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Diane Comer
Inducted in 1996
In the Category of
Women's Basketball
Graduated: 1987
Scoring 1,233 points in one's collegiate career is a feat in itself. Tacking on 1,001 rebounds during the same span represents quite a performance. Diane Comer reached both exploits in unfathomable time, a mere three seasons. She is one of only two players in the 20-year history of the program to produce such numbers and the only player to do so in the three-year block of time. Comer and head coach Les Cox made their way to St. Francis in 1984 after leading Joliet Junior College to the finals of the regional tournament, the lone remaining step prior to nationals. Their winning ways continued with the Lady Saints in the 1986-87 campaign when the program gained its first District 20 Championship since 1982. It turned out to be the first of three straight NAIA state titles for the program. Comer, who was bestowed with Player of the Year accord from both the conference and the district that winter on her way to NAIA All-America Honorable Mention recognition, averaged career-bests in both points (16.5 ppg) and rebounds (13.1). Opposite four NCAA I programs that season, she averaged 18.0 points, 13.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists. Included was a 25-point, 22-rebound effort in a 71-66 overtime victory over Valparaiso (IN). Other numbers during that senior campaign for her comprised scoring 17 or more points in 18 of 32 games and tallying at least 10 rebounds in 27 games. Comer's 23 caroms vs. Wisconsin-Parkside on November 18 of that season still stands as a top mark in the record books as does her 418 boards for the season. Both a two-time all-district and all-conference selection, she averaged 13.1 points and 10.6 rebounds for her career as a center. Comer's name can be found in no less than seven separate Top Ten lists in both single season and career marks, including a No. 2 standing in career rebounds and the fifth spot in total points. A 1987 graduate of CSF with a bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation, she also earned her master's in Counseling just this past month.
 
 
Saints Hall of Fame
InducteeYearGrad DateSport(s)
Christopher Batus19981991Football
Tom Baumgartner19941983Baseball
Lori Bayless-Pych19981991Softball
Barbara Bell19941992Softball
Julia Blair19951987Volleyball
Steve Blim19941981Men's Tennis
Nick Booras19921977Men's Basketball/Men's Tennis
Kim Brinkman19931983Women's Basketball/Softball
Dyke Buerkett19991983Men's Basketball
Lee Capista2009Men's Basketball
Brian Capodice19951988Football
Paul Chovanec20101993Baseball
Nick Cladis19931984Baseball
Diane Comer19961987Women's Basketball
Lawrence Davis19971981Men's Basketball
Jon Debus19921980Baseball
Ann Deen19961991Volleyball
Tony Delgado2009Coach: Baseball
Mike Dilger19991991Football
Nola Farley20081995Volleyball
John Fay19971988Football
Mike Feminis19961990Football
Alex Fernandez19971992Baseball
Diana Fisher19981990Women's Basketball
Colleen Fitzgerald19951985Women's Basketball/Volleyball
Ali Franzen20101997Softball; Head Coach: Softball
Diane Frericks19921987Women's Cross Country
Bill Gerrish19911975Men's Basketball/Baseball
Gordie Gillespie1992Coach: Baseball/W. Basketball/Football; Ath. Director/Ath. Chairman
Kathy Goebel19941985Volleyball
Dan Goggins20081991Baseball/Football
Bob Halberg20101975Men's Cross Country
Barney Hance19921976Men's Cross Country
Jack Hermanski2010Assistant Coach: Men's Basketball
Lee Irvin19931981Men's Basketball/Men's Tennis
Jane Karges19941980Women's Tennis
Dan Kelly19971982Men's Golf
Jim Kelly19951984Baseball
Teresa Keniley-Coccaro19931987Softball
Mike Kocinski19961987Baseball
Sheavoun Pivaronas Lambillotte19931987Volleyball
Holly Luenemann20091993Volleyball
Rich Luenemann2008Head Volleyball Coach/Assistant Athletic Director
Lisa Lukach20081992Softball
Shelli Meils20081991Softball
Kendra Horsman Meyer19981993Volleyball
Dave Michaels19961979Men's Basketball
Kurt Miller19911985Baseball
Mike Mravle20081997Men's Soccer
Sandra O'Rourke19991993Softball
John Orr1997President/Chancellor
Steve Parris2008Baseball
Julius Patterson19941979Basketball
Joel Pejkovich20091990Football
Laney Pellegrini20102003Women's Basketball
Jeff Petrovic20091997Men's Golf
Chris Prieboy19911983Women's Basketball/Softball/Women's Tennis
Pat Quigley19931981Men's Basketball/Men's Tennis
John Randich19921976Men's Basketball/Baseball
Joe Shankland19981984Men's Golf
Dave Shea19951984Men's Basketball
Donna Sniegowski19911982Volleyball
Mike Spinozzi19911981Baseball
Paul Stachowicz19981986Men's Basketball
Pat Sullivan2010Coach: M. Basketball; Ath. Director; Ath. Chairman
Bob Tomasino19911980Men's Tennis
Marcy Turek19991993Women's Basketball
Barb Watters19941979Women's Tennis
Andy Weis19991990Baseball
Nick Weis19991991Baseball
Debbie Walsh Wiseman19921987Volleyball
Jerry Witty19961981Men's Tennis
Jodi Zier20091996Softball