1977-78 North Park College Men’s Team

Year Inducted: 1987

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations: North Park College

Biography: In 1978, North Park defeated Widener College of Pennsylvania 69-57 to win its 1st NCAA Division III National Championship.  North Park was the 1st number one ranked team to win the championship in its 4-year history.  Sophomore center, Mike Harper, was named as a 2nd team All-American player.  He was the MVP of the CCIW and the championship finals of the NCAA.

Team Members in the Picture:

Back Row (L to R): Fred Graham, Wally Coots, and John Wojdyla.

Middle row (L to R):  Asst. Coach Bosko Djurickovic, Jerry Noreen, Kendall Hanson, Gregg Gierke, Peter Bryant, Roger Clausen, Coach Dan McCarrell.

Front Row (L to R):   Tom Florentine, Michael Harper, Al May, Ernie Flores, Modzel J. Greer, Michael Thomas, Jim Clausen.