Sports Hall of Fame – 2007



BOB BUOL, a 1969 graduate of Dubuque Senior, earned major “D’s” in basketball, football, and track. In basketball, Bob helped lead the Rams to the MVC Championship in 1968. The leading rusher for the Ram’s football team his senior season, he was selected All-State as a running back and named to the Iowa Daily Press Association Football Honor Roll. Bob later tried out for the Washington Redskins and finished his outstanding football career earning the Offensive MVP Award with the semi-pro league champion Newton Nite Hawks and later earning the MVP Award in Austria as a member of the European Pro Football League Champions.



PETE HERBER, a 1990 graduate of Dubuque Senior, was an outstanding two-sport athlete for the Rams. Pete earned four major “D’s” in basketball and track. In track, Pete was an excellent hurdler and long jumper. It was in the high jump, however, that he stood out. Pete set the school high jump record of 6′ 10”, placed fourth at the Drake Relays, and won the State High Jump Championship his senior year. Mr. Herber was a four-time All-Missouri Valley Conference selection while competing at U.N.I., including on the 1995 indoor and outdoor conference championship teams.



TAMMY (FONLEY) MEEHAN earned ten major “D’s” as a three-sport standout for the Rams. In track, Tammy specialized in the 800 and 1600 meter runs. In volleyball, she contributed to the 1980 State Championship. As a three-time softball letter winner, Tammy helped the Rams to the 1981 MVC Championship and a ninth place finish in the State Softball Meet. In 1982, she helped the Rams improve to a sixth place finish. Before graduating in 1984, Tammy was a Master of Sport Award winner, as well as the Lou Brock Scholarship recipient. She attended Washington (St. Louis) University where she starred in both cross country and track. Mrs. Meehan graduated from the University of Iowa Medical School in 1993.



LARRY MILLER taught math and coached women’s golf at Dubuque Senior for 32 years, before retiring in 2004. Under Coach Miller’s direction, the women’s golf program became known for its consistent success. His women’s golf teams won twelve MVC Championships, produced many individual conference medalists, and earned Larry numerous MVC Coach-of-the-Year Awards. The team highlights of Coach Miller’s career included team State Championships in 1991, 1992, 1998 and 2000. Each of these years, Mr. Miller earned State Coach-of-the Year honors. He also coached 4A State Champion Stacy Kennedy in 2001. In 2003, Coach Miller was named a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach-of-the-Year and in 2008 he will be inducted into the Iowa High School golf Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame.



BEN NORBY starred in both football and track for the Rams. A 1984 graduate of Dubuque Senior, Ben was Co-Captain of the football team, a two-way starter at tackle, and a Second-Team All MVC selection. Also the Co-Captain of the track team, Ben went undefeated in the shot put his senior season, winning both the Drake Relay and Iowa State Championships. He still holds Senior’s school record in the discus – 167′ 9”. Ben was selected to the High School All-American Track and Field Team – Honorable Mention. He attended the University of Wisconsin on a track scholarship before graduating from the University of Colorado.



MARY ANN (BLAKE) REIMER graduated from Dubuque Senior in 1987. She was a three-sport athlete, earning eight major “D’s” in basketball, volleyball, and softball. Mary Ann was a Second-Team All-Conference basketball player and a member of the 1985 Third Place State Tournament Team. In volleyball, Mary Ann started for three years, leading the Rams to the MVC Championship in 1984 and later earning Honorable Mention All-State. A four-year starter at catcher for Coach Art Wiegand, Mary Ann helped lead the Rams to the MVC Championship in 1984, the State championship in 1984, and played in the state’s All-Star Game in 1987. She was named fourth team All-State.