Hall of Fame Induction Criteria
The University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame is hereby established to honor the members of past athletic teams who have excelled in intercollegiate athletics at the University, or gained national recognition in athletics following graduation. This Hall of Fame will also give special recognition to coaches and athletic officials who have contributed significantly to the development of the University athletic program.
- The F Club will maintain responsibility for the Athletic Hall of Fame. The F Club Committee will serve as the Hall of Fame Selection committee. A chairman will be appointed each year to coordinate the selection process. Nominations will be submitted to the Selection Committee by October of each year. A 2/3 written vote of the committee will be required for selection to the Hall of Fame as a “Gator Great” (category A). A 3/4 written vote of the Committee will be required for selection to the Hall of Fame as a “Distinguished Letterwinners” (category B). A 90% written vote of the Committee will be required for selection to the Hall of Fame as a “Honorary Letterwinners” (category C). Nominees are not eligible until ten (10) years after they last participated in intercollegiate athletics at the university. Members of the F Club Committee are not eligible for consideration. University employees, including UAA and Gator Booster employees, will be eligible for consideration after ten (10) cumulative years of employment with the University. Any employee that falls in the Gator Great category can be considered as long as they meet the Gator Great criteria.
- Inductees will be voted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in one of the three following categories:
- Gator Great — Letterwinners/Athletes who have brought recognition and prominence to the University and themselves by athletic accomplishments as a student-athlete. (Criteria to be considered: First Team All-American, First Team All-SEC.
- 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 have distinguished themselves as exceptional in their chosen field or endeavor.
- Honorary Letterwinners — Coaches and athletic officials (after retirement) who were not letterwinners/athletes at the University of Florida, yet have rendered outstanding service to the intercollegiate athletic program through personal time, effort, interest and through many years of continued service. (Emphasis at nomination should be placed on continued service.)
- Persons who have met the above criteria may be inducted posthumously.
- Nominations should be kept secret. This should be stated on the application.
- Presentation of awards to inductees will be in conjunction with the Annual Hall of Fame Weekend. Each inductee will be extended a ring and plaque symbolic of his/her induction into the Hall of Fame, and a photo-plaque honoring each inductee will be permanently displayed in the Athletic Hall of Fame.
The Athletic Director’s office will be permanently responsible to handle any matters so designated by the chairperson of the committee.