NC State has announced we are going to start an Athletics Hall of Fame. The first group of inductees will be selected this summer and inducted on Oct 5 before the Florida St football game.
Here is the article from gopack.com that includes the bios for the selection committee: link
There is also a list of criteria: link
The following criteria should be considered as a guide in electing outstanding student-athletes (not listed in order of importance):
1. Olympic medal winner or member of Olympic medal winning team
2. Individual or team national champion
3. Individual or team conference champion
4. World record holder
5. National record holder
6. Conference record holder
7. NC State record holder
8. National team selection
9. First Team All-America selection
10. First Team All-Conference selection
11. National or state hall of fame member
12. National player or coach of the year honor
13. Conference player of the year honor
14. Letter winner in multiple sports
15. Academic All-America and Academic All-ACC honors
16. Distinguished post-University career in athletics, business or public service.
There are also Special Inductees
Special Inductees may include coaches and athletic staff members, distinguished alumni, friends of NC State Athletics, and other individuals who are not necessarily eligible as a Student-Athlete Inductee. Eligibility as a Student-Athlete Inductee shall not disqualify an individual for consideration as a Special Inductee. A maximum of one (1) nominee from this category may be elected in any year; except that, up to three (3) Special Inductees may be elected to the first three induction classes. There is no expectation to choose a Special Inductee every year.
Here is more info for the number of inductees each year
A maximum of six (6) individuals shall be elected in a given year; except that, up to ten (10) members may be elected to each of the first three induction classes. The election of a team or unit (e.g. tennis doubles team, swimming relay team) shall count as one (1) against the maximum number of annual inductees. Consideration will be given to the number of male and female inductees and the number of inductees by sport in each, annual induction class.
Inductees shall be invited to the annual North Carolina State University Athletic Hall of Fame Induction event the night prior to an NC State football game each fall. Attendance is required for induction, with the obvious exception of posthumous inductees.
I’m not entirely clear if the 10 inductees cap includes the special inductees or not. Caulton Tudor’s selections in the N&O only had 10 selections so let’s assume that’s the case.
Here’s my own personal list of 10 in no particular order (assuming that with his NFL obligations Philip Rivers can meet the attendance requirement). I also have to admit that I don’t have a lot of historic knowledge of athletes in the Olympic sports but tried not to let football and mens basketball make up the entire list.
1. David Thompson
2. Philip Rivers
3. Roman Gabriel
4. Cullen Jones
5. Julie Shea
6. Andrea Stinson
7. Mike Caldwell
8. Jim Valvano (special inductee)
9. Kay Yow (special inductee)
10. Everett Case (special inductee)
SFN will be running a series of features on potential inductees into the Hall of Fame in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, we would love to hear from you on who would make up your first class of Hall of Famers? Share your lists in the comments.