NEW YORK—Columbia Athletics is seeking nominations for its Class of 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame class, which is scheduled to be inducted at the University’s bi-annual banquet on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at Low Library. The seventh annual Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony will kickoff Columbia’s 74th annual Homecoming Weekend.

 

The Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame was founded to honor, pay tribute and perpetuate the memory of those individuals who, either through participation, support or interest, have made outstanding contributions in the field of intercollegiate athletics and who have helped bring recognition, honor, distinction and excellence to Columbia University.

 

Beginning Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, nominations are being accepted online at gocolumbialions.com until Friday, March 2, 2018. Click here to nominate a candidate for Columbia's Athletics Hall of Fame.

 

The Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame nomination process for the Class of 2018 (and future classes) incorporates changes to the Athletics Hall of Fame Constitution, ratified earlier this year:

 

--The Modern Era (applicable for male student-athletes and teams) now constitutes a rolling 50-year period, preceding the induction year, meaning that starting with the Class of 2018, the Modern Era category will comprise those student-athletes from 1968-69 forward; The Heritage Era (applicable for student-athletes and teams) will comprise student-athletes/teams whose competition ended prior to 1968-69.

 

--Eligibility for induction into the Athletics Hall of Fame now requires 10 years to have elapsed since the end of competition for individual student-athletes and teams.

 

--Athletics Staff are now eligible for induction immediately upon professional retirement (or death); the five-year waiting period still exists for those coaches/administrators/staff who are still employed in collegiate athletics.

 

--While attendance at the induction ceremony is greatly encouraged, individuals selected in the former student-athlete categories may accept induction into the Athletics Hall of Fame in absentia.

 

The Hall of Fame Constitution and criteria for nominations, is available at this link. A current list of nominees that is already under consideration for induction can be found here. For a list of those former student-athletes who have already been inducted into the Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame since 2006, click here.

 

For further information on the process, please contact Maggie Johnson at mej2112@columbia.edu or 212-851-9610.