In Memoriam:

Cross Country Plane Crash Victims (Cross Country Course)

Type of Memorial:

Memorial Grove & Rock Plaque


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."

Additional Notes:

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

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