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A Winning Tradition

The Milligan College Athletics program has a proud heritage of top student-athletes participating in competitive intercollegiate athletics. The Milligan College Buffaloes compete in the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national affiliation. In the past 10 years, Milligan has won more than 40 conference regular season titles. Additionally, more than 20 teams have qualified for the national tournament, and over 200 athletes have earned an individual national qualifier.

The Milligan College Athletics Hall of Fame exists to honor outstanding athletes, coaches and other significant participants in the athletics program of Milligan College. Induction serves to encourage and increase awareness of individuals' significant achievements in and contributions to athletics and to provide a physical archiving of some of the College's finest alumni, coaches and friends.

To qualify the candidate must be an alumnus/a of Milligan College or have had significant association with the Milligan College athletic program. (e.g. Dr. Orvel Crowder, who was inducted in 1996, was not an alumnus but was a professor and distinguished wrestling coach.)

If an alumnus/a, the candidate must have graduated at least five years prior to date of nomination. However, greater consideration will be given to those who have graduated 10 or more years prior to date of nomination.

The candidate must have brought distinction to Milligan College through athletics participation at Milligan.

The candidate must demonstrate high standards of integrity and Christian character.

Nominations must include a completed nomination form and data supporting the candidate's accomplishments. (This data may consist of statistics, newspaper clippings, letters of reference, etc.) Anonymous nominations will not be considered.

  • Nominations may be accepted from alumni, faculty, staff, administration and relatives of nominees.
  • Nominations may remain active for three nominating periods.
  • Nominations received by May 15 of the calendar year will be considered for the calendar year; nominations received after May 15 will be considered in the following calendar year.

Nomination Form (PDF)

For more information, please call 800.447.5922 or send an email to

The selection committee consists of the Director of Alumni Relations and college faculty and staff.