September 17 2012
Capital One Academic All-America® Hall of Fame nominations open Sept. 17-Nov. 2• 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame Nomination/Voting Timeline
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During the 2012 CoSIDA Convention in St. Louis, Missouri in June, the Capital One Academic All-America® Hall of Fame inducted its 25th class to bring the total number of Capital One Academic All-America® Hall of Fame members to 122.
As you are preparing for the upcoming academic and athletic seasons, please keep in mind any potential nominees for the Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame®. Nominations for the Class of 2013 are once again on-line, and the online nomination forms are open
on the CoSIDA website beginning Monday, September 17th. Deadline for nominations is FRIDAY, NOV. 2.
Please begin researching potential candidates, especially those former student-athletes that would fall into the honorary category, now to have the most complete information when the forms become available. If you nominated a former student-athlete on-line last year, you will have access to those forms to update information. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame Coordinators Mark Fleming or Steve Shaff.
Below is a timeline, contact information and a fact sheet for the Capital One Academic All-America® Hall of Fame.
Sports Information Director/Capital One Academic All-America® Hall of Fame Coordinator
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Office - (610) 861-1472
Fax - (610) 861-1581
Cell - (610) 390-7545
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant AD/Media Relations/Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame Coordinator
Northern Arizona University
1 Skydome Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
2013 Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame Nomination/Voting Timeline
Monday 17 - Nomination form available on-line
Friday 2 - Close of nominations
Friday 9 - Ballot available to AAA Committee, CoSIDA Board of Directors & selected AAA Hall of Fame members
Wed. 21 - Close of voting
Mon. 26 - Schools contacted for information on finalists
Fri. 7 - Deadline for information on finalists
Mon. 17 - Booklet on finalists mailed to final selection committee
Final selection committee votes for Class of 2013
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Created in 1988, the Capital One Academic All-America® Hall of Fame recognizes Academic All-Americas who have achieved lifetime success in their professional careers and are committed to philanthropic causes in the communities where they reside. Four to five deserving candidates are inducted at an annual awards ceremony.
A total of 122 Academic All-Americas have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception. The Class of 2013 will be inducted at the annual CoSIDA Convention in Orlando, Florida, in June 2013.
To be eligible, an Academic All-America must have:
• Received a nomination by his/her alma mater’s sports information director.
• Earned Academic All-America® Team honors during his/her collegiate career or must meet the criteria for an Honorary Inductee.
• Graduated with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
• Received college diploma for at least 10 years ago.
• Proven career success and philanthropic service.
An Honorary Inductee is a person who, or an organization which, has made a significant contribution to the Academic All-America Committee, Teams or Hall of Fame. The honorary designation may be awarded to a former scholar-athlete whose collegiate career pre-dated the Academic All-America program in his/her particular sport. The eligible candidates' academic and athletic achievements must meet minimum criteria for selection to the Hall of Fame.
Sports Information Directors nominate former Academic All-Americas annually. A national ballot consisting of all eligible candidates (more than 100 each year) is distributed to the CoSIDA Board of Directors and the Academic All-America Committee in an on-line process to determine the “Top 25” finalists.
The “Top 25” finalists ballot is prepared for a 12 member Hall of Fame selection committee, which is made up of the program spokesperson, CoSIDA representatives, current Hall of Fame members and a sponsor dignitary. The Hall of Fame selection committee selects a maximum of four inductees and, when warranted, an Honorary Inductee for each induction ceremony.
HALL OF FAME MEMBERS OVERVIEW
Since its inception, the Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame has recognized U.S. Senators and Representatives, military heroes, attorneys, physicians, college presidents, Nobel Prize recipients and leading figures of corporate America. There has also been a fair share of sports legends including Bill Walton, Pat Haden, Lynette Woodard, Steve Young, Brock Strom, Joe Theisman, Lynn Barry, Cris Collinsworth, Bill Bradley, Bernie Kosar, Tracy Caulkins-Stockwell, Merlin Olsen and Danny Ainge.
DICK ENBERG AWARD
Established in 1997, the Dick Enberg Award is given annually to a person whose actions and commitment have furthered the meaning and reach of the Academic All-America® Teams Program and/or the student-athlete while promoting the values of education and academics. The award was created in part to recognize Dick Enberg’s passion and support of the Academic All-America program for the past 20 years and more importantly, his dedication to education for more than four decades.