Anthony R. Balthazor, ‘03, Thomas A. MacMillan, ‘81, David C. Schoenwetter, ‘98 and the 1919 football team were recently inducted into the Knox-Lombard Athletic Hall of Fame.
Sixty people were on hand last Friday in the Oak Room for the 23rd annual Knox-Lombard Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The four new inductees push the hall’s membership total to 110.
Not only were the new inductees honored at the ceremony, but they were also honored last Saturday during halftime of the Knox versus Carroll University football game.
The hall of fame inaugurated its first 10 members at a banquet held Oct. 9, 1987. Since its conception, the selection of new members is conducted yearly before Commencement. Honorees are then inducted yearly at a banquet held during the fall.
Election of honorees comes from a list of individuals nominated by people associated with Knox College or Lombard College. Once an individual is nominated, his or her name will remain in the pool for a period of four years. After four years, the nominee is removed from the pool and can be re-nominated after one year.
The Knox-Lombard Athletic Hall of Fame is named after Allan P. Christiansen, former Knox Director of Admissions and an inaugural inductee, and is housed in the Allan P. Christiansen Gallery on the main floor of the Memorial Gymnasium-Fieldhouse complex.