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Hall of Fame

The Purdue University Northwest Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes and honors those individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the achievements and prestige of Purdue University Northwest in the field of athletics and who have continued to demonstrate in their lives the values imparted by intercollegiate athletics.

Individuals are recognized in four areas, Administrator, Athlete, Coach and Meritorious Service. Each inductee must have attended the newly formed Purdue Northwest, Purdue Calumet, or Purdue North Central or have served the athletic department in an exceptional way.

Name Type Sport
Ed Bednar Administrator Purdue North Central
Larry Blake Sr. Coach Baseball/Men's Basketball (PNC)
Jerry Lewis Administrator/Coach Purdue North Central
Steve Hart Athlete Men's Basketball (PNC)
Jean-Ann Morton Coach Cheerleading (PNC)
Jamison Smith Athlete Men's Basketball (PNC)
John Coggins Administrator Purdue North Central
John Friend Administrator Purdue Calumet
Paul Gillikin Administrator/Coach Baseball (PNC)
Rusty Hardsock Athlete Men's Basketball (PNC)
G. William Back Administrator Purdue North Central
Larry Blake Jr. Athlete/Coach Baseball (PNC)
James Dworkin Administrator Purdue North Central
Edwin Shinn Meritorious Purdue North Central
Joseph Shinn Athlete Baseball/Basketball (PNC)
Paul Shinn Athlete/Meritorious Purdue North Central
1995-96 Women's Basketball Team Women's Basketball (PUC)
Ed Blackmon Athlete Men's Basketball (PUC)
Lee Ann DeYoung Athlete Women's Basketball/Volleyball (PUC)
Bob Hayes Administrator Purdue Calumet
Larry Liddle Coach Men's Basketball (PUC)
Michael Pickering Athlete Men's Basketball (PNC)
Rod Weingart Athlete Men's Soccer (PUC)
Dale Alspaugh Administrator Purdue North Central
Matt Blower Athlete Men's Basketball (PUC)
Jordan DeHaven Athlete Baseball (PNC)
Steve Georgion Athlete Baseball (PNC)
Rita Harper Athlete Women's Basketball (PUC)
Jaime Muskin Athlete Women's Basketball/Volleyball (PUC)
Dan Penn Athlete Men's Basketball (PUC)
John Weber Administrator Purdue North Central
Tom Albano Athlete Baseball (PNC)
Adam Dobrzeniecki Athlete Men's Basketball (PNC)
Lynn Hevezi Athlete Women's Basketball (PUC)
Val Minyard Athlete Softball (PNC)
Chris Stocker Athlete Baseball (PNC)
Tony Vermejan Athlete Men's Basketball (PUC)
Jessica Brannagan Athlete Softball (PNC)
Terry Polk Athlete Men's Basketball (PNC)
Tony Garvey Athlete Men's Basketball (PUC)
Chris Schultz Athlete Baseball (PNC)
John Selman Athlete Baseball (PNC)
Dan Clark Athlete Men's Basketball (PNC)
J.D. Coggins Meritorious Purdue North Central
Ryan Hawkins Athlete Baseball (PNC)
Bethany Toyias Juchniewicz Athlete Softball (PNC)
Stacey Zurek Coach Women's Basketball/Volleyball (PUC)
Frank Carroll Coach Men's Soccer (PUC)
Ryan Frost Athlete Baseball (PNC)
Lindsay Gernenz Athlete Softball (PNC)
Karissa Inglis Athlete Softball (PNC)
Megan Olson Athlete Softball (PNC)
Doug Cassell Meritorious Purdue North Central
Ched Gaskin Athlete Baseball (PNC)
Toby Gentry Athlete Baseball/Men's Basketball (PNC)
Sandy Love-Todd Athlete Women's Basketball (PUC)
Nick Neal Athlete Men's Basketball (PNC)
Joe Reid Athlete Baseball (PNC)
Scott Sparks Athlete Men's Basketball (PUC)
Colin Willis Athlete Baseball (PNC)

Submit a Nomination for the Athletic Hall of Fame

To nominate an individual for the Purdue University Northwest Athletic Hall of Fame please send supporting materials to Nicole Watkins via email ( Please provide as much information/statistics for the nominee as possible by August 1 of the academic year leading up to the induction.

All nominees must fit into four categories; Administrator, Athlete, Coach and Meritorious Service. Each nominee must have attended Purdue Northwest, Purdue Calumet, or Purdue North Central, or have served the athletic department in an exeptional way for an extended period of time. The criteria below is used to evaluate each nominee.

  • Athlete: Career statistics; Conference, and national awards and honors; Exceptional leadership displayed both on and off the playing field; Continued support of Purdue University Northwest athletics.
  • Administrator: A lasting legacy of a progresive impact on the athletic department. 
  • Coach: Career record; Length of tenure; Awards and honors both for the coach, his/her student-athletes and the program; Positive and lasting impact on the program and the university.
  • Meritorious Service: Outstanding contributions towards Purdue Northwest athletics from individuals that do not fit any of the other three categories.