The University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1991 by the division of Intercollegiate Athletics in cooperation with the National W Club, Wisconsin's Alumni Letter Winners organization. Hall of Fame inductees are recognized and honored for their exemplary athletic achievement and contributions made to the University of Wisconsin.
Individuals from all University of Wisconsin intercollegiate athletic sports are considered for induction based upon outstanding achievements from the beginning of Badger athletics in 1896 to the present. Although accomplishments while attending the University of Wisconsin are the prime criteria for consideration and ultimate selection to the Hall of Fame, significant accomplishments beyond competition at the UW are also considered. In addition to former student athletes, the Hall of Fame recognizes coaches, administrators and other individuals who have contributed greatly to the success of the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.
The Athletic Hall of Fame also pays tribute to the storied tradition of Wisconsin Athletics. While only a select few are honored here by this recognition, the Hall of Fame acknowledges and warmly embraces the commitment and success of all those who have ever worn the cardinal and white.
The University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame established in 1991 by the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, in cooperation with the National "W" Club, Wisconsin's Letter Winner organization, recognizes and honors the exemplary athletic achievements and contributions made by the Hall of Fame Inductees to the University of Wisconsin.The prestige bestowed upon the University by these Heritage and Contemporary Era Athletes, Coaches and Administrators has fostered a legacy of excellence that affects each and very individual associated with the University of Wisconsin.