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Type of Memorial

Memorial Grove & Rock Plaque

In Memoriam

Cross Country Plane Crash Victims (Cross Country Course)


North of Shelter on Cross Country Course

Plaque Text

"In honor and memory of Iowa State University student-athletes and staff who lost their lives in a plane crash November 25, 1985, returning from placing second in the NCAA Women's Cross Country Championship. Sue Baxter, student-athlete. Sheryl Maahs, student-athlete. Pat Moynihan, assistant coach. Ron Renko, head coach. Julie Rose, student-athlete. Stephanie Streit, student-trainer. Burt Watkins, pilot. We celebrate their talent and ambition which flowed from the excellence of their endeavors. We remember the grace by which they touched our lives."


Seven White Oak trees for the seven individuals who lost their lives. There is an identical memorial at Veenker Golf Course.