Montana State enshrines 6 athletes into Bobcat Hall of Fame

Posted at 11:21 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-03 13:20:10-05

BOZEMAN – Montana State held a special event on campus Friday night, as it held its annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony in the Inspiration Hall of the Norm Asbjornson Engineering Building.

The Bobcats honored six of their former athletes that have exemplified what it has meant to wear the Blue and Gold. Some are still representing Montana State, like Jennifer Allen, who was inducted this evening and is currently a coach on the MSU track and field team. She said this honor will help inspire her current athletes.

“I think it’s been cool to share that with the kids that I was in this program and I accomplished things, and now we are trying to do that with them, and they have the ability to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, too,” Allen said. “And that’s what we’re working towards, is that kind of success that gets you this kind of recognition.”

Here are is the complete list of the Class of 2018 Bobcat Hall of Fame Inductees:

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