Tim Schwartz ’90 Inducted 2008
Baseball and Football
A standout on the football field and the baseball diamond, Tim Schwartz left his heart on the field and his name all over the record books after a very successful athletic career from 1986 to 1990. A natural team leader and a versatile, all-around athlete, Schwartz was a three-year letterwinner on the football team as a running back and kick returner. He first made his mark in 1987 as he shared the backfield with 2007 Hall of Fame inductee Mike Schumacher on the Golden Gustie team that won the MIAC Championship with a perfect 9-0 record. Schwartz would rush for over 400 yards in his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons and completed his career as the fifth leading rusher in the program's history with 1,599 yards. He also ranked fourth in all-purpose yards (3,094), fifth in kick return yards (802), and fifth in touchdowns scored with 20. In his senior season, Schwartz was selected as a captain as well as the team's Most Valuable Player, while also earning All-Conference honors. In baseball, the Gaylord native was just as productive serving as the starting shortstop for three years and earning All-Conference honors in his junior and senior seasons. Schwartz completed his career with a .339 batting average and ranked first in the program's history in doubles (23), triples (8), and games played (112).
After graduating with a major in financial economics in 1990, Schwartz accepted a position with Federated Insurance where he served as a marketing representative for seven years. He left in 1998 to become part owner of The Nelson Insurance Agency in Mankato. In 2000, Schwartz sold his agency to Brown and Brown Insurance where he serves as the area manager specializing in commercial insurance. He has maintained his interest in football and baseball by coaching youth teams in the Mankato Area. Tim lives in Mankato with this wife, Monde '90 and their three children, Sam, Charlie, and Jack.