BSU Athletic Hall of Fame weekend
Bemidji State University will officially welcome six individuals and one team into its Athletic Hall of Fame as part of the university’s Alumni B-Club/Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend on Oct. 13-14. The 2023 inductees include five former student-athletes, an outstanding team and an honorary supporter.
The Bemidji State Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes alumni, former coaches, administrators and others who have excelled and brought acclaim to the university through their accomplishments.
2023 BSU Athletic Hall of Fame inductees
Drey Bradley / men's hockey (1980-84)
Michele (Dinius) Kirby / volleyball (1995-2000)
Tony Kukich / men's swimming and diving (1980-83)
Mark Liska / men's hockey (1981-85)
Kari Torgerson / women's soccer (2003-06)
Dr. Gary Erickson / John S. Glas Letter Winner
Schedule of events
Friday, Oct. 13
11:30 a.m. – Beaver Pride lunch Wally's in Walnut Hall
A Beaver Pride lunch is a chance for local community members, athletic supporters and Bemidji State employees to hear from current BSU coaches and athletes.
4 p.m. – Coaches and alumni athlete social at the Physical Education Complex
Interact with inductees, families, coaches and supporters of Beaver Athletics in the foyer of BSU's PE building.
7:07 p.m. – Beaver Hockey vs. Wisconsin at the Sanford Center
Cheer on BSU men's hockey in the team's season opener. The Hall of Fame honorees will be announced and highlighted during intermission.
Saturday, Oct. 14
10 a.m. – BSU Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Beaux Arts Ballroom
The official Hall of Fame induction for the class of 2023.
Hall of Fame nomination forms
Bemidji State Coaches Hall of Fame Award
Individuals who coached an athletic team or teams to fame at Bemidji State
Alumni Coaching Achievement Award
Individuals who excelled in the coaching field after graduating from BSU
John S. Glas Honorary Letter Winner Award
Individuals who were not student-athletes at BSU but have had a major impact on Beaver Athletics