Dick Ruddell Scholarship

Dick Ruddell was a longtime umpire and member of the SDUA.  He is a member of the SDUA Hall of Fame as well as the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame.  He was also a pillar in the Spearfish community both on and off the baseball diamond until his passing in 2012.  In honor of Dick and his many accomplishments, the SDUA awards the Dick Ruddell Scholarship each year to a derserving full-time student entering their second year of post-secondary school.  If you are interested or know someone who qualifies, please complete the application below.


Past Scholarship Recipients 

Year Recipient Hometown                  Year Recipient Hometown
2019 Kayla Jacobson Rapid City 2004 Mike Bertram Colome
2018 Jacob Devine Brookings 2003 Jeff Heisinger Parkston
2017 Will Ellwanger Pierre 2002 Jeremy Schulz Sioux Falls
2016 Landon Neugebauer Mitchell  2001 Jesse Kurtenback Groton
2015 Deric Denning Mt. Vernon 2000 Aric Boschee Woonsocket
2014 Michael Sadler Mitchell  1999 Ross Brende Dell Rapids
2013 Kebly Beste Brookings 1998 Aaron Losing Alpena
2012 Mark Vig Yankton 1997 Todd Rahlf Clear Lake
2011 Jason Schmidt Mitchell  1996 Justin Pfeife Menno
2010 Trent Sherman Winner 1995 Eric Hortness Parker
2009 Spencer Sudbeck Mt. Vernon 1994 Nathan Schlimgen Plankinton
2008 Aaron Warren Herrick 1993 Mark Gemar Scotland
2007 Matt Huber Mitchell  1992 Joe Kieffer Howard
2006 Jason Skinner Mitchell  1991 Pete Wilson Canistota
2005 Eric Rodenborn Brandon 1990 Chad Cooley Rapid City


South Dakota Umpires Association
48465 250th Street
Garretson, SD 57030
(605) 660-1493