Sports Hall of Fame

About the Sports Hall of Fame

The Northwestern Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1993 to recognize and honor outstanding achievement by Northwestern student-athletes, coaches and others whose efforts contribute to the success of sport at Northwestern. Each year, the luncheon and induction ceremony take place on a Saturday in January or February coinciding with home basketball games.

The Hall of Fame Committee, consisting of the director of athletics, the director of athletic communications, the director of alumni relations and two to three at-large members, will consider all nominees in a comprehensive manner, including scholarship and citizenship, as well as their records of achievement as a player or coach.

Past Sports Hall of Fame inductees

Nomination Process

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.

Nominate a Hall of Fame candidate