Athletics: Jackrabbits induct former Patriot into hall

Joan Ebnet shown digging a ball during her playing days at South Dakota State University is one of eight former Jackrabbits who will be inducted into the SDSU Hall of Fame. Submitted photo

Former Pequot Lakes High School graduate Rose (Ebnet) Henderson will be inducted into the South Dakota State University Hall of Fame tentatively scheduled for April 10, 2021.

Henderson is one of eight inductees making this the largest class to be enshrined in the Jackrabbit Sports Hall of Fame.

Henderson was a member of the Jackrabbit volleyball team from 1997-2000. She helped SDSU to three appearances in the NCAA Division II postseason.

An outside hitter from Pequot Lakes, Henderson capped her career in 2000 by being named North Central Conference Most Valuable Player as the Jackrabbits earned a share of the NCC title for the first time in program history. She powered a single-season record of 564 kills that season as SDSU advanced to the regional final.

She also took over the top spot on the SDSU career kills chart during her senior season, finishing with 1,724 — a total that still ranks second in program history. A three-time all-NCC performer, she also finished fourth in digs (1,316) and sixth in block assists (187) on the SDSU career charts.


In addition, she was named an NCC Honor Athlete during the 2000-01 academic year and was the recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.

Henderson will be joined by Lynn Boden (football), Steve Heiden (football), Billy McMacken (baseball), Kris Nelson (basketball, volleyball, softball), Shannon (Schlagel) Huber (basketball), Shauna (Sturm) Brockman (volleyball) and Zach Zenner (football).

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