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Athletic Hall of Fame

The 2021 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception will be held during Homecoming Weekend. Please join us on Friday evening, October 22nd at 6:00 p.m. in the Grace Crum Rollins Fine Arts Center to honor and celebrate our 2021 inductees:

  • Guy Franklin, Class of 1990, Baseball
  • Danielle Hoop O’Dell, Class of 2015, Track & Field/Cross Country
  • Charlotte Parent, Class of 2015, Swimming
  • Neesha Thirumalaichelvam, Class of 2014, Tennis

In 1996, the Alumni Board of Directors established the Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame as a way to recognized outstanding athletic accomplishment. Individual alumni and coaches, as well as entire teams, are eligible for induction. Each year, inductees are honored during a half-time ceremony at a University of the Cumberlands (formerly Cumberland College) home game. Members of the Hall of Fame are further honored by having their names inscribed on a bronze plaque, on permanent display in the O.Wayne Rollins Center. 

Nominations:

If you would like to nominate a former player, coach or outstanding team for induction into the Hall of Fame, please complete the form below and send it in before June 30th for consideration each year.

Criteria:

Alumni who have:

  • Made a significant impact on a particular team, or
  • Made a significant impact on the overall athletic program, or
  • Exhibited outstanding athletic ability, or
  • Attained significant athletic accomplishments.

Teams that have:

  • Won a national championship, or
  • Had an undefeated record during regular season competition, or
  • Received a #1 national ranking.

Coaches who have:

  • Made a significant contribution to the personal success of his/her players, or
  • Attained significant career accomplishments.

Individuals who have:

  • Made an outstanding contribution to support the overall athletic program, or
  • Achieved significant athletic accomplishments.

Eligibility:

  • Alumni may be considered beginning in the sixth year following their projected date of graduation.
  • Team eligibility will be determined based on alumni eligibility criteria and any special circumstances.
  • Current members of the University of the Cumberlands Coaching staff are not eligible for consideration, unless special circumstances merit.
  • individuals may be considered based on significant merit.

Nominations:

  • All nominations must meet the eligibility criteria listed above and must be accompanied by documentation of all such criteria.
  • Nominations with supporting documentation must be submitted for consideration.

Cumberlands Athletes have competed according to the guidelines determined by the following organizations:

  • The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes (NAIA)
  • The Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC)
  • The Mid-South Conference (MSC)


Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Committee Member Page

Hall of Fame Members

 

For additional information, contact:

Erica Broome Harris, Chair - Athletic Hall of Fame
Office of Alumni Services
6075 College Station Dr
Williamsburg, KY 40769
Phone: 606-539-4177
Email: alumni@ucumberlands.edu