WMU News

Nominees sought for Athletic Hall of Fame

July 15, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan University Athletic Hall of Fame selection committee is soliciting nominations for the 2002 induction class, which will be honored during the weekend of the Toledo versus WMU football game, Nov. 15-16.

Since its inception in 1973, the WMU Athletic Hall of Fame has grown to include 150 former student-athletes, coaches and administrators.

All nominations are forwarded to the selection committee for discussion and consideration. Once statistical and biographical information is verified, the balloting process begins. Induction requires a unanimous vote by the selection committee.

"We're looking for former student-athletes who have set records, or still hold records or were All-Americans," said Dr. Patrick Forrest, committee chairperson and WMU's faculty athletic representative. "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 four criteria.

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

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, and there is no waiting period for induction.

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

To submit a nomination, forward a cover letter and supporting materials to Dr. Patrick Forrest, Department of Accountancy, Haworth College of Business, Kalamazoo MI 49008. The deadline for nominations is Aug. 1.

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

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