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NIC announces 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees


The North Idaho College Athletics Department will honor three Wrestling National Championship teams as part of the eighth Athletics Hall of Fame class, to be held in conjunction with the annual Athletics Awards Banquet. The festivities will be held in the NIC Edminster Student Union Building on Saturday, May 5.

The 2018 Hall of Fame Class of inductees include outstanding wrestling teams from the 1970s, including three NJCAA wrestling national championship teams from 1974, 1975 and 1978.

The banquet begins with a social at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m., and the awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Tickets for the induction ceremony and athletics awards dinner are available for $30 and can be purchased at the NIC Athletics Department Office in Post Hall. Please pre-purchase or reserve a ticket.

NIC Hall of Fame inductees Les Hogan (1974 and 1975) and John Owen (1978) were the head coaches of the NIC national championship teams. The event will also serve as a reunion of members of the NIC Wrestling program from the start of the program in 1972 through 1979. The NIC Athletic Awards Banquet will also recognize the athletic and academic award winners from the 2017-18 NIC intercollegiate programs, and honor Booster Club Members of the Year recipients.

For more information, contact the NIC Athletics Department at (208) 769-3348 or visit the NIC athletics website at