Senator John Thune’s Father to be inducted into the SD Sports Hall of Fame – click to read more


“…[Senator John Thune’s Father] led Murdo to the 1937 state “B” finals, where he was the top scorer in the tourney with 35 points). After one year at Hibbing (Minn.) Junior College, he went to Minnesota, where he was the team MVP as a junior (1940-41 season). He was a key reserve and part-time starter as a sophomore and a starting guard as a junior and senior. He averaged 4.5 points a game as a junior and 5.8 as a senior. The Gophers were 2-8, 11-9 and 15-6 in his three seasons.


In 1963, he began a 20-year career in teaching and coaching at Murdo HS….”