Sports Hall of Fame
A tradition since 1993, the Northwestern Sports Hall of Fame recognizes and honors outstandinga chievement by Northwestern student-athletes, coaches and others whose efforts contribute to the success of athletics at Northwestern. Each year, the luncheon and induction ceremony take place on a Saturday in January or February coinciding with home basketball games.
Nominations for the Sports Hall of Fame are reviewed by the Hall of Fame Committee, consisting of the director of athletics, the associate director of athletics, the director of athletic communications, the director of alumni relations and two to three at-large members. Committee members consider all nominees in a comprehensive manner, including scholarship and citizenship, as well as their records of achievement as a player or coach. Check below to learn more about the nomination process.
The 29th Hall of Fame class for Northwestern is Bob Battisti (Basketball Coach and Athletic Director) and Brandon Christenson (Football). Read more HERE.
Deadline for nominations is October 1.
Players must have attended school and participated at Northwestern for at least two years and may be considered for induction five years after completion of their collegiate participation.
Though the primary purpose is to honor players for their achievements while at Northwestern, prior or subsequent achievement that contributes positively to the reputation of the university may also be considered.
Coaches must have been at Northwestern for a minimum of five years to be considered for induction. Coaches become eligible for induction three years after completion of their Northwestern careers.
Anyone may nominate a Hall of Fame candidate by contacting any member of the committee. Supporting materials submitted by the nominators will be considered by the committee, but it will be the responsibility of the committee to research all nominees to ensure fair consideration.
With the obvious exception of those who are inducted posthumously, inductees must agree to attend the induction ceremony.