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UMD Athletic Hall of Fame
The University of Minnesota Duluth Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1991 and enshrined its charter class exactly 61 years to the day after the first Bulldog varsity athletic event took place (a football game at Northland College on Sept. 20, 1930). It now consists of 109 distinguished members -- including the five Class of 2012 enshrinees --- Dick Fisher (football, hockey and track; 1961-65), George Fisher (head men's basketball coach and head men's golf coach; 1978-84), Renee (Fluegge) Voltin (softball and volleyball; 1984-88), Jim Johnson (hockey; 1981-85) and David Thompson (basketball; 1984-88).
These individuals, who have played an integral part in the development and maintenance of the rich Bulldog athletic tradition, are recognized with plaques in the UMD Sports and Health Center complex.
The criteria for induction is as follows:
For a student-athlete
•Outstanding achievement as a member of the UMD varsity team(s) for a period of not less than two years.
•Significant professional/Olympic athletic contributions after leaving UMD.
•Must have graduated (or his or her class must have graduated) ten years prior to selection. Special consideration will be given if health or other factors warrant earlier selection.
For a coach/administrator
•Must have served at UMD for a period of at least five years and have made significant contributions to the Bulldog intercollegiate athletic program.
•Five years must have elapsed after the completion of the candidate's tenure as a coach/administrator at UMD.
Nominees must have contributed in a significant way to the growth, development and success of the UMD intercollegiate athletic program.
To make a nomination for the UMD Athletic Hall of Fame, please e-mail committee co-chair Bob Nygaard with a supporting letter and candidate information.
The following is a complete listing of the UMD Athletic Hall of Fame inductees:
The UMD Athletic Hall of Fame's Class of 2012:
Jim Johnson, George Fisher, Renee (Fluegge) Voltin, Dick Fisher and David Thompson.
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