Graduated: 1929
Inducted: 1981
Rube Sorbel, one of the early stars of track and cross country at South Dakota State, was inducted as the 17th member of the Jackrabbit Sports Hall of Fame on October 3, 1981.

Sorbel lettered four times in track and twice in basketball, and was a two-time individual champion at the North Central Conference cross country meet. Sorbel was also North Central Conference champion in the mile and half-mile in 1926, and repeated those same two titles in 1927.