Orediggers seek Hall of Fame nominations

The Digger Athletic Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Hall of Fame induction class. Hall of Fame weekend is scheduled for next fall on October 16-17. The Oredigger football teams hosts Montana State Northern that weekend.

The Hall of Fame weekend includes an induction dinner on Friday night and the inductees will be honored at the football game on Saturday.

Individuals can be nominated as student-athletes, coaches, teams, contributors and now as a Legacy. The nomination deadline is March 31.

The Legacy Group was added to the process for the upcoming induction class. To be eligible as a Legacy, the individual must be removed from playing or coaching at Montana Tech by a minimum of 40 years. Each induction class will feature one Legacy member.

To be eligible as a student-athlete, the nominee must have completed a minimum of two years and completed their athletic career at Montana Tech or Montana School of Mines. The individual must be out of school at least ten years and had a distinguished athletic career at Tech or following their attendance at the university. Academic standards are also considered but are not required criteria. First team All-Americans are automatically entered into the Hall of Fame.

Teams and coaches have separate criteria than individuals. A team may be nominated for induction based on extraordinary accomplishments such as a Conference Championship or post-season performances. National Championship teams are automatic selections after the mandatory ten year waiting period.

To be eligible as a coach, the individual can no longer be coaching, won a conference championship and made a positive impact toward achieving excellence in the classroom and on student-athletes.

Contributors are eligible if they made a significant positive impact on the Athletic Department as a student-athlete, coach, administrator or volunteer. The individual can no longer be employed at Montana Tech.

Nomination guidelines, forms and current Hall of Fame can be found at www.GoDiggers.com.

For more information about the Montana Tech Hall of Fame and the nomination process, contact Nick Bowsher at (406) 496-4737 or at NBowsher@mtech.edu.

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