Sports Hall of Fame

Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame

The Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame is an elite group of Northern Michigan University alums, staff, and contributors who have distinguished themselves in the field of athletics. 

The purpose of the Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame is to recognize athletes or teams who have distinguished themselves in the field of athletics, either by virtue of their performance on athletic teams representing the University or by meritorious efforts on behalf of athletics either as an undergraduate or in years after leaving the University.  Consideration will also be given to those who have made other significant contributions to the athletic program at Northern Michigan University.

The nominee must be a former NMU student-athlete or team. Faculty, staff and others who have made a significant contribution to Northern’s athletic program, or have given significant contributions to NMU athletics, may also be considered.

  1. Student-Athletes
    1. The nominee must have departed Northern Michigan University five years
    2. The nominee must have demonstrated good citizenship.
  2. Coaches, administrators, faculty, staff, or other contributors
    1. Are not bound by a time limit.
    2. Current NMU coaches and staff are not eligible for consideration.
    3. The nominee must have demonstrated good citizenship
  3. Teams
    1. For consideration, a team must have demonstrated national prominence. 
    2. No more than one team will be recognized in any given year.
    3. Five years must elapse before a team could be so recognized.
    4. Team nominations and inductions include all student-athletes and coaching staff.

Nominations can be made online or via a printable nomination form

Current members of the Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame


Current Nominees for the NMU Sports Hall of Fame
These nominations are currently under consideration by the NMU Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee.  Supporting information for any current nominee is welcome. 

Nominee Sport
1976 Football Team Football
1775-76 Hockey Team Hockey
1979-80 Men's Basketball Team Basketball
1980-81 Hockey Team Hockey
1980-81 Men's Basketball Team Basketball
1956 Football Team Football
1981 Football Team Football
1987 Football Team Football
1995-96 Women's Basketball Team Basketball
1997-98 Women's Basketball Team Basketball
2007 Women's Ski Team Nordic Skiing
Allen, Richard "Dick" Football and Track/Field
Barefield, Reggie  Football
Beaufait, Mark Hockey
Benton, Brad  Football
Berger, Phil Hockey
Boss, Rob Football
Bottum, Don H. Contributor
Brathol, Cory  Basketball
Brumm, Bob  Baseball, Basketball, Football & Tennis
Bye, Richard Football
Challancin, Paul  Baseball & Football
Cuccinotto, Paul  Football
D'Arras, Paul Football
Donaldson, Dawn  Volleyball
Dorf, Hal and Jeff Weston Contributor
Drake, Rae  Coach
Edens, Don  Football
Ellis, Dean  Basketball
Gati, Jack  Football
Haggart, Ken  Football, Track
Hamilla, Frank  Basketball
Herioux, Scott  Football
Hill, Don M.  Basketball & Football
Hill, William Basketball
Hofer, Chris  Football
Holman, Grove  Basketball & Football
Jacobetti, D.J. Contributor
Jeliazkova, Vesselina  Tennis
Jones, Tim  Wrestling
Joronen, Pentti Nordic Skiing
Kerr, Richard  Football
Koopman, Kristin  Tennis
Kovack, Dave  Basketball
Krepps, Tom  Wrestling
Kuhn, Emil  Wrestling
Kyle, Walt Hockey
LaPointe, John  Football
Lanlois, Keith Contributor
Lawn, Keith  Wrestling
Leonard, Andrea  Volleyball
LePage, Marisa Basketball
Maki, Onnie  Basketball, Football & Track
McCune, Jerry  Football
Minard, Sam  Basketball
Mrachek, Tammie (Anderson)  Basketball
Myler, Ben  Coach
Nelmark, Jack  Basketball, Football & Track
Neyens, Sue (Mass)  Swim & Dive
Niemi, Theresa Swim & Dive
Olsen, Darryl Hockey
Oystrick, Nathan Hockey
Pavloski, Don  Contributor
Pebbles, Lori Swim & Dive
Pinks, Brian Football
Pyle, Jeff Hockey
St. Germain, Thomas Ellsworth  Basketball & Football
Santorelli, Mike Hockey
Sarnowski, Heather (Mizer)  Volleyball
Schwab, Thomas  Swim & Dive
Seger, Gordon  Football, Track
Sible, Scott Football
Storm, Kim Swim & Dive
Stump, Ron  Football
Suomi, Paul  Contributor
Taccolini, Fred  Basketball & Contributor
Thayer, Randy Football
Thurlow, Lori Miller Alpine Skiing
Turner, Cathy  USOEC Speed Skating
Wahtera, Kauko Baseball, Basketball, Football & Track
Wonders, Julie (Heldt)  Basketball
Wonders, Matt  Basketball