Inducted: Oct. 15, 2011
A cornerstone of championship baseball teams at South Dakota State, Dave Lane was inducted into the Jackrabbit Sports Hall of Fame during on-campus ceremonies in the fall of 2011.
Lane put together a record-setting career on the baseball diamond, starting all four years at shortstop for the Jackrabbits. Lane was named Most Valuable Player of the 1984 NCAA Midwest Regional, which the Jackrabbits won to secure their lone appearance in the NCAA Division II College World Series. A two-time all-North Central Conference selection (1985-86), Lane was a .339 career hitter in league play and was named NCC Southern Division MVP during his senior season in 1986, when he led the league in runs scored (21) and triples (3). During his four-year career, the Shakopee, Minn., native set career records for hits (132), runs scored (135), bases on balls (123) and tied the school record with 11 triples — all of which have since been broken. His 75 career stolen bases remain a Jackrabbit standard.
A 1986 graduate of South Dakota State, Lane was employed as a partner for Edward Jones Financial and was residing in Toronto, Ontario, at the time of his induction.