Three athletes and one contributor make up this year’s Hall of Fame class that will be inducted on Saturday, October 10 over the Homecoming weekend. They include two women’s track and field athletes: Vicki Wamberg Byrkit and Katie Wilson, volleyball athlete Lindsey Koch Pittman, and a contributor in Randy Pederson.
The banquet will begin at 6 p.m. on the campus of Wayne State College in the student center. Earlier in the day on Saturday the Half of Fame inductees will be honored at halftime of the Wayne State College football game.
Vicki Wamberg Byrkit of Wausa competed three years for the Wildcat Women’s track and field team from 1982-1985 competing in the high jump. She was a two-time All-American with the Indoor team and a three-time outdoor qualifier during the spring season. Vicki has worked with the David City Public Schools since 1993 and is currently a 2nd grade teacher while living in David City.
Lindsey Koch Pittman competed for four years with the Wayne State College volleyball team from 1998-2001. She remains the all-time leader in career kills with 1,651 while ranking second all-time in career digs with 1,874. Lindsey was one of the first players at Wayne State College to record 500 kills and 400 digs in the same season. During her time with the Wildcats she was a three-time All-NSIC First Team and Second Team Daktronics All-Central Region selection.
Katie Wilson of Glenwood, Iowa competed with the Women’s track and field team from 2005-2009 competing in the field. She was a part of three straight runner up finishes at the NSIC Indoor Championships with WSC, taking home two NSIC indoor shot put titles in 2005 and 2006. While in the outdoor season Wilson recorded five conference titles (2005 shot put, 2008 discus and hammer throw, and 2009 shot put and discus.) She was also a four time All-American at WSC.
Randy Pederson graduated from Wayne State in 1971 and has supported the college and the community of Wayne ever since. He is the owner of Diamond Center/Flowers and Wine since 1978. Pederson is a Cat Club member, corporate sponsor, long-time season ticket holder, trustee of the WSC foundation, executive committee member, and past president of the foundation just to name a few. Pederson received the 2007 WSC Alumni Achievement Award.
For additional information about the 2015 Hall of Fame and Homecoming weekend you can contact the Wayne State College Alumni/Foundation office at 402-375-7510.