Patricia Mickow ’86 Inducted 2001

Basketball, Softball, and Volleyball

Patricia   Mickow

One of the most versatile athletes to put on a Gustavus uniform, Patricia Mickow became the first female athlete to earn All-MIAC honors in three sports in one school year when she was honored in volleyball, basketball, and softball in 1985-86. In volleyball, Mickow started for four years and finished her career ranked third on the career kills list with 947. A middle blocker, Mickow played on three MIAC Championship teams ('82, '84, '85) and helped the Gusties compile a mark of 35-5 in league play during her career. In basketball, Mickow was a dominating post player who finished her career as the second all-time leading scorer with 1,079 points and second all-time leading rebounder with 676. In her senior season, Mickow finished second in the MIAC in rebounding with an average of 10.1 rebounds per game and third in scoring with an average of 17.0 points per game. In softball, Mickow compiled a .305 career batting average with 34 hits in 117 at-bats. An outfielder and designated hitter, she finished second in the MIAC in hitting her senior season with a .375 batting average.

After graduating in 1986 with a major in health education, Mickow went on to receive her master's degree in physical education from Winona State. She spent one year coaching high school basketball, volleyball and track in International Falls before moving to the college ranks. Between 1988 and 1994, Mickow coached basketball, volleyball, and softball at Mt. Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota. She left for short stints at St. Mary's University and Cedar Catholic High School before accepting the position as head volleyball coach at Mayville State in 2000. Patricia, who is single, currently resides in Mayville, North Dakota.