Rutgers University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is currently accepting nominations for the Rutgers Athletics Hall of Fame.
March 1 is the deadline for nominations to be considered for the Class of 2014 fall induction. Questions or nominations (NOMINATION FORM) can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 732-445-3862 or mailed to Sue Beurskens, Senior Director of Marketing 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 thefuture. A period of five (5) years must have passed since the administratorended 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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