Dan Aultman - MCSHOF Inductee - 2023
Dan Aultman played basketball at Mason County Central and graduated in 2000. He was all-conference first team his junior and senior years, all-area Muskegon Chronicle and all-state third team (BCAM). After graduation, Aultman went to Muskegon Community College to play basketball, where he averaged 10.6 ppg his freshman year and 17.7 ppg his sophomore year. He received the most valuable player award, best free-throw shooter award and was the team captain. As a Jayhawk, Aultman was first team all-conference, selected to the Western Conference all-star team, was an all-state selection and was academic all-state. He was selected NJCAA all-region XII, received the Muskegon Community College Academic Achievement Award and the Dr. John G Thompson Student Athlete of the Year Award. In 2003 Aultman became a two-year starter for Calvin University and was a four-time MIAA Player of the Week, twice was selected to the first team all-MIAA and all-district selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Aultman was a tri-captain on the 2004-05 Calvin team that reached the NCAA D-III Final Four and was named 2005 Division III Newsletter Honorable Mention All-American. Aultman is one of only two players in Calvin men's basketball history to score over 1,000 points in two years. In 2004-05, Calvin was 27-7 overall, MIAA Tournament Champions, NCAA Final Four qualifiers, had a third place finish in D-III and was ranked #2 in the final D-III poll. For all of Aultman's success in college, his basketball career was just getting started. In 2005, Aultman got the call to play professionally in Europe and accepted a position on the Tromso Storm team in Norway. The following year he began an 11 year career with teams in France, playing at the Nationals 1 (N1) and Nationals 2 (N2) levels. In 2009 his team, Cognac Basketball, were Champions of France National 2. In 2011, the team took second place in the Championship of France N2. After completing his basketball professional career, Aultman moved back to the United States with his family and they now reside in Ludington where he has become active as a MHSAA basketball official and is volunteering to coach youth basketball.