Blugold Hall of Fame
Cheryl Janowitz (Dieckman)
Cheryl Janowitz Dieckman highlighted her outstanding two-sport career by winning the 1993 NCAA outdoor discus title with a throw of 145 feet, 10 inches. She had previously placed at the NCAA meet in that event in 1991 (7th, 137-9) and 1990 (4th, 143-8.5). She won the Wisconsin Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WWIAC) discus title as a freshman with a toss of 148 feet, nearly 11 feet beyond her nearest competitor.
She earned seven more conference medals in track including three thirds in the shot put, discus and javelin in 1991. She also placed three times in the shot put at the NCAA indoor and outdoor championships.
As a volleyball player, she earned All-Conference first team honors in 1990 and 1993 and was honorable mention in 1992. She missed the 1991 season when she was pregnant with her first child, a daughter named Kayla who is now 13. She and her husband Mike also have a son named Darian who is seven. She was a versatile volleyball player who ranked among the conference leaders in at least six different categories including service aces, digs and kills.
Dieckman graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1994 with a degree in corporate exercise management and psychology.
She was a 1993 winner of the Blugold Super Six Salute Award, the institution's highest honor for a student-athlete, and recently was inducted into the Eau Claire Regis High School Hall of Fame.
She has been employed by Luther Midelfort in Eau Claire since 1995 and currently holds the position of Radiology Support Specialist after working in positions as Customer Service Representative, Medicare Biller and Fee Analyst.
She serves the Eau Claire community as a member of the Community Beautification Association and as a volunteer member of the Luther Midelfort Wellness Committee.