The Lynchburg Alumni Association’s Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1978 to recognize and honor outstanding athletes and teams for their athletic performance, leadership and team contributions while students at the school. In 1975, men’s teams and in 1981 women’s teams began competing in NCAA Division 3 athletics. Prior to those years, competition was directly with colleges and universities.
The Lynchburg Alumni Association maintains the Sports Hall of Fame as the highest athletic honor that the school bestows on its alumni and supporters by recognizing the outstanding athletic achievements of the Lynchburg athletes and teams of every era.
A nominee shall:
- Have been a full-time student at Lynchburg for at least two years.
- Have been a letter-winner in at least one varsity sport at Lynchburg.
- At least nine years shall have elapsed after graduation (or attendance at the school) before a person or team shall be eligible for induction.
- Once an individual or team is nominated, nomination is good for three years. If an individual or team is not voted in their by the third year, they will no longer be considered for induction.
- Current Alumni Board, alumni faculty and staff members are eligible. Non-alumni staff must have a minimum of five years of service to the school before the individual is considered for the award.
- This honor may be posthumously bestowed.
Nominees who meet the eligibility requirements will be considered for induction to the Sports Hall of Fame in three categories of membership: Individual, Team of Distinction, and Special Citation. The criteria for selection in each category follow:
- Individual: Athletic performance, team contributions, achievement and/or leadership in sports competition as evidenced by:
- Post-season honors, such as All-American, All-State, All-Conference, etc.
- Advancement to post-season competition such as NCAA Regional and National championships or All-Star team selection
- Record-setting performances
- Winning individual championships
- Holding the position of team captain
- When reviewing student athletes & teams who competed prior to the University joining the NCAA, approval will be based on criteria that they were the best athletes of their era and they will not be held to current day standards
- Athletic achievement after Lynchburg will be considered, including participation and achievement in professional, Olympic and amateur athletics, but only to complement to the individual’s athletic career while at the Lynchburg
- Team of Distinction: Athletic performance and achievement in sports competition as evidenced by
- Exceptional accomplishments at or above the conference level including advancement to NCAA Regional or National competition, Regional or National titles, school records and undefeated seasons.
- Special Citation: At the discretion of the selection committee, individuals, coaches, and administrators who have substantially enhanced the athletic program at Lynchburg may be honored by Special Citation.
Other: This honor may be posthumously bestowed.