WINONA, Minn. — Marc Weisenburger B’75 does not like to be the center of attention — he is much more comfortable going about his business behind the scenes.

This time around, however, the former Saint Mary’s standout catcher can’t dodge the limelight. That’s what happens when your play on the field warrants induction into the Saint Mary’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Weisenburger, along with Jenny (Folgers) Baertsch B’05 and Jamie (Rattunde) Nelson B’05, will be recognized and honored as part of the third annual Cardinal Excellence Fund Dinner, which will be held at Visions Event Center in Winona on Saturday.

“I was not expecting anything like this and really didn’t know how to react,” Weisenburger said. “I am not one who likes to be in the limelight or who likes to be front and center.

“I am honored and blessed,” Weisenburger added. “Baseball has been a huge part of my life, and to be considered worthy to be one of the best players in SMU history is quite humbling.”

Under the tutelage of Hall of Fame baseball coach Max Molock, Weisenburger was awarded First-Team All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors three years in a row. Weisenburger closed out an illustrious four-year career hitting .275 overall — including .342 as a junior and .329 as a senior. Voted as the MIAC’s top catcher each of his last three seasons, Weisenburger was tabbed the conference’s Most Valuable Player in 1975, while also being named as a member of the Outstanding College Athletes of America the same year. Weisenburger was also the starting catcher for Saint Mary’s 1972 MIAC championship team.

“I am so grateful for the recognition and want to recognize my classmates and teammates for being part of my success,” said Weisenburger. “Saint Mary’s baseball has a storied past, full of great players. To add my name to that list is beyond imagination for me.”

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