In June 2006, Grove City College established an Athletic Hall Fame to honor men and women who have achieved excellence in the field of athletics or coaching at Grove City College or who have made a significant impact on its athletic program.
The seventh class will be inducted February 9, 2013, in conjunction with the Grove City College's Presidents' Athletic Conference basketball doubleheader against Westminster College in the Grove City College Arena.
The Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee is soliciting nominations for the eighth class of inductees (2014). Nominations will be due by April 1, 2013.
Athletes who are nominated for induction must have last attended the College at least 10 years prior to being considered for induction. Nominated athletes must also have earned at least two varsity letters at Grove City while competing in a sport recognized as having varsity status during their time of competition.
A nominated athlete must also be recognized as alumnus by the College. Coaches who are nominated must be retired from his or her sport of induction.
The Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee will consider candidates who were associated with Grove City College athletics during or after 1956. That is the year that Grove City permanently joined the NCAA and also collaborated with other institutions in western Pennsylvania to form an athletic conference.
The Selection Committee is a representative 11-person body that includes current and former athletic administrators, former student-athletes and other Grove City College alumni.
Nominations for the Athletic Hall of Fame will be solicited through the Collegeís athletic web site, the Grove City College Alumni Magazine, GeDunk, and the Varsity G newsletter.
Grove City currently has sport-specific Halls of Fame in menís swimming and diving and menís soccer. Both of those respective Halls of Fame will continue as before. Athletes and coaches from those two sports will also be eligible for induction into the Grove City College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Intercollegiate athletics at Grove City started in 1884 as the College baseball team played local rival Westminster. Because of such an extended period of athletic history and stories of outstanding teams and individual performances, the Selection Committee voted to launch the Athletic Hall of Fame beginning 50 years ago.
For more information about the Hall of Fame, contact the Grove City College Athletic Department at 724-458-2900.