Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School

Lynde Thelen

1992 - Student Athlete | Hall of Fame Class of 2021

Melynda (Lynde) Thelen was born in Brookings South Dakota but raised in Lincoln Nebraska. During her four years at Pius X high school, she was honored to participate on the cross country, basketball, and track teams. She graduated from Pius X high school in 1992 and during her junior year was recruited to the South Dakota State University (SDSU) track team.

At SDSU she majored in nursing and her track events included high jump, triple jump, pentathlon, and the heptathlon. She graduated from SDSU in 1997 with a nursing degree, multiple conference awards, SDSU triple jump record, and an All American in the triple jump.

In 2006, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing at Nebraska Wesleyan University and currently is working on her Ph.D. in Nursing Science at SDSU.  Lynde lives in Sioux Falls SD with her three children, Thomas (22 years), Avery (20 years), and Victoria (18 years). During the school year, she is a nursing professor at the University of Sioux Falls (USF).  In the summer she is a CAE Healthcare clinical nurse educator and travels all over the United States teaching medical faculty of any specialty on how to incorporate human simulation into their curriculum.

Much of her accomplishments, organizational skills, and work ethics stem from the guidance provided by her parents, her coaches, and the foundation she received from Pius X high school academics and athletics.

Speeches as Podcasts
Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School
Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School
Hall of Fame speech with John McLaughlin '67
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  • Hall of Fame speech with John McLaughlin '67

    Hall of Fame speech with John McLaughlin '67

    Aug 12, 2021 •

  • Hall of Fame speech with Coach Ray Forycki

    Hall of Fame speech with Coach Ray Forycki

    Aug 12, 2021 •

  • Hall of Fame speech with Lynde Thelen '92

    Hall of Fame speech with Lynde Thelen '92

    Aug 12, 2021 •

  • Hall of Fame speech with the 1975 Football Team

    Hall of Fame speech with the 1975 Football Team

    Aug 12, 2021 •

    Team representative is Ron Coniglio

  • Hall of Fame speech with Rory Ryan '96

    Hall of Fame speech with Rory Ryan '96

    Aug 12, 2021 •

  • Tim Aylward - Hall of Fame 2017

    Tim Aylward - Hall of Fame 2017

    Aug 11, 2017 •

  • George Easley - Hall of Fame 2017

    George Easley - Hall of Fame 2017

    Aug 11, 2017 •

  • Adam Treu - Hall of Fame 2017

    Adam Treu - Hall of Fame 2017

    Aug 11, 2017 •

  • Elizabeth (Lange) Maggio - Hall of Fame 2017

    Elizabeth (Lange) Maggio - Hall of Fame 2017

    Aug 11, 2017 •

  • 1997 Football Team - Hall of Fame 2017

    1997 Football Team - Hall of Fame 2017

    Aug 11, 2017 •

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