Ryan Skanse ’92 Inducted 2007


Ryan   Skanse

One of the elite players in NCAA Division III tennis from 1988 to 1992, Ryan Skanse won a national doubles title with partner Davie Jussila in 1991 and then finished second in singles at the NCAA championships in 1992. The three-time All-American also recorded a third-place finish in singles in 1991 and a fifth-place finish in doubles with partner Gordon Reid in 1992. At the conference level, Skanse won #1 singles and #1 doubles titles in both 1991 and 1992 and was a key contributor on MIAC championship teams in 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992. He finished his career with an all-time record of 80-38 in singles and 81-25 in doubles. Ryan and his brother Rich (who was inducted in 2005) are both in the Gustavus Athletics Hall of Fame.

After graduating in 1992 with a major in business, Skanse returned to the Twin Cities and started working at the family business, The Douglas Corporation in Eden Prairie, Minn. The Douglas Corporation makes decorative nameplates for automotive and industrial applications. He is currently a plant manager. Ryan and his wife, Erika (Midtbo '94), live in Eden Prairie with their children, Sam, Owen, and Max.