Henrik Ronnevig
Henrik Ronnevig
Henrik Ronnevig is the first player from the 1998 NCAA Division II runner-up team to be inducted into the USC Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame. Ronnevig is the benchmark for scoring production at the University. He is the school's all-time leader in points with 177, 30 better than that of second place Danny Rebuck, who is also a member of the Hall of Fame. In addition, he holds the all-time record with 69 assists, surpassing the 67 total established by fellow inductee Bob Cheshier. He also ranks third on the all-time goals scored list with 54 in a brilliant four-year career. Ronnevig's statistical success is not limited to just the University. He holds the Peach Belt Conference records for most matches started (82) and assists (69). He also holds the single-season and career records for assists in Peach Belt matches only. He ranks second all-time in scoring in the Peach Belt and fourth all-time in goals scored. He was a part of then-USC Spartanburg squads that hold 16 Peach Belt Conference team records. Nationally, he led the nation in assists in 1997 and currently ranks 14th all-time in scoring and second all-time in assists in NCAA Division II. Ronnevig is the most decorated player in the history of the program. He earned First Team All-America honors in 1998 and 1999, was a four-time First Team All-Region pick, and earned Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year honors in 1998 and 1999. In addition, he was a four-time Peach Belt All-Conference selection, a three-time Peach Belt Conference All-Tournament pick, and earned Peach Belt Player of the Week honors on three occasions. Ronnevig and his teammates tallied a 68-13-4 record in four years from 1997-2000. His teams won three Peach Belt Conference regular season championships, two Peach Belt Conference Tournament titles, and made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including the 1998 NCAA Tournament Championship Match. In addition to his prowess on the soccer field, Ronnevig was a standout in the classroom. He was a four-time member of the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Academic Honor Roll and was named the school's Male Student-Athlete of the Year in 2000. Ronnevig graduated from USC Upstate in 2001. He is currently working as a salesman with IT solutions for CoBuilder in his native Norway. He and fellow inductee, Thea Moen Ronnevig, have a son, Nicolay.

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