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St. Olaf honors Stromme

Graydon "Soup" Stromme of Duluth will be inducted into the St. Olaf College Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 29 in Northfield, Minn. Stromme, a 1949 St. Olaf graduate who earned a degree in economics and social studies, was all-Minnesota Intercolle...

Graydon "Soup" Stromme of Duluth will be inducted into the St. Olaf College Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 29 in Northfield, Minn.

Stromme, a 1949 St. Olaf graduate who earned a degree in economics and social studies, was all-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for three years in basketball and was team captain as a senior. During the 1940s and '50s, he played semi-pro baseball in southern Minnesota.

Stromme, 83, coached baseball at Duluth's Morgan Park High School for 24 years, through 1979. In all, he served 34 years in high school teaching and coaching, including 12 years in football and 18 years in basketball.

From 1960-67, Stromme served as general manager for the Duluth Dukes baseball team.

Stromme's son, David, is St. Olaf's women's basketball coach and daughter, Karen, is assistant athletic director at Minnesota Duluth.

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