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Retired Hastings teacher joins Winona hall of fame

Earlier this year, Mary Bartley said goodbye to Hastings High School. She had been a math teacher here since 1980, as well as a girls basketball, volleyball, softball and girls golf coach.

On Oct. 19, she was honored at her alma mater, Winona State University, with induction into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame.

Bartley was a four-sport athlete for the Warriors. She earned multiple letters in volleyball, softball, tennis and basketball during her time at WSU, from 1974 to 1979. She was a team captain in basketball, tennis and softball, and was the basketball team’s leading scorer for all four years of her career, leading the Warriors to the 1978 MAIAW championship game. She was named the most valuable player for both the tennis and softball teams while serving as a three-year starter on the volleyball court.

The induction ceremony was held as part of WSU’s homecoming ceremonies Oct. 18 and 19. Also inducted were Kevin Curtin, a WSU football All-American; Jeff Engbrecht, one of the university’s all-time top golfers; Jake Goettl, the most prolific passer in WSU history; and Ron Oglesby, a standout member of the wrestling team. Also inducted was the 1987 Winona State gymnastics team, which won the NAIA National Championship.