Cal Aggie Athletics Hall of Fame - Selection Criteria

Purpose
The primary goal of the Cal Aggie Athletic Hall of Fame (CAAHOF) is to provide special recognition for outstanding accomplishment in intercollegiate athletics. The CAAHOF also provides a continuing focus for the interest in athletics by students, alumni, and the entire campus community.

Nomination Process
Nominations for CAAHOF induction and the special awards are received through an annual nomination process in November and are valid for a two-year span. If in the initial year submitted a candidate is not selected for recipient of the special award the candidate's name will be automatically entered into the nomination pool for a second year. If after the second year, the candidate is not selected for recipient of the special awards then the candidate must receive a new nomination through the nomination process.

Selection Process
1. Induction consideration for the Chancellor's review and approval shall be by two-thirds vote of the CAAHOF Advisory Board who will strive for consensus.

2. Selection will be made annually by the Chancellor on the basis of nominations and a final recommendation by the CAAHOF Advisory Board.

3. Number of inductees annually is five (5) ICA student-athletes and one (1) non-student-athlete. Consideration of a sixth nominee for the ICA student-athlete or a second nominee for the non=student-athlete may be necessary when there appears to be a meritorious nominee who, due to the circumstances or time period in which he/she participated, cannot be accurately measured against the majority of current nominees and past inductees or there is sufficient justification.

4. The number of recipients annually for the Special Recognition Award or Student-Athlete Legacy Award is typically not more than one (1). Consideration of a second meritorious nominee may be necessary when there appears to be sufficient justification.

5. The recipients of the Cal Aggie Special Recognition Award and Student-Athlete Legacy Award not inducted into the Cal Aggie Athletic Hall of Fame; however, the honoree receives a plaque and receives recognition at the CAAHOF & Student-Athlete Awards Banquet.

Student-Athlete Category

1. Outstanding achievement(s) and/or distinction(s) in Intercollegiate Athletics at UC Davis. Outstanding achievement(s) and/or distinction(s) shall be defined as:

a) Setting school, conference or national records

b) Recognition at the school, conference, regional or preferably national levels

For each individual under consideration, this achievement shall be compared not only with contemporaries but also with other athletes performing during other periods of years.

2. Accomplishment should be achieved in a manner that exemplifies the UC Davis concept of a student-athlete.

a) Graduation, while preferred, is not a necessary condition. However, a student-athlete must have made meaningful progress towards graduation as required by NCAA rules in order to be eligible to participate in competition. Furthermore, it is appropriate to consider the circumstances of former student-athletes who interrupted their education to pursue extraordinary opportunities such as professional or career experiences.

b) The overall conduct as a student is at least equal to that expected of an average student.

3. A five-year period must have elapsed from the nominee's most recent intercollegiate athletics participation to the nomination deadline. For example, an athlete nominated for the 2011-12 induction class must have completed his/her participation on or before November 30, 2011.

Non-Participant Category (Non-Student-Athlete)

1. Outstanding distinction in intercollegiate athletics at UC Davis in a professional capacity, such a coach or institutional representative.

2. Accomplishment should be achieved in a manner that exemplifies the UC Davis concept of a student-athlete.

a) A nominee who is a UC Davis employee must have a five-year period elapsed since the completion of that involvement being considered for induction.

b) A nominee who is not a UC Davis employee is eligible for immediate consideration.

Special Recognition Award

The purpose of the Special Recognition Award is to honor outstanding volunteer contributions to intercollegiate athletics and the continuing focus and interest in athletics by students, alumni, staff, the campus, and surrounding communities.

The individual eligible for this award must have made significant contributions with unusual distinction to intercollegiate athletics as a volunteer.

1. Their contribution to intercollegiate athletics shall not be of paid status or as part of an employee's University position.

2. The Cal Aggie Athletic Hall of Fame (CAAHOF) Advisory Board may consider any person who has contributed to intercollegiate athletics at UC Davis as a volunteer. That is, their contribution must not be formally compensated and must not be part of their University position.

3. The nominee's contributions should be achieved in the manner that exemplifies, promotes, and ensures the integrity and tradition of the Davis philosophy of success as a student as well as success in intercollegiate sports.

4. Their contributions of unusual distinction should be made by comparing the contributions of other persons under consideration, their contemporaries, and those who have made similar contributions over the years.

Student-Athlete Legacy Award (**NEW IN 2010-11**)

To provide special recognition of a former UC Davis student-athlete who has attained outstanding athletics-related achievement(s) and/or distinction(s) -- preferably on a national or international level -- since their departure from UC Davis that brings honor and prestige to the University of California, Davis.

The former student-athlete eligible for this award must have achieved outstanding post-collegiate achievement(s) and/or distinction(s) arising from or pertaining to competitive athletics, preferably on a national or international level.

1. The award honors post-UC Davis achievement(s) and/or distinction(s), thus the selection of this award is not based on the accomplishments during a nominee's UC Davis athletic career.

2. Graduation, while preferred, is not a necessary condition. However, a student-athlete must have made meaningful progress towards graduation as required by NCAA rules in order to be eligible to participate in competition. Furthermore, it is appropriate to consider the circumstances of former student-athletes who interrupted their education to pursue extraordinary opportunities such as professional or career experiences.

3. The overall conduct as a student-athlete is at least equal to that expected of a UC Davis student.