WMU News

Nominations sought for Athletic Hall of Fame

March 16, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Athletic Hall of Fame selection committee is soliciting nominations for the 2004 induction class, which will be honored during the weekend of the Broncos' home football finale.

Since its inception in 1973, the WMU Athletic Hall of Fame has grown to include more than 150 former student-athletes, coaches and administrators. All nominations submitted are forwarded to the Hall of Fame selection committee for discussion and consideration. Once statistical and biographical information is verified, the balloting process begins. Induction requires a 75 percent majority vote by the selection committee.

"We're looking for former student-athletes who have set records, or still hold records or were All-Americans," says Bud Donnelly, committee chair. "The idea is to recognize the very best of Bronco athletes with representation from all sports and time periods."

Induction into the Hall of Fame is based on the following criteria:

*Athletes are eligible for nomination 10 years after graduation or final year of competition

*Athletes must have earned at least two letters in one sport, or one letter in at least two sports

*Coaches/athletic administrators must have served the university for a minimum of five years

*In addition to athletic contributions, professional careers and character are taken into consideration

*No more than six persons will be inducted in a single year

To submit a nomination, forward a cover letter and supporting materials to: WMU Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, Att: Bud Donnelly, 1903 Western Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo MI 49008-5406, or <cabdonnelly@aol.com>.

The deadline for nominations is May 31.

Media contact: Daniel Jankowski, 269 387-4138, daniel.jankowski@wmich.edu


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