MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame will induct four new members Saturday, April 24 in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center. A social hour beginning at 6 p.m. will kick off the evening which will then be followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m. The Sports Hall of Fame ceremony is being held in conjunction with the Student-Athlete Awards Banquet.
The fourth and final inductee is Justin Gluesing. He lettered in football four times (1991-94) as was named the NMU Most Valuable Linebacker twice in his collegiate career (1993-94) and was a co-captain for the 1994 season. Gluesing was named as an honorable mention All-Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference (MIFC) selection after the 1993 season and a first team pick after the 1994 season. He led the 1993 and 1994 ‘Cats in total tackles with 93 and 158 respectively. For the 1994 season, he was named an all-academic selection to the conference team. Gluesing was named to two All-American teams after his senior season; he was named to the C.M. Frank and to the Hansen’s Football Gazette teams. Against Grand Valley State during the 1994 season, he set a Superior Dome record with 20 tackles against the Lakers. At the end of his senior year, Gluesing was named the winner of the Gildo Canale Senior Award.
According to former NMU Sports Information Director Jim Pinar, Gluesing was a unique story. “He was a walk-on who became an All-American because of hard work,” said Pinar. “Justin was an outstanding student which helped him to become an outstanding football player.”
Tickets are available for the evening at $20 for adults and $15 for students at the NMU Superior Dome Ticket Office or by calling 906-227-1032.
The banquet is sponsored in part by Superior Oasis and Downtown EyeCare.
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