Criteria

The Hall of Fame selection committee meets annually to elect inductees in accordance with set number of qualifications. These qualifications should be considered when submitting nomination forms.

 

Inductees into the Hall of Fame are selected based on the following criteria:

 

Section I: Athletes

  1. Shall not be considered for recognition for at least ten (10) years after graduation or completion of their eligibility.
  2. Must have earned a minimum of one (1) varsity “M” letter.
  3. Qualification shall be based primarily on their superior athletic achievements as a student which brought considerable fame to the University and the individual. Other considerations shall include athletic accomplishments after leaving the University.
  4. Senior Category. Eligible candidates who may have been overlooked and completed their collegiate careers at least forty (40) years prior to the current year. No more than one (1) can be inducted annually.

Section II: Coaches

  1. Maryland’s head coach for at least ten (10) years.
  2. A nationally recognized coach who has made a profound impact on the athletic program.
  3. Must not have had a stronger claim with another University.
  4. No active coach may be inducted.
  5. Requirements A and D may be waived under unusual circumstances by a majority vote of the Election Committee.

Section III: Athletic Department Administrators

  1. Shall have served at Maryland for at least fifteen (15) years.
  2. Must have had nationally recognized administrative ability and brought distinction and honor to the University.
  3. Must not have had a stronger claim with another University.
  4. No active administrator may be inducted.
  5. Requirements A and D may be waived under unusual circumstances by a majority vote of the Election Committee.

Section IV: Other Requirements for All Categories

  1. Election shall be based on athletic merit only, and never for other reasons.
  2. Nominees must have good character and reputation, and not have been a source of embarrassment in any way to the University.
  3. National Hall of Fame inductees must have a stronger claim with their Maryland experience in order to be considered for election.
  4. Annually, a maximum of six (6) members from the nominees list shall be elected by a simple majority of the votes cast. Election Committee members must be present to vote.
  5. Attendance is required by all living recipients to receive the award, unless there are unusual circumstances preventing it.

 

NOMINATION FORMS
Forms are available by writing to the M Club at 2707 Terrapin Trail, Comcast Center, College Park, MD 20742, or by downloading the PDF version of the formĀ at this link.

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