The following is from the Montana Tech Sports Information Department:

BUTTE, Mont. – Montana Tech Athletics and the Digger Athletic Association is seeking nominations for the Oredigger Hall of Fame. Montana Tech honors a new hall of fame class each year and continually accepts nominations to expand the pool of candidates. Voting for the Hall of Fame Class will take place after April 1st and announced soon after.

To be eligible as a student-athlete, the nominee must have completed a minimum of two years and completed their athletic career at Montana Tech or Montana School of Mines. The individual must be out of school at least ten years and had a distinguished athletic career at Tech or following their attendance at the university. Academic standards are also considered but are not required criteria. First team All-Americans are automatically entered into the Hall of Fame.

Teams and coaches have separate criteria than individuals. A team may be nominated for induction based on extraordinary accomplishments such as a Conference Championship or post-season performances. National Championship teams are automatic selections after the mandatory ten-year waiting period.

To be eligible as a coach, the individual can no longer be coaching, won a conference championship and made a positive impact toward achieving excellence in the classroom and on student-athletes.

Contributors are eligible if they made a significant positive impact on the Athletic Department as a student-athlete, coach, administrator or volunteer. The individual can no longer be employed at Montana Tech.

To be eligible as a Legacy, the individual must be removed from playing or coaching at Montana Tech by a minimum of 40 years.

Nomination guidelines, forms and current Hall of Fame can be found here.

You can also register online here.

For more information about the Montana Tech Hall of Fame and the nomination process, contact External Director of Athletic Communications Paul Panisko at 406.496.4896. or at

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