TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee has chosen five individuals and four NCAA Championship Relay teams for induction into the University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame. The new class of inducted honorees will be recognized during an on-field presentation at halftime of the football game against UTSA on Thursday, Sept. 3. The University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner will be held on Friday, Sept. 4 at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa.
39th Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Class
The University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner is open to all who would like to attend. Individual tickets are $50 and may be purchased by calling the Office of Special Events at (520) 621-2331. If you plan on attending, please RSVP by Friday, Aug. 21.
For questions regarding the event, please contact Natasha Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (520) 621-0503.
FACTS: The University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame
The University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1976 with a charter membership of 18 individuals and two teams. After this year’s induction ceremony, membership will consist of more than 300 individuals and 40 teams.
Membership includes those who laid the foundation for Arizona’s athletic success; including Art Luppino, James “Pop” McKale, Mary Roby and Mo Udall, as well as those who have continued to push Arizona Athletics into the national spotlight, such as Sean Elliott, Tedy Bruschi, Lorena Ochoa and Chrissy Ahmann.
Former student-athletes become eligible for the University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame induction 10 years after completing their athletics eligibility. Championship teams are eligible immediately following the exemplary season. In addition, former student-athletes who play professionally on a team/sport (i.e. NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB, NPF) are eligible for nomination once they have completed their professional career.
Each year, the University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee, composed of administrators, faculty, staff and alumni, reviews the accomplishments of hundreds of alumni student-athletes who have been privileged to wear the University’s cardinal red and navy blue. The Committee’s task is to identify those few who meet the qualifications for induction.