The Creighton University Athletic Hall of Fame started in 1968 with the induction of Bluejay basketball and baseball great Bob Gibson, who played at CU from 1954-57 and went on to a Major League Baseball Hall of Fame career with the St. Louis Cardinals. Since then, 80 other outstanding individuals have also been so honored.
To be nominated, a recipient must, as a rule, be a graduate of Creighton University and should manifest such qualities in his or her personal life that mark him or her as a successful person of high moral principles. Ordinarily, a recipient should be out of school for five years and must have demonstrated a truly outstanding and consistent performance on a varsity team over a period of at least two years with constant manifestation of good sportsmanship and field leadership while a member of the squad. A recipient may be presented posthumously and a recipient who did not compete on a varsity team may be selected on the basis of his or her significant contribution to the athletic program at Creighton University.