Former WSU QB Rypien Inducted into WIAA Hall of Fame
YAKIMA, Wash. - Mark Rypien headlined the 2006 WIAA Hall of Fame Class. Rypien lives in Spokane. He earned All-State honors in baseball, basketball, and football at Spokane's Shadle Park High School.
He went on to play quarterback at Washington State. The NFL's Washington Redskins drafted Rypien in the 1986 NFL Draft. He was the MVP of Super Bowl XXVI, leading Washington to a win against Buffalo.
Also inducted today - Richland native Tondi von Oelhoffen. Tondi's the wife of Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Tackle Kimo von Oelhoffen. Tondi was a three sport star at Kamiakin HS. She led her school to a state championship in basketball and was an All-State selection in basketball.
She played college basketball at the University of Hawaii, and led the nation in steals during the 1989-90 season.