ALTOONA, Pa. — Penn State Altoona Athletics, in conjunction with the Penn State Altoona Athletics Advisory Council, welcomes nominations of individuals and teams for the 2025 class of the Penn State Altoona Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.
The third Penn State Altoona Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame induction will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2025, inside the Adler Athletic Complex.
"After two successful Hall of Fame classes, we look forward to continuing this new tradition of Penn State Altoona Athletics excellence," Penn State Altoona Director of Athletics Brent Baird said. “Our athletic history is an integral part of the Penn State Altoona story and experience, and we are proud to be represented by those we honor.”
A maximum of five regular inductees will be selected from the pool of nominations by an independent selection committee. Nomination forms must be completed by Thursday, Oct. 31, 2024, for the Class of 2025. The completeness of the nomination packet is the responsibility of the nominators. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
All prospective inductees considered by the selection committee are based on submissions from outside nominators. Selections will be announced in early January 2025.
Membership in the Hall of Fame as a regular inductee is open to those individuals and teams who have, by their participation as undergraduate student-athletes in the Penn State Altoona Intercollegiate Athletics program, performed at a level of athletic excellence which meets the high standards set by the Athletics Advisory Council.
Additionally, induction as a special inductee is open to those individuals who qualify through their involvement and/or accomplishments in athletics or athletically related areas after attending Penn State Altoona, and/or by their example, character, and life accomplishments that set standards of excellence worthy of induction. Special inductees for consideration could include Athletics Department staff members who, through their years of service to the department, set consistent standards of excellence through their contributions, accomplishments, character, and example that are worthy of induction after their employment at Penn State Altoona is finished.
To be eligible as a regular individual inductee, a nominee must have been separated from the University — when their athletics eligibility expired or would have expired — for a period of at least 10 years.
"We are excited to continue the nomination and selection process for the Penn State Altoona Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame. Our first two ceremonies have been successful in connecting our past and present," said Tom Koehle, chair of the Penn State Altoona Athletics Hall of Fame Committee. "The accomplishments of the student-athletes who built the foundation of our current Athletics Department deserve recognition, honor, and thanks for setting a bar for athletic and career achievement."
Nomination forms, as well as more information about the Hall of Fame, can be accessed on the Penn State Altoona Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame web page. Nomination forms can also be obtained at the Penn State Altoona Athletics Office in the Adler Athletic Complex, or by calling 814-949-5152.