Champ Ben McCollum to inspire Panthers

Ben McCollum coached Northwest Missouri State to the NCAA Division II

national basketball championship. The 1999 St. Mary’s alumnus returns

to the Panther Pit Sunday to speak at graduation.

’99 alum takes rostrum Sunday

Storm Lake St. Mary’s High School will welcome back 1999 graduate and head coach of the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship men’s basketball team Northwest Missouri State University, Ben McCollum. McCollum has been invited to give the commencement address at the Sunday, May 14 graduation ceremony in the St. Mary’s Gymnasium.

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