Sport

Football

Years Played

1980-83

Year Inducted

2002

Hushka was a second-team Associated Press Little All-American and first-team All-North Central Conference selection as a senior at cornerback in 1983 on the national championship team that recorded a 12-1 record. He finished his career as a three-year starter in the Bison secondary, played on two NDSU teams that reached the national championship game (1981 & 1983) and another that reached the semifinals (1982), and recorded 161 career tackles, six pass interceptions, and five recovered fumbles. He added another 49 tackles, one interception, and one blocked punt in eight NCAA playoff games.

An outstanding student as well, he was a two-time Academic All-NCC selection and graduated cum laude from NDSU in 1984 with a degree in psychology. Chosen to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, he attended medical school at the University of North Dakota and graduated in 1988, did a general surgery internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and completed his training in family practice in Bismarck, N.D.

He joined MeritCare Medical Group in Fargo in 1992, practicing emergency medicine at MeritCare Hospital, and was named Managing Physician Partner for the Department of Emergency Medicine for MeritCare in September 1998.

A native of Dickinson, N.D., he prepped at Dickinson Trinity High School where he was a star in both football and track. He was inducted into the Trinity Hall of Fame in the inaugural class of 2000.