PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 25, 2013) – Rutgers University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is currently accepting nominations for the Rutgers Athletics Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame – to be displayed in the lobby of the expanded Rutgers Athletic Center – includes all football, men’s and women’s basketball and Olympic sports members from previous inductions.
April 30 is the deadline for nominations to be considered for the Class of 2013 fall induction. Questions or nominations can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 732-445-3862 or mailed to Sue Beurskens, Director of Marketing and Special Events at:
Rutgers Athletic Center (The RAC)
83 Rockafeller Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
To be eligible, an inductee must satisfy the qualifications in one of the following five sections:
Student-Athlete - An inductee may be a former Rutgers University athlete who has performed with excellence and lettered in a varsity or intercollegiate sport and whose athletic eligibility has expired at least five (5) years prior to nomination. An inductee must also be retired as a participant in professional sports. The inductee must have brought significant distinction to him/herself and to Rutgers University because of successful athletic endeavors. The inductee must have been a dedicated individual who demonstrates high qualities of character and leadership. Inductees must have been enrolled at Rutgers for a minimum of two (2) years and departed in good academic standing. The inductee may be living or deceased. The inductee must be an individual who attained outstanding athletic accomplishments as a student-athlete and/or beyond the recipient's collegiate career.
Team - Rutgers University teams that have distinguished themselves both on and off the field during a specific season may be an inductee. At least five (5) years must have passed since the season under consideration.
Coach - An inductee may be a former Rutgers University coach who successfully distinguished him/herself by demonstrating exceptional leadership, character, and expertise in his/her sport. The inductee must have coached a varsity or intercollegiate sport at Rutgers for at least ten (10) years. A period of five (5) years must have passed since the coach ended his/her career. The five year waiting period can be waived following recommendation of the committee and approval of Director of Athletics if the coach ends his/her career with the Rutgers University athletic program. The inductee may be living or deceased.
Athletic Administrator - An inductee may be a former Rutgers University athletic department administrator who has successfully distinguished him/herself by demonstrating exceptional leadership and character. The inductee must have shown great loyalty to the university community. He/she must have demonstrated a passion for success of Rutgers athletics while providing a vision for the future. A period of five (5) years must have passed since the administrator ended his/her career. The five year waiting period can be waived if the administrator ends his/her career with the Rutgers University athletic program.
Special Contributor - An inductee may be an individual who has contributed to the successes of Rutgers intercollegiate athletics but does not fall into the category of Student-Athlete, Coach or Athletic Administrator.
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