The Hall of Fame was established in 1999 by the Scotus alumni/nae board to recognize student-athletes who made significant contributions to their sport at Scotus, to recognize coaches and athletic directors for extraordinary leadership of Shamrock Athletics, and to recognize boosters for special support given to Shamrock Athletics. Hall of Fame plaques may be viewed in the hallway outside of the Scotus athletic office. Inductions are announced at the annual spring athletic banquet.
Nominations are accepted and encouraged! Send nominations to the Scotus Alumni Office, 1554 18 Ave, Columbus NE 68601 or send by Email at:

Inducted to the Shamrock Athletic Hall of Fame last spring were Monica Boeding ’10, Ted Wemhoff (booster) and Eugene “Geno” Williams (booster.)


Monica Boeding played Shamrock volleyball for 3 years and was a key member of the 2008 and 2009 state championship teams.  She is the current school record holder for career kills (835) and single match kills (26), was selected first team all-state in both 2008 and 2009 and  named to the 2009 all state tournament team.  Monica also played in the 2010 Nebraska Coaches Association volleyball all-star game.

In basketball Monica played for 4 years and was selected as honorable mention all-state in 2009, and 2010.  In track she ran 3 years, was a member of the 2009 Class B state championship team, and holds a current school record as a member of the 2009 400M relay team with a time of 49.99.   Monica was named the 2010 Scotus Female Athlete of the Year and KLIR 2009-2010 Prep Club Student Athlete of the Year. She went on to play volleyball at Briar Cliff University, Sioux City IA as 4-year starter and 2013 team captain.  At Briar Cliff she earned recognitions including:  NAIA GPAC first team all-conference, AVCA all regional honorable mention and 2014 Briar Cliff Female Athlete of the Year.


As a booster of Shamrock athletics, Ted Wemhoff supported the Catholic values that our students learned through athletic competition.  He was a member of the Shamrock Booster Club from 1996 to present day, assisted with the development of the McLaughlin Activity Field and the girl’s soccer East Practice Field, helped with the removal of the old bleachers in the Dowd Activity Center and was involved in many Scotus Gala fundraisers as well as other smaller projects at Scotus.

Ted is mostly known for his involvement in the Shamrock Club’s split the pot work.  He volunteered taking split-the-pot at all home football, volleyball and basketball contests for 18 years – the last 15 years as the split-the-pot fundraising coordinator.  Ted was instrumental in helping the Shamrock Club raise thousands of dollars which were then given to the Shamrock athletic activities.


Eugene “Geno” Williams was also inducted as a booster in recognition for his 25 plus years as one of the school’s most loyal Shamrock fans.  Geno’s attendance at athletic practices and games was a constant, and he often traveled with the teams to lead the fan cheering section at away contests.  Athletes, coaches and fans all know Geno; and although he did not attend Scotus or have any family connections with the school, he has an unmatched passion for Shamrock athletics and wears his Scotus gear with intense pride.

The Shamrock Hall of Fame was established in 1999 to recognize student-athletes who made significant contributions to their sports at Scotus, for coaches and activity directors who exhibited extraordinary leadership of Shamrock athletics, and to recognize boosters for special support given to Shamrock athletics.

Graduation Year/Athlete/Year Inducted
1954 Ken Cielocha 1999
1955 Clinton Gates 1999
1961 Bill Backes 1999
1964 Dave Kudron 1999
1964 Larry Liss 2002
1966 Bill Mimick 2000
1968 Bill Kosch 1999
1969 Joe Blahak 1999
1972 Dan Brock 2000
1974 Brenda Grubaugh Jazwick 1999
1975 Dan Steiner 2001
1979 Mike Cielocha 1999
1981 Glen Kucera 1999
1981 Lana Torczon 2000
1985 Jeff Podraza 2000
1986 Karl Horza 1999
1987 Pat Engelbert 1999
1987 Kelly Nicolas Podraza 1999
1987 Kelli Martin 1999
1988 Mary Fehringer Drake 2002
1991 Kristi Sobota 2001
1993 Jesse Kosch 2007
1994 Jode Cieloha Meekins 2004
1994 Jeff Herdzina 2004
1996 Shauna Greiner Flach 2006
1996 Chad Mustard 2006
1997 Carmen Burbach 2007
1997 Rhea Wemhoff Berglund 2011
1998 Kristie Korth Brezenski 2008
1998 Kim Rickert Dreesen 2011
1999 Jewelia Grennan Wagner 2012
1999 Stephanie Kruse Kros 2012
1999 Tom Rogers 2013
2000 Heather Van Ackeren Diederich 2013
2001 Molly Engel Christensen 2013
2002 Meghan Pile Campbell 2014
2004 Laura Dolezal 2015
2004 Heidi Sobota Field 2015
2006 Jamie Tooley Heine 2016
2009 Katie Beiermann Herman 2019
2009 Samantha Spenner Richardson 2019
2010 Monica Boeding 2020

Year/Coach/AD/Year Inducted
1954 Dean Soulliere 1999
Frank Spenceri 1999
Paul “Dutch” Ernst 1999
Cletus Fischer 2003
Jim Puetz 2004
Dan Mahoney 2007
Vern Younger 2007
Gary Puetz 2012
John Petersen 2014

Grad. Year Boosters Year Inducted
Al Grubaugh 1999
Bon Shadle 1999
Lee Hroza 1999
Leonard Feehan 1999
1960 Glenn Shonka 1999
1945 Albert Tucek 2000
Shirley Hroza 2000
Cece Feehan 2000
1942, 42 Tony & Phyl Zabawa 2000
1952, 54 Dick & Joan Tooley 2001
Helen Shadle 2001
1978 Marc Wolfe 2008
1980 John Kopetzky 2010
1981 Jim Dolezal 2010
1973 Don & Karen Mroczek 2014
Annette Hash 2015
1971 Al Niedbalski 2016
Gerry Engelbert 2018
Dick Van Dyke 2018
Ted Wemhoff 2020
Eugene “Geno” Williams 2020

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