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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.

Below is the complete list of inductees for 2006.

2006 WIAA Hall of Fame Inductees


Kelly Blair-LaBounty

Ron Howard

Tondi Redden von Oelhoffen

Mark Rypien

 Fine Arts

Kelly McDonald


MosesLake Wrestling


Nola Ayres

Bill Hays


William “Bill” Fleming Cheatley


Kim Wilson