Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Communications
Fans and alumni are encouraged to submit nominations for the Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame as the University is set to induct another class in the fall of 2023.
Submissions are due by Friday, March 31. The class will be announced this spring and enshrined during a home football weekend.
Dr. Donna Thomas, who currently serves as the faculty athletics representative and chair of the Louisiana Tech Athletics Council, is also the chair of the anonymous 7-member Athletics Hall of Fame committee comprised of athletic department officials, alumni representatives, and faculty members. The current members of the Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame make up an eighth vote within the council.
The Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame currently includes 113 members, a list that can be viewed on LATechSports.com by clicking on the LA Tech Hall of Fame link located under the INSIDE ATHLETICS menu bar. The nomination form can also be found on that same web page (HERE) or requested by emailing Associate A.D. for Strategic Communications Kane McGuire at email@example.com.
Anyone interested in knowing if a nominee is already on the Hall of Fame nominee list from previous years contact Kane McGuire. Multiple nominations are not required.
In order for an individual to be eligible for consideration, they must meet the following criteria.
Athletes must have distinguished themselves through outstanding individual achievements at Louisiana Tech and/or distinguished themselves after college through professional career, outstanding community, civic or University service. A former student-athlete shall be first eligible for selection five full academic years after completing his/her eligibility at LA Tech.
Athletic staff and University officials who have made significant contributions to the athletic department either in an official capacity or in a volunteer service, displayed unwavering loyalty to LA Tech athletics and contributed significantly to the advancement of athletics at the University. There is no prescribed waiting period for these individuals.
LA Tech held an induction ceremony in the fall of 2022 to celebrate the Class of 2021, which included Richie LeBlanc (Baseball), Roy Pace (Golf), Bryant Wesco (Track and Field), Debra Williams (Women’s Basketball), and Tramon Williams (Football). The ceremony was originally postponed due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. Two-time Ray Guy Award winner Ryan Allen (Football), who was also part of the Class of 2021, will be enshrined this fall after not being able to attend last October’s ceremony.