Jan. 28, 2008
Dr. Boerigter to be Inducted Into Hastings College Athletic Hall of Fame
HASTINGS, Neb. - Northwest Athletic Director Dr. Bob Boerigter will be inducted into the Hastings College Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, Feb. 2. He served as the Broncos' athletic director, chair of the physical education department and professor of physical education from 1988 to 2001.
Under his tenure at Hastings, the Broncos won 46 conference championships in 13 of 16 sports. He was named the NAIA Male Athletics Administrator of the Year in 1993. Five sports were added during his time and participation in athletics grew from 200 to 450 students. He was also instrumental in making the Osborne Family Sports Complex a reality.
Dr. Boerigter became the Northwest athletic director in May 2001, providing direction for several facility and programmatic changes to Bearcat athletics. He administered the "Clash of the Champions" in 2002 between Northwest and Pittsburg State at Arrowhead Stadium, setting the NCAA Division II single-game attendance record and providing a model that has been implemented at other Division II programs. The event has developed into the "Fall Classic at Arrowhead", in which over 100,000 fans have enjoyed in the past six years.
He is a past chairman of the NCAA Division II National Football Committee, a committee on which he still serves. He is a member of the Division II Athletics Directors Association Executive Committee and is vice-president of the MIAA.
Dr. Boerigter will be inducted along with his son, Marc, who is currently playing for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. Marc spent four years as a wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Dr. Boerigter has held administrative and coaching positions at Northwestern (Iowa) College, Adams State College and Whitworth College. He holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern College and a master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He received his doctorate from the University of Utah.
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