The first class of the Athletic Hall of Fame was inducted in the spring of 1992. Lawrenceville thanks the Class of 1949 for funding the project, led by James O. Smith, Fund Chairman, and Cowles W. Herr, Class President. Arthur Schonheiter and Nick Gusz, Directors of Athletics Emeriti, are co-founders and co-chairs of the Hall-of-Fame Committee, along with Dean of Athletics and Co-Curricular Education, Tripp Welborne. Nominations can be made online through our Hall of Fame Nomination Form or by contacting the Athletics Department. The nomination deadline each year is November 1. Nominees will be notified of their selection by January 1. All nominees are considered for induction in perpetuity. The induction ceremony is held during Alumni Weekend.
Criteria for Selection
- Eligibility for admission begins the sixth year after the nominee graduates from Lawrenceville. Coaches or administrators are not subject to a six-year waiting period.
- The nominee should have demonstrated a sustained interest in the School between graduation and nomination.
- The nominee must have been a letter winner whose athletic accomplishments represent the highest caliber of achievement of their time.
- Selection will be based primarily on athletic accomplishments while at Lawrenceville. Subsequent achievements in athletics and other areas will also be taken into consideration.
- Coaches, other School community members, and athletes with extraordinary cases may be admitted. Extraordinary cases should be interpreted to include premature termination of an athletic career due to injury or a situation wherein an athlete's accomplishments, after leaving Lawrenceville, bring great credit and glory to the School.
Structure of the Selection Committee
Permanent members of the selection committee are past and present Athletic Directors, Director of Alumni Relations, and a School Trustee. Appointed for a three (3) year term will be an alumnus, school administrator, and a faculty member.
Posthumous candidates are considered on equal terms with living candidates.