Dianne Ficenko Memorial Garden Moved to Siebert
Dianne Ficenko worked with the baseball team for 24 years.

Sept. 24, 2013

Visitors to Siebert Field this fall and spring will notice a new addition near the Legends Wall. The memorial garden dedicated to former baseball administrative assistant Dianne Ficenko has been moved there from its previous location near the Gophers' athletic track.

Dianne worked at the University of Minnesota from 1981 to 2005. She died tragically in a car accident in January 2005. She was one of the athletic department's longest tenured employees at the time, working with women's golf and tech services in addition to baseball. During her 24 years with the baseball team, Dianne was instrumental in organizing the Pro-Alumni Game and the Dairy Queen Classic.

Dianne will never be forgotten by the Gopher family. In addition to the garden, there is a memorial scholarship in her name that goes to a member of the Gopher baseball team. Dianne posthumously received the Minnesota athletic department's Distinguished Service Award.


 

 

MORE HEADLINES

Around the Bases With Gabe Knowles

12/6/2016

Coming from New Ulm, Minn., Gabe Knowles has been getting used to the city life at the University of Minnesota.

Beav's Buddies: Episodes 1 & 2

12/1/2016

Senior pitcher “Beaver” Tyler Hanson will be hosting his own talk show up until the beginning of the season.

Around The Bases With Eli Wilson

11/29/2016

Eli Wilson comes the Gophers after having a .394 batting average, .469 on-base percentage and a .563 slugging percentage his senior season at Garfield High School.

Proud Sponsors Of Gopher Athletics