DURHAM, N.H.-- The University of New Hampshire is now accepting nominations for the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2010. Nominations can be made online by clicking HERE and will be considered until the deadline of April 15.

The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor those individuals (student-athletes, coaches and administrators) who have made significant contributions to the University of New Hampshire through their participation or involvement in athletics. All members of the Hall of Fame have a portrait hanging in the Field House at the University. Since 1982, the University of New Hampshire has inducted over 300 members to the Wildcat Athletics Council Hall of Fame.

To be eligible for membership in the Hall of Fame, an individual must have made a significant contribution to the University's athletic program, either through participation in athletics as an undergraduate or subsequent association with athletics. A candidate must have attended the University of New Hampshire as a student for at least two (2) years on at least one varsity team and be separated from the University as an undergraduate for at least five years.

To be eligible for Hall of Fame induction the alumnus/alumna should have earned an academic degree from the University or another accredited institution of higher learning. In lieu of the degree requirement, consideration may be given to those who showed a serious commitment to his or her academics and did not obtain a degree.

A staff member who did not participate in athletics at UNH is not eligible for consideration until he or she is no longer employed by the University. Active members of the Hall of Fame Committee cannot be considered for election until one year after termination of their tenure.

Other considerations for membership include: Achievements of the prospective member during his or her undergraduate or post-graduate years, including participation or involvement in athletics; the sportsmanship demonstrated by the prospective member during the time he of she was involved in athletics; and the character and citizenship of the prospective member as a student in later life.

Nominations for future Hall of Fame consideration can be submitted on-line however; any supporting information (articles, letters, etc.) should be mailed to the following:

    Wildcat Athletics Council
    Attention: Amy Sheehan
    Field House, 145 Main Street
    Durham, NH 03824

The nominator should mail sufficient supporting data to document the nominee's qualifications for consideration.

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