Three past stars inducted into Tabor?s Athletic Hall of Fame

Tabor College inducted three versatile athletes from the past in the

second year of the school?s athletic hall of fame.

The three were formally inducted during the school?s annual athletic

banquet on Saturday.

Robert Vogt

A native of Corn, Okla., Robert ?Bob? Vogt came to Tabor in 1948.

During his four years at Tabor, he participated in basketball and


On the hardwood, Vogt started every game but two during his four

years?and missed those two only because of illness.

During his career he average 19.8 points a game and set the school?s

single-game scoring record of 38 points against a favored team from

College of Emporia.

As a senior, Vogt averaged 22.2 points a game and led the Bluejays to

a 17-3 record.

He was selected the Mid-Kansas Conference All-Conference Team in

basketball all four years and was named the outstanding player in the

conference in 1949. He was also selected to the Kansas AAU tournament

all-star team for two years and played in the AAU national tournament

one year with the state championship team, Hesston King Motors.

Vogt also competed as a member of the Kansas College All-Stars in

several games against the Minneapolis Lakers?now the Los Angeles

Lakers?of the National Basketball Association.

On the baseball diamond, Vogt compiled a pitching record of 24-7 and

batted .371 as a senior.

In each of his four years, he was among the team leaders in batting

average, home runs and runs batted in.

Vogt became a teacher and later served as a pastor for more than 35

years. He and his wife, DeLoris, live in Dinuba, Calif.

Leland Kleinsasser

A native of Yale, S.D., Leland Kleinsasser came to Tabor in 1953. He

was a four-year starter in basketball and baseball and also

participated in track and field for three years.

On the basketball court, Kleinsasser was one of the first players to

use the no-look and behind-the-back pass. Although primarily a

playmaker, Kleinsasser scored in double figures all four years as a


He was a star pitcher for the Bluejay baseball team and led the team

to several Mid-Kansas Conference and tournament championships in

baseball and in basketball.

In track and field, he set the long jump record of 21-7 in 1957.

Kleinsasser taught and coached for several years in South Dakota, then

developed a large farming operation in the area. He was involved in a

variety of church and civic capacities through the years, including

serving terms as a state representative and senator in his home state.

Jenny Vogts Lloyd

A Moundridge native, Jenny Vogts arrived on campus in 1979 and was a

standout in volleyball, basketball and softball over the next four


As a freshman, she averaged 7.8 points for the women?s basketball team

and helped the Bluejays tie for the KCAC championship. She earned

All-KCAC honorable mention honors as a sophomore and made the first

team her senior year. She averaged 15.3 points a game during her final


On the softball field, she started all four years and batted over .400

her junior and senior seasons. She was selected to the All-KCAC first

team her last three years at Tabor.

She also made the All-KCAC first team her senior year in volleyball.

In 1983, as a junior, she was selected Tabor?s ?Outstanding Female

Athlete of the Year.? The same year, her brother, Al, won the award as

the male athlete of the year.

After graduating, she taught school for several years in the

Canton-Galva system, but devotes most of her time these days to caring

for husband, Scot Lloyd, and their 2-y

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