Jan. 9, 2009
Download 2009 Nomination Form | 2008 HOF Class
Vanderbilt is now accepting applications for the 2009 Athletic Hall of Fame class.
Fans and friends of the varsity athletic program are invited to nominate their favorite all-time Commodores based on three sets of criteria.
A) Commodore Great - Letterwinners/Athletes who have brought recognition and prominence to the University and themselves by their athletic accomplishments as an undergraduate. (Criteria to be considered: All-American, All-SEC, and exceptional leadership as witnessed by teammates and/or coaches.) Nominees are not eligible until two (2) years after they last participated in intercollegiate athletics at the University.
B) Distinguished Letterwinners - Letterwinners/athletes who have made major contributions to the University athletic program through personal time, effort, interest and through many years of continued service and/or have distinguished themselves as exceptional in their chosen field of endeavor. Nominees are not eligible until six (6) years after they last participated in intercollegiate athletics at the University.
C) Life Time Achievement - Individuals, coaches, athletic officials, staff members and other University officials, who were not letterwinners/athletes at Vanderbilt University, yet have rendered outstanding service to the intercollegiate athletics program through personal time, effort, interest and through many years of continued service.
Last September 12 former Commodore student-athletes were selected to the inaugural Hall of Fame class.
Once nominations close on March 6, the applications will be carefully reviewed and voted upon by the Senior Athletic Administration Team.
It is important to note that any nominations made last year do not apply to this year's class. You will have to nominate again to be considered. All nominations are to include a thorough summary of why the person should be included in the Athletic Hall of Fame.
The 2009 Hall of Fame induction banquet will take place on Friday, September 4. The honorees will then be recognized at halftime of the Western Carolina game the next day.
You can download a nomination form in PDF format by clicking here. You will also be able to pick one up at the Vanderbilt ticket office and the National Commodore Club in the McGugin Center or at Memorial Gym.