Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Criteria
The Athletic Hall of Fame honors former intercollegiate athletes for
significant achievements and contributions to the intercollegiate team
program during their cadet career and their achievements as leaders of
character for the Air Force, the DoD and the nation upon commissioning.
Former athletic administrators of the intercollegiate program, coaches
and support staff may also be honored for extraordinary achievements.
Inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame will be honored with a plaque
on the “Walk of Honor," recognizing their distinguished achievements.
The “Walk of Honor” is located on the fourth floor of the
Falcon Athletic Center.
The selection criteria for athletes is based on meeting at least one
of the following categories: General officers who earned a varsity
letter; astronauts who earned a varsity letter, All-American in the respective
sport; national champion; academic Hall of Fame recipient; athletic achievement
- varsity letter winner who played on the professional level, Olympian
or a member of the World Class Athlete program; chief executive officers,
political leader; first team NCAA All-American, an NCAA-Association of
Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Champion; NCAA statistical
champion; national academic honors while competing as an athlete; Conference
player of the year; lettered in four different varsity sports; Academy
record holder; conference record holder.
Intercollegiate coaches are selected for Hall of Fame induction for
achieving outstanding success and rendering extraordinary service and
leadership to the athletic program. The coach has to be a minimum of
five years removed as an Academy coach before he or she can be considered
The selection criteria for coaches is based on the following categories;
career record; national titles; conference Coach of the Year; national
top-20 ranking; national achievements such as president of a national
coaches association; number of conference and\or national championships
in individual sports; number of Olympians and\or World, American or NCAA-AIAW
record setters; number of All-Americans; length of distinguished service.
Former athletic administrators and support staff are selected for Hall
of Fame induction for achieving outstanding success and rendering extraordinary
service and leadership to the athletic program. All criteria and qualifications
are based upon the candidate’s participation while supporting the
USAFA’s intercollegiate athletic program. The administrator
or staff member has to be a minimum of five years removed from the Academy
before he or she can be considered for induction. Nominations are
based on the following criteria: Direction of the overall program during
their administration; Facility development; Programs started and (or)
developed; National achievements and involvement and conference service;
Length of distinguished service.
The Selection committee is comprised of the Director of Athletics;
Senior Associate Athletic Director; Senior Women’s Administrator;
Deputy Director of Athletics; Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing
and Development; a team officer representative with more than five years
of experience from the Dean of Faculty; a senior officer representative
from the Commandant of Cadets; and, the NCAA Faculty Representative.
The President of the Association of Graduates (AOG) or his or her designated
representative may serve as an advisor to the Committee, but may not
render a vote.