The Elgin Sports Hall of Fame celebrates the following individuals for their dedication to the Elgin area sports community.

Beth (Hasenmiller) Sauser

Inducted 1997
St. Edward High School class of 1986

Beth (Hasenmiller) Sauser, a 1997 Elgin Sports Hall of Fame inductee for basketball, is honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for her service and influence in high school athletics for the state of Illinois.

Corrine Grotenhuis

Inducted 2016
Larkin High School Class of 1983

Corinne Grotenhuis, a 2016 inductee of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame, is being honored for her influence and importance in the sport of women’s weightlifting.

Larry Nemmers

“Larry Nemmers Day”, November 2, 2014
City of Elgin Proclamation

Larry Nemmers, a 1994 inductee into the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame, is being honored for his thirty years of distinguished officiating in the National Football League.

Rick Sund

“Rick Sund Day”, November 4, 2012
City of Elgin Proclamation

Rick Sund, 1983 Elgin Sports Hall of Fame inductee and Illinois Hall of Fame member, was honored for forty consecutive years of service as an Executive in the National Basketball Association.

Jim Smith

Inducted 1993
St. Edward High School Class of 1952

Jim is the outstanding basketball coach and athletic director for Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.

Experience it in person!

If you’d like to view previous Award Recipients we invite you to the ESHOF on-site Touch Pro Experience, located at The Centre of Elgin.


Support our area college student-athletes and help us recognize individuals and teams who have contributed to the success of Elgin’s great sports history.