Ben Wartman
Team: Football, Baseball; Inducted 2016

Wartman received an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship from the National Football FOundation, 2x CoSIDA Academic All-American, 2009 first-team on field All-America. Had a 3.89 GPA in Finance. Closed his football career among a select group of MIAC backs to surpass 4,000 rushing yards, had 4,085 rushing yards and 50 touchdowns and helped St. Thomas post a 30-6 record in his three seasons as a starting running back. Ran for 154 yards to lead the 27-26 OT win at St. John's in 2010 to end a 12-game Johnnie win streak in series.

In 2009, Wartman ranked third among all NCAA players and closed with 1,827 yards, which ranks second in conference and St. Thomas history behind Gary Trettel's 1,861 yards in 1990. Wartman also had 2,118 all-purpose yards. His 24 touchdowns in 2009 broke a 19-year-old school record, tied for second most in Division III, and tied for third most in MIAC history. He's surpassed 100 rushing yards 19 of his last 21 outings, and the Tommies were 17-2 in those games. He rushed for 300 yards in a 2008 loss to Augsburg, 236 yards in a playoff win over Coe, 143 yards in the 2009 playoff loss at Linfield, and 90 and 80 yards in first two games against St. John's.

In baseball, He played just one season but helped the Tommies win the NCAA title in 2009. He played all 12 innings at catcher with two hits and threw two runners out stealing in the 3-2 NCAA championship game victory over Wooster (Ohio). In 40 games on the 2009 season had only one error at catcher in 180 chances, batted .244 with 22 hits, 17 runs, and 12 RBI in 26 starts.