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.

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Thank you for nominating a candidate for the Hall of Fame if you require further assistance, please call 580-327-8593 or Brad Franz at 580-327-8632.

2021

Bob Battisti
Brandon Christenson
 

2020

Ramon Byndom
Steve Gale
Dana Gandolfo Mitrovic
Milfred "Mel" Sharp
 

2019

Howard Gautier
Ryan Hintergardt
Glen Piper
Keith Robinson
 

2018

Keith Baxter
Mark Buck
Dr. Chandler Mead
 

2017

Lee Brower
Falynn Burns
Gaylon Nickerson
Steve Nunez
 

2016

Dr. Steve Lohmann
Joe Phillips
Monica Mayer Schmidt
Victor Williams
 

2015

Milt Bassett
Debbie Holmes Chappell
Fred Schamburg
 

2014

Sherina Wood
Don Raleigh
 

2013

Lynette (Clark) Brown
Patrick Crayton
Daryl Richardson
Stephani (Bontrager) Yunker
 

2012

Al Hunt
Marlena Johnson
Lynn Scott
Slade Young
 

2011

Jason Bryant
Stockton Graves
Margo Hamilton
Drew Phillips
 

2010

Corinn Auld
Troy Brown
Michael W. Mitchel
Brock E. Schnebel, M.D.
 

2009

Tim Albin
1999 NAIA National Championship Ranger Football Team
 

2008

Brian Clothier
Jeff Ellison
Michael Perkins
Willie Tennyson
 

2007

Dennis Rountree
Robert "Bob" Drake
Craig Chestnut
 

2006

Dr. Yvonne Carmichael
Tommy Griffin
Dustin Miller
Cynthia Garrett Rock
 

2005

Regi Clark
Ron Hodges
Randy Smith
 

2004

Clifford Guy
Steve Cooks
Mickey Henderson Stephens
Milburn Barton
 

2003

Billy Byford
Kayla Haskins
Cecil Perkins
Tom Zanca
 

2002

Craig "Sleepy" Blake
John "Spike" Harshbarger
Harold Keith
Bailey Vanzant
 

2001

Ronnie Jones
John W. McCormick Jr.
J. C. Riekenberg
Jim Schroeder
 

2000

Alice Byrd
Estel "Jelly" Johnson
Ray Troutt
Norman "Doc" Matthews
 

1999

Wayne Glasgow
A. J. Johnson
Jenks Simmons
Brian Sochia
 

1998

Herschell Mosier
W. D. Newby
Sanford Newsom
Ray Dean Linder
Donnita Drain
 

1997

Dr. Jerry Brownrigg
Powell McGuire
Ron Pinckard
Bonnie Stewart
 

1996

H. L. Brown
Roy Dunn
Art Parkhurst
Frank Wyatt
 

1995

Lou Wilke
Hank Commodore
Paula Stout Crandall
 

1994

Phil "Chip" Myers
Bill Massey
Stewart Arthurs
 

1993

Loyd Stout
Mike Hargrove
Dick Highfill
Fred "Dick" Smith
Walter Johnson

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