For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland Department of Athletics and Recreation is seeking your help in nominating worthy individuals for the St. Mary's Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018. This year's induction ceremony will take place on Friday, October 19 and will kick off an exciting Hawktoberfest weekend, which not only includes Hall of Fame but also the dedication of the Jamie L. Roberts Stadium the next day.
"The Hall of Fame is the highest athletic honor that St. Mary's College can bestow. I, along with the rest of the committee, am looking forward to receiving nominations. It will be our honor to review and select this year's class of inductees and invite them to Hawktoberfest weekend to be recognized for their achievements," expressed Associate Athletic Director Jim Cranmer.
The Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1990 to "recognize outstanding individuals who have been associated with St. Mary's College." Inductees are elected by a seven-person Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, who is charged with the responsibility of bestowing the College's highest athletics distinction. Fifty (50) members have been inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame since the first class in 1990.
Nominations must be received by the selection committee no later than April 15, 2018, and the Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee will make its final decision on all nominees by June 1. The nomination form can be found at www.smcm.edu/alumni/awards/hall-fame-legends-nomination-form.
At least two letters of nomination need to be submitted from individuals who know or knew the nominee well and are aware of his/her achievements and quality of character. The letter(s) should include not only statistical highlights of the nominee, but also any awards or recognition earned while at St. Mary's; any awards or recognition they have earned since graduation as well as a description of their character, their leadership ability; and any other intangibles that they may have contributed as a member of the team.
If you need help with statistical information for any nominee, please contact Director of Athletic Communications Nairem Moran at email@example.com. For additional information on the nominating and/or selection process, please contact Jim Cranmer, chair of the Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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