Debbie Jungwirth Borman ’87 Inducted 2006
Debbie Jungwirth Borman '87 was the starting setter and playmaker on the 1985 and 1986 Gustavus volleyball teams, which won back-to-back Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) titles and compiled a record of 84—26 overall and 25—3 in conference play. The Gusties also won the MIAC post-season tournament in 1986 and were selected to play in the NCAA national tournament in both 1985 and 1986. In her two seasons as the starting setter, Jungwirth Borman compiled some very impressive statistics, including 1,349 assists in 3,678 set attempts for a .358 set percentage, a 97.7 serve percentage, 107 service aces, and 728 digs. She graduated as the program's all-time leader in career assists per game at 9.8 assists per game. She was also second in career assists with 1,349 and third in career setting percentage (.358). In her senior season, Jungwirth Borman was a second-team honoree on the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America team—one of only three Gustavus players to have earned AVCA All-America honors. The other two, teammates and classmates Linn Erickson Ahrendt and Val Flom Ashland, have already been inducted into the Gustavus Athletics Hall of Fame (2002 and 2003, respectively).
A 1987 summa cum laude graduate with majors in psychology and criminal justice, Jungwirth Borman has been a teacher for the past 10 years, home-schooling her three children, Christina (14), Hannah (11), and Scott (9). Debbie, her husband, Jay Borman '85, and their children live in Bloomington, Minn.