April 10 , 2006
Sports Hall of Fame taking nominations
douglas blair is sports information director.
The Emory athletics department is accepting applications for the 2006 Emory Sports Hall of Fame inductions. With the University’s steep tradition in athletics, the Hall of Fame is a way for Emory to honor those who have helped make Eagle athletics a true success in NCAA competition.
The 2006 induction ceremony is set for Saturday, Oct. 28, in Miller-Ward Alumni House, and also included in this year’s activities is the Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament, to be played at Stone Mountain Gold Club. The tournament will be held Friday, Oct. 27, and both events are sponsored by the Department of Athletics and Recreation.
The Emory Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1989 by the Association of Emory Alumni and the athletics and recreation department. It is designed to honor those individuals who have brought excellence and distinction to the University and its athletic program through outstanding personal contributions to Emory athletics. The Hall of Fame also helps illustrate that athletics and academics can mix successfully for winning results.
The Hall of Fame’s new class will include inductees chosen from a list of qualified candidates, including athletes, coaches, administrators and others who have made outstanding contributions or offered extraordinary service to the Emory athletics program. Alumni who have made important contributions to athletics after leaving Emory are also eligible. Those not selected for this year will be considered for induction in 2007.
A display honoring each member is maintained in the P.E. Center. Plaques honoring inductees who were influential in athletics on the Oxford campus also are displayed in Oxford’s Williams Gymnasium.
The Hall of Fame currently includes 140 members, with the largest class coming in 1992 with 13 members. Since 1989, there has been an induction ever year, with the exception of 2003.
For more information on the hall, visit the website at
www.go.emory.edu/Hall_of_fame/Hall_of_fame.html. This website includes each class, year by year, as well as a nomination form.
For more information about the Emory Sports Hall of Fame, contact Joyce Jaleel, assistant athletics director at
404-727-6557 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.