In 2013, the Department of Athletics and Athletic External Relations Board (AERB) members endorsed the establishment of the Notre Dame College Athletic Hall of Fame (HOF) and the Director of Athletics appointed a committee to select nominees for charter membership in the Notre Dame College Athletic Hall Of Fame. The inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on campus Saturday February 15th, 2014. The purpose of the Notre Dame College Hall Of Fame is to recognize, honor, and perpetuate the memory of those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Notre Dame College athletics and have helped bring excellence to Notre Dame College and its intercollegiate athletic program.
The committee shall select inductees based on the NCAA Division II philosophy of "Life in the Balance" which emphasizes "a comprehensive program of learning and development in a personal setting." Because of our adherence to these values, athletics at Notre Dame are an integral part of a unified academic and student life experience. As espoused in our Athletics Philosophy Statement, at Notre Dame we work with our student-athletes to help them become competent students, responsible campus citizens and athletes who can compete.
To be inducted into the Notre Dame College Athletic Hall Of Fame former student-athletes must have participated in at least two full seasons of intercollegiate competition, have been in good academic standing, have graduated from Notre Dame College, and have been a truly distinguished performer in his/her sport. In addition to athletes, any person who has made a significant contribution to the Notre Dame College Athletic Program may be nominated for induction. "Special" nominees can include coaches, athletic trainers, administrators, faculty, support staff, team, etc.
If you know of someone, or are someone who feels they should be considered for the Notre Dame College Athletic HOF, nominations can be made by using the nomination form. Nominations are due by June 15. If, you have any questions about Notre Dame College Athletic Hall Of Fame, please contact Scott Swain, Director of Athletics, at 216.373.6365 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.