Deadline for LA Tech HOF Nominations is May 5
RUSTON - The deadline for nominations for the Louisiana Tech Athletics 2017 Hall of Fame Class is Friday, May 5 as fans and alumni are encouraged to submit their candidates for consideration for the University's induction this fall.
The 2017 Class will be announced this summer and enshrined during a home football weekend this fall.
Dr. Donna Thomas, who currently serves as the faculty athletics representative and chair of the Louisiana Tech Athletics Council, is also the chair of the 7-member Athletics Hall of Fame committee comprised of three athletic department officials, two alumni representatives and two faculty members, including Thomas. The current members of the Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame make up an eighth vote within the council.
The Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame currently includes 93 members and fans can view that list by visiting LATechSports.com and clicking on the Tech Hall of Fame link located under the ATHLETICS DEPT menu bar running along the top of the page.
In order for an individual to be eligible for consideration, they must meet the following criteria below. Athletes must have distinguished themselves through outstanding individual achievements on the playing field while at Louisiana Tech and/or distinguished themselves after college through professional career, outstanding community, civic or University service. A former student-athlete shall be first eligible for selection five full academic years after completing his/her eligibility at Louisiana Tech.
Athletic staff and University officials are eligible who have made significant contributions to the athletic department either in an official capacity or in a volunteer role. Other individuals who have significantly served the Tech athletic program through professional or volunteer service, displayed unwavering loyalty to Tech athletics and contributed significantly to the advancement of athletics at the University. There is no prescribed waiting period for these individuals.
Nomination can be submitted electronically at www.latechsports.com/ot/hall-of-fame-form.html or forms can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Malcolm Butler at 318-257-3145. Nomination forms can be emailed or mailed to Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech Athletics, PO Box 3166, Ruston, La. 71272.