The Blackburn College Athletic Hall of Fame was created to celebrate outstanding achievements by Blackburn student-athletes and coaches. The first class was inducted in 1989.
- Team Inductions
Teams must have waited a minimum of five years before being nominated. Nominated teams must have distinguished themselves with achievements such as but not limited to national or conference championships.
- Coach Inductions
A nominated coach must have led exemplary teams at Blackburn College or elsewhere in his or her coaching career. Nominated coaches need not be graduates of Blackburn College.
- Student-Athlete Inductions
A nominated student-athlete must have attended Blackburn College for a minimum of two years and be a graduate of the institution. Nominees must have represented the athletic department in an honorable fashion and continued to model exemplary character after attending the institution. In order to be eligible, five years must have passed prior to nomination. Nominees must have distinguished themselves with achievements such as all-American, all-conference, most valuable player, team captain, or have been a multiple sport participant. Continued involvement in athletics following graduation may also be considered.
Nominations may come from any individual interested in Blackburn College athletics. Past and current student-athletes, coaches, faculty members, and friends of athletics are encouraged to nominate individuals and teams. Nominations shall be made by completing the nomination form located on the school’s athletic website. Nominations are due March 1st.
The selection committee is made up of the following individuals: Director of Athletics, all current varsity sport head coaches, a member of alumni relations, and a faculty representative.
All nominations will be considered. The selection committee will recognize a maximum of five individual inductees and one team per year.
Location & Awards
All inductees will be notified no later than April 1st. The induction ceremony will be held during the Blackburn College’s Annual Homecoming Weekend. All inductees and members of the hall of fame will receive invitations to the ceremony.