Athletic Hall of Fame

2023 Hall of Fame

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


If you don't receive a confirmation email within 30 minutes of registering, please contact Kim Smith at or 218-755-2143.

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.

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About the Athletic Hall of Fame

The Bemidji State Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes individuals and teams for outstanding contributions to the tradition of Beaver Athletics.

There are several categories in which former athletes, coaches and others may be honored. Nominations for the following Hall of Fame areas must be submitted by Dec. 15 each year and honorees are selected by the BSU Alumni B-Club. If you have questions, please contact the Alumni & Foundation at 218-755-2599, toll-free at 877-278-2586 or at

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