Athletics Hall of Fame
The purpose of the Athletics Hall of Fame is to recognize Ohio Northern University men and women who have distinguished themselves in the field of athletics 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
Athletes must have graduated from Northern at least 10 years ago and must have earned two letters in one sport or one letter in three or more sports. All nominees must have demonstrated good citizenship both at ONU and beyond and served the athletics program in any capacity that contributed to the overall program.
Nominations for inductees will be solicited from letterwinners and others, and may be forwarded to the Director of Athletics or Director of Alumni Affairs.
A minimum of four nominations each will be submitted to the Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee for both male and female inductees. The committee will select a maximum of six inductees, no more than three of one gender.
| Nomination Form |
In 2012, six members of the Ohio Northern University athletics family will be inducted into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 5, as part of ONU’s Homecoming weekend.
They will be inducted that Friday during a banquet in Ohio Northern’s McIntosh Center and introduced Saturday, Oct. 6, before the ONU football game at Dial-Roberson Stadium.
The six inductees are Brandi Nicole (Stover) Bruns, a 2002 education graduate and volleyball athlete from Rockford, Ohio; Beth Ann (Breudigam) Gribler, a 1985 management/marketing graduate and basketball and volleyball athlete from Powell, Ohio; Nancy Jean (Shoemaker) Keith, a 1989 education graduate and softball athlete from Vienna, Ohio; Brad Ross Longberry, a 1978 business administration graduate and basketball player from Findlay, Ohio; Robert Garner Lydic, a 1997 biology graduate and track athlete from Powell, Mich., and John Martin Wechter, a 1978 pharmacy graduate and track standout from Shelby, Ohio.