Burnsville, MN (NSUWolves.com) – The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) has announced its 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees, including Northern State honoree Jacob Hamik. The induction ceremony will be held Tuesday, July 11 at the Best Western Plus Ramkota in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the NSIC’s annual Summer Kickoff event.
A social will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the ceremony at 6:00 p.m. Reserve your tickets for the banquet by visiting northernsun.org/HOFBanquet and filling out the online Hall of Fame Banquet Registration Form. Registrations are due no later than July 1, as space is limited for this event.
Hamik rewrote the record book during his time as a hurdler/sprinter at Northern State University. From 2005 to 2008 he won 14 NSIC championships, was a five-time NSIC Track Athlete of the Year and a three-time NSIC Championship high point performer.
Hamik, a native of Aberdeen, South Dakota, set the Northern State and state collegiate record in the 400m hurdles (50.92), is part of the NSU shuttle hurdle relay record team, and is the Sioux City Relays 400m hurdles record holder. Hamik hit the Olympic ‘B’ standard qualifying time twice for the 400m hurdles. He is a 4-time All-American in the 400m and 60m hurdles, placing as high as third in the 400m in 2008.
Hamik was the 2005 NSU Track and Field Outstanding Freshman; the 2006, 2007 and 2008 NSU Track & Field MVP; and a member of the 2005 NSIC Indoor Championship Team. In addition, Hamik is a two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic recipient, earning the honor in 2006 and 2008.
Hamik, who graduated in 2009 with a B.A. in Political Science and later earned an M.S.Ed. in Health, Physical Education and Coaching, lives in Rapid City, South Dakota and is a General Manager for Liv Hospitality. He was inducted into the Northern State Hall of Fame in the fall of 2020.
Founded in 1986, the Northern Intercollegiate Conference (NIC – the former men’s conference) Hall of Fame was established to recognize and honor those who made significant contributions to the conference, to create favorable publicity and public relations for the league and to help preserve the history of the NIC, its member institutions, student-athletes, and other significant individuals affiliated with the league. For the first two inductions (1986 and 1990) each selection hailed from the NIC. In 1992, the Northern Sun Conference (NSC – the former women’s conference) and the NIC merged, creating the current Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). After annual inductions since 2000, the NSIC Hall of Fame now boasts over 200 members and two teams.
Each NSIC institution (who has been a league member for at least ten years) is asked to submit one candidate for consideration for induction into the Hall of Fame. Each of the candidates are derived from individuals who have been affiliated with the NSIC, NIC, NSC and their member institutions.
In order to be eligible for the NSIC Hall of Fame, candidates must have made their contributions in one of the following areas: 1) former student-athletes, 2) administrator/coach, 3) official/supervisor/coordinator, 4) contributor/supporter, or 5) team. The conference provides two plaques; one of which will go to the inductee and one to the institution represented. A history of each inductee will be kept in the NSIC Office and each institution will prominently display the plaques of their respective NSIC Hall of Fame inductees.