PURPOSE:

To recognize athletes, coaches and/or administrators who have made outstanding contributions to the intercollegiate athletics program at Central Arizona College.

NOMINATIONS:

Written nominations will be accepted by the Athletic Director of CAC on an ongoing basis. Nominations must be on file by the initial selection committee meeting (first Monday in May) to be considered for induction in the fall of that year.  Nominations, to be complete, should include a current resume of the nominee’s achievements in athletics, the profession, and civic activities.  Candidates must be present in order to be inducted into the Vaquero Athletic Hall of Fame.  (If deceased, a member of the family must be in attendance at the induction ceremonies).

Nominations Will Address the Following:

A.     ATHLETES WHO:

        - Participated in the athletic program for two years

        - Demonstrated superior athletic performance and contributed to the success of the athletics program while at the College; and/or former athletes who have distinguished themselves in the field of athletics after graduation

         - Attended as a student athlete more than a decade ago

         - Are of worthy citizenship

B.     COACHES WHO:

         - Gave a minimum of ten years of service to the college

         - Are not presently, and have not been in the past three years, on the athletic staff at the College

         - Demonstrated superior competence and professionalism in making contributions to the intercollegiate athletics program while at the College

         - Are of worthy citizenship and a positive role model

 C.     ADMINISTRATORS WHO:

        - Gave a minimum of ten years of service to the college

        - Are not presently, and have not been in the past three years, on the athletic staff at the College

        - Demonstrated superior competence and professionalism in making contributions to the intercollegiate athletics program while at the College

        - Are of worthy citizenship and a positive role model


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VAQUERO ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

SELECTION COMMITTEE:

The 9 member committee consists of the following:
     1.The president or his/her designee (member) of the Vaquero Foundation
     2.The president or his/her administrative designee of the College
     3.The Athletic Director and the Assistant Athletic Director
     4.Two current head coaches at the college (one coach of a men’s team/one coach of a women’s team)
     5.The College’s sports information specialist (SID)
     6.A senior representative from the faculty at large
     7.One Pinal County community member at large

SELECTION PROCESS:

 All current nominations are to be examined by all present members of the selection committee.  A quorum consists of five members.

VOTING SYSTEM FOR VAQUERO ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

 Step 1: A pre-screening committee made up of Athletic Department personnel, selected by the Athletic Director, will review all nominations and make an initial judgment on candidates.  This committee will develop a list of what they deem to be the most worthy male and female candidates.

Step 2: At the meeting, the Sports Information Specialist will distribute a list of all nominees and those which were deemed most worthy by the initial screening.  Any Hall of Fame Committee member can ask that someone from the overall list be added to the top candidate list if they feel someone has been overlooked in the initial screening.

Step 3:  The committee members will then vote for the top 5 candidates in reverse rank order (5 best… 1 least). Any nominees with a score less than 20 will be removed from this year’s consideration. For those nominees not on anyone’s top 5, the committee may determine which are unqualified, and thus do not belong in the pool for future consideration.

Step 4: This last step is a vote on all remaining candidates. Each committee member will select at maximum 5 worthy candidates for the Hall of Fame. All candidates who receive 80% of the vote will be automatically inducted into the VAQUERO ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME.

Understanding that there may be individuals who have given excellent support to athletics but don’t otherwise qualify for the Hall of Fame, the committee by 2/3 majority vote, can name a Vaquero Athletic Honor Award.

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