Ackerman closed his career as one of Simpson’s most prolific scorers. He poured in 1,578 points during his four years, good for fourth in program history. He was a two-time, first team all-conference performer and ranks second in school history in career free throws made (443) and fourth in both field goals made (564) and free throw percentage (76.1). In 1998 Ackerman led the Storm to an Iowa Conference Championship. Ackerman joins his brother, wrestler Nick Ackerman in the Hall of Fame.