Athletic Department

Orville Nothdurft Lifetime Achievement Award
Release: Thursday 05/04/2015 
by Bradley University

The Bradley Athletic Department's Orville Nothdurft Lifetime Achievement Award honors a former Bradley student-athlete who, through their post-BU days, has achieved success in their chosen profession and has continued to serve in such a manner as to bring honor to oneself, Bradley Athletics in general and the University as a whole.


Originally established as the Silver Anniversary Award in recognition of those who had graduated The Hilltop at least 25 years prior, it was renamed in its second year in memory of the inaugural winner Orville Nothdurft '35, who was a member of the Men's Tennis program during his undergraduate playing days and later a University administrator who served a lengthy tenure as the Faculty Athletics Representative.  Nothdurft epitomized to the utmost what this honor represents, as this award both recognizes individuals who have paved the way for others to follow, as well as to further provide prime examples to our current student-athletes and recruits as to the ultimate mission that we serve on a daily basis - fostering an environment of excellence that produces quality young people who will take their overall experiences on The Hilltop as a platform to lead productive lives that also results in giving back to society.

Orville Nothdurft Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

Year Recipient (Graduation Year) Sport
2016  Mira Panajotovic Vukelich  Women's Tennis 
2015 Billy Stone Football
2014 Ron Hall '53 Football
2013 Dr. Carol Coram '72 Track and Field
2012 Jerry Hayden '59 Men's Track and Field
2011 Dr. Lindsey Rolston '85 Baseball
2010 Hon. Joe Billy McDade '59 Men's Basketball
2009 Ron Harris '56 Men's Cross Country/Track & Field
2008 Paul Moore '62 Men's Track and Field
2007 Clarence Christe '51 Men's Basketball
2006 Howard McKibben '62 Men's Track and Field
2005 Corky Robertson '53 Baseball and Football
2004 Joe Stowell '50 Men's Basketball
2003 David Markin '53 Men's Tennis
2002 Ed King '54 Men's Basketball
2001 Orville Nothdurft '35 Men's Tennis

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