Prairie State College to Unveil Athletics Hall of Fame

April 23, 2024

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CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. --- Prairie State College (PSC) is proud to announce the creation of an Athletics Hall of Fame, celebrating the rich history and remarkable achievements of its student-athletes, coaches, and contributors. This honor recognizes individuals who have exemplified excellence, sportsmanship, and leadership on and off the field.

The Athletics Hall of Fame will serve as a tribute to the outstanding athletes and coaches who have made significant contributions to the PSC athletics program throughout its history. Inductees will be selected based on their exceptional performance, sportsmanship, leadership, and contributions to the college and the community.

“We are at a point in our athletic department’s existence where we have accumulated enough history to begin honoring those student-athletes, coaches and staff who have made incredible contributions to athletics here at PSC,” Director of Athletics Joe Belcaster said. “This is a great time to be at PSC and there is no better way to show that than by reconnecting and honoring our past.  Our Hall of Fame will accomplish exactly that.”

For a former PSC student-athlete to be nominated, they must have been out of PSC for a minimum of five years, accumulate a plethora of athletic achievements (all-conference, all-region, all-America, etc.), and demonstrate excellence beyond PSC in either sport, career, or public service.  

On the coach/athletic support staff side, an active head coach can be nominated if they have coached continuously for eight years or longer and have accumulated a series of coaching awards and team championships along with the overall success of their respective program.

The Hall of Fame plans to induct four to five members each year. Beginning next year, the PSC Athletics Department will host an induction ceremony that includes a Saturday doubleheader for men's and women's basketball. 

If you know of a former PSC athlete or coach who meets the criteria, we encourage you to submit a nomination form. Your participation is crucial in recognizing and honoring these exceptional individuals.

For more information about the Hall of Fame, please visit the PSC Athletics website.