subsidiary of Securian Financial Group.

Underdale also had a stint coaching, serving as the head boys’ varsity hockey coach at Rochester High School in Michigan from 2007-11.

The father of adult children Ashley and Brett, Dave now lives in White Bear Lake, Minn. with Johnna Ashton and her daughter Kennedy.

The remaining 2015 class of inductees include Tina Peterson Bross 1996 (soccer); Kyle Landon 1999 (golf); Lisa Broughten Monjeau 1998 (tennis); Kevin O’Laughlin 1999 (swimming), Katie Kortuem Olson 2000 (gymnastics), Erica Stone Scott 2000 (track and field); Chris Swansson 1999 (football, baseball); and Alan Markman (benefactor).

The hall of fame banquet will be held in Alumni Hall at 6 p.m. Saturday, following the hall of fame football game between the Gusties and Concordia College, which begins at 1 p.m.

Underdale is the son of Beverly and Dr. Ronald K. Underdale of Superior.

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