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Dave Clark & TJ McCauley Class of 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

Dave Clark & TJ McCauley Class of 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

Dave Clark was a two-sport athlete at Bismarck State College, participating in golf and basketball for the Mystics during the 1972-73 and 1973-74 seasons.

The Bismarck St. Mary’s product played golf for Coach Ron Davy. The Mystics were the Mon-Dak Conference tournament champions both seasons. Dave was the medalist at the 1973 Mon-Dak Conference tournament as the Mystics claimed the Mon-Dak Conference Championship by 29 strokes.

Dave played forward on the basketball team for Coach Bruce Meland, as the Mystics competed in the Mon-Dak Conference, as well as the always tough NDCAC Conference.  Dave had two solid seasons for the Mystics, playing in 53 games, scoring 427 points, and pulling down 150 rebounds. The Mystics won the Mon-Dak Conference and the ND State Junior College Championships in 1974 finishing 19-9 on the season. Dave earned an AA degree from Bismarck State College and transferred to University of Mary where he played basketball and earned a Bachelor of Science degree.

Dave began his 30-year career with Bismarck State College in the finance department in 1990 and worked his way up to the position of executive vice-president, the position he held at the time of his retirement. Dave is an avid supporter of Mystic athletics and has donated many hours working at the score table during basketball games. In addition, Dave was instrumental in the face lift of the Armory, securing the funding necessary to make improvements, which allows the Mystic teams to remain competitive within the conference and the region.

TJ McCauley was a prolific scorer for the Mystic basketball teams during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons, scoring 1348 points in two seasons for the Mystics. TJ is the current school record holder for points scored in one season – 886 points.

Recruited by Coach Buster Gilliss, the 6’ 2” combo guard helped lead the Mystics to an 8th place finish at the 2009 Division II National Basketball Tournament in Danville, IL, where he earned National All-Tournament Team honors. TJ was the first Mystic basketball player to receive back to back NJCAA All-American honors, earning First Team honors in 2009. In addition, he was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-American team and played in the 2009 NJCAA All-Star game in Odessa, TX.

A Lower Brule, SD, product, TJ was named Region XIII player of the year for 2009, while averaging 23.9 points per game and was among the top five in the nation in points scored, assists, and steals. TJ helped lead the Mystics to back to back Region XIII Championships, the District 4 Championship in 2009, and the District 4 runner-up in 2008. TJ was twice named to the Mon-Dak All-Conference and All Region XIII teams. In addition, he was selected the Bismarck Quarterback Club Athlete of the Year for his two-year accomplishments.

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