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Athletic Hall of Fame

The University of Rochester Athletic Hall of Fame was created in 1992 to honor former athletes, coaches, and friends for outstanding achievement. Their stories stand as testimony to the rich history that athletics play in the education of Rochester's students and of their pursuit of excellence both on and off the field.

Hall of Fame Nominations

The University of Rochester Athletic Hall of Fame nomination process is open to everyone. We welcome and encourage your participation with worthy candidates. Please review the criteria listed below and then submit your nomination to the committee through Associate Director, Terry Gurnett '77 ( Your submission should include as much factual information as possible about the individual. Nominees may be contacted to request more information if needed.


  • Distinguished themselves at the University of Rochester within UR athletics as an administrator, athlete, coach, manager, or friend
  • Nominees should be 10-year alumni or more, with consideration to different eras
  • Awards can be made posthumously


The committee is made up of former varsity athletes along with staff from the Department of Athletics.


The nomination committee accepts nominations throughout the year. The committee meets each January to review the new nominations along with those already on the list. The committee recommends a group of finalists from which the year's inductees are selected later in the spring. Inductees are notified in writing shortly thereafter. The Hall of Fame Induction Dinner is held each year on Friday night of Meliora Weekend.

Thank you for participating.