Norwich University Athletic Hall of Fame

The Norwich University Athletic Hall of Fame is a tribute to the history of Norwich athletics. Boasting 277 individuals and 27 teams, the Hall of Fame recognizes both distinguished athletes and individuals who have contributed to the success of Norwich student-athletes. 

Nomination Form (Submit nominations to Director of Athletics, Tony Mariano at tmariano@norwich.edu or by mail at Tony Mariano, Director of Athletics, Norwich University, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, Vt. 05663)

2016 Hall of Fame Class Announced

History

In the spring of 1983, President W. Russell Todd and Athletic Director Joseph Sabol established a formal Norwich University Athletic Hall of Fame. The first formal inductees were those athletes previously honored for athletic achievements and pictured in the trophy room of Plumley Armory. Located in Andrews Hall, the purpose of the Hall of Fame is to select and honor outstanding Norwich University athletes who subsequently distinguish themselves in personal or public endeavors, and to honor people who have contributed significantly to the development of these individuals or to the excellence of athletics at Norwich University.

Membership

Regular membership will be granted to Norwich graduates anytime after the 10th anniversary of their graduation.  Consideration will be given to those graduates who have distinguished themselves and brought honor to Norwich by their outstanding performance in intercollegiate athletics. Consideration will also be given to those who have continued to bring honor to their organizations and country, and who serve as examples of the character, courage, and leadership which the University seeks to develop through its athletic program. 

Honorary membership will be granted to those persons who have made outstanding contributions to the University's athletic program or who have contributed to the development of the type of graduate who qualifies for regular membership in the Hall of Fame through personal dedication, ability, character and example. 

Nominations

Nominations to the Hall of Fame may be made by any member of the Norwich University Alumni Association, the Selection Committee, or any member of the University's faculty and staff. A nominee must receive the vote of two-thirds of the selection committee members. Induction will take place during Homecoming and each member will receive a facsimile plaque of the perpetual Hall of Fame plaque at induction. Nominations will be accepted for those individuals and teams who are having an anniversary year of graduation in increments of 5 or 10 years. Nominations must be received no later than April 30th of the upcoming induction year. To nominate CLICK HERE

Criteria for Selections 

Regular Membership in the Hall of Fame will be granted to those Norwich University graduates who meet the following criteria:

  • Individuals must have graduated from Norwich University.
  • Have distinguished themselves by their outstanding athletic participation (All-American, All New England, ECAC All Star, Conference MVP/All Star, Record Holder, Leading Scorer, Major Contributor to that Program, etc).
  • Have continued after graduation to distinguish themselves and bring honor to their organizations and country through outstanding achievement.
  • Serve as outstanding examples of the type of character, courage and leadership and well-rounded individual which the University seeks to develop in its athletic program.
 

Honorary Membership in the Hall of Fame will be granted to those individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the University’s athletic program.
  • Individuals who have significantly contributed to the development of student-athletes who qualify for regular, team or distinguished membership.
 

Team Membership in the Hall of Fame will be granted to those Norwich University athletic teams that meet the following criteria:

  • Teams, which have distinguished themselves on the playing field (outstanding win-    loss record, league/conference championship, NCAA/ECAC tournament participation).
  • Teams, which have brought honor to the University by their outstanding participation in the University’s athletic program.
  • Teams which have provided to the University examples of leadership, character and courage.
 

Distinguished Alumni Letter Winner Award Membership will be granted to those Norwich University graduates who meet the following criteria:

  • Individuals must have graduated from Norwich University.
  • Individuals must have lettered as a member of a varsity intercollegiate team at Norwich.
  • Continued after graduation to distinguish themselves within their organizations and country through outstanding achievement.

 

Memorial Membership will be granted to those Norwich University student-athletes who meet the following criteria:

  • Have distinguished themselves by their outstanding athletic participation (All-American, All-New England, ECAC All-Star, Conference MVP/All-Star, Record Holder, Leading Scorer, major contributor to that program etc.).
  • Serve as outstanding examples of the type of character, courage, leadership and well-rounded individual which the University seeks to develop in its athletic program.
  • Was a student-athlete who passed away prior to their date of graduation, while still enrolled as a student at Norwich University.