In an effort to commemorate exceptional performances by teams and individuals associated with athletics at the College, the Department of Athletics will establish the Garnet Hall of Fame. Nominations are now being accepted for the inaugural class, which will be inducted at an awards banquet during the 2011-12 academic year.
"Creating the Hall of Fame represents the next step in an ongoing commitment to Garnet Athletics," says Adam Hertz, the Marian Ware Director of Physical Education and Athletics, "and an opportunity to celebrate and remember some truly distinctive accomplishments from throughout the program's history."
Inductees to the Garnet Hall of Fame will be categorized as athletes, coaches, teams, or special associates. Eligible candidates must be Swarthmore College graduates, members of the Swarthmore College community, or individuals who made a significant and distinctive impact on Swarthmore College Athletics and Swarthmore College. A Hall of Fame Board and committee, composed of students, coaches, alumni, and staff members, will oversee the nominations.
Nominations will be solicited and accepted annually from the Swarthmore community. Any athlete 10 or more years after their graduation will be eligible. Any coach or administrator will be eligible five years or more after their retirement or leaving College employment.