Montana State to induct 6 members into Hall of Fame

Posted at 2:14 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 16:14:24-05

(Editor’s note: Montana State University media release)

BOZEMAN – Montana State University Athletics will enshrine six former athletes as part of the 2018 Hall of Fame Class on the Bozeman campus on Friday, Feb. 1, in Inspiration Hall of the Norm Asbjornson Engineering Building.

The induction group includes Jennifer Allen (women’s track and field), Rebecca Alvidrez (women’s basketball), Harry Clark (men’s track and field), Nate Holmstadt (men’s basketball), Jon Montoya (football) and the late Tony Welzenbach (football).

The Bobcat Hall of Fame Class banquet is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. with a VIP and inductee cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30 in Inspiration Hall. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with the program following.

The inductees will also be recognized during the Montana State’s women’s and men’s basketball Cat-Griz games on Saturday, Feb. 2. The women’s game starts at 2 p.m. and is followed by the men’s Brawl of the Wild matchup at 7 p.m.

The new induction class joins a Hall of Fame that has honored former Bobcat student-athletes since the original Hall of Fame Class of 1986.

Highlights on the 2018 Montana State University Athletics Hall of Fame inductees are below:

Rebecca Alvidrez, Women’s Basketball

  • 2002 Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2001 Big Sky Newcomer of the Year
  • Two-Time Big Sky Conference All First-Team League selection
  • 2002 Big Sky All-Tournament Team

Jennifer Allen, Women’s Track & Field

  • Eight-time all-conference performer
  • 2004 Big Sky Outstanding Field Athlete of the Year
  • 2004 Big Sky indoor and outdoor double event champion
  • Current program record holder in two events
  • Top 10 marks currently in five events
  • 2004 MSU Women’s Big Sky Scholar Athlete

Harry Clark, Men’s Track & Field

  • 1989 All-American
  • Montana State record holder in decathlon
  • Montana State All-Time top 10 current marks (outdoor 400, 100 hurdles, long jump, 4×400 relay)

Nate Holmstadt, Men’s Basketball

  • Third in program history in scoring (1,864)
  • Team’s top scorer for three consecutive seasons
  • Three-time Big Sky all-conference selection
  • Most career made field goals (723)
  • Currently top 10 in program history (blocks, free throws, games played, rebounds)

Jon Montoya, Football

  • First Team Academic All-American (2002 & 2003)
  • Two-Time All-American
  • Two-year team captain
  • Second all-time in tackles for loss (56)
  • Two-time Big Sky all-conference selection

Tony Welzenbach, Football

  • 1968 All-American
  • 1968 Big Sky all-conference selection
  • Member of three Big Sky championship teams