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USRF Announces Nomination Criteria for U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Candidates

November 17, 2014

San Diego, CA (November 17, 2014) – The United States Rugby Foundation has announced the nomination criteria for U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame candidatesUnited States Rugby FoundationU.S. Rugby Hall of FameNomination CriteriaThe U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Selection Committee consists of the eight United States Rugby Foundation Trustees.The Selection Committee meets annually to review nominations and elect new U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame inductees. There is no set number for any class of inductees, but the Committee’s target is four to six new members each year. This year the Selection Committee will meet in February 2015 to select the Class of 2015. Nominations must be received by January 30, 2015 for nominees to be considered for the Class of 2015.The following criteria must be met for election to the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame:Criteria:1. Distinguished participation in or contribution to interscholastic, intercollegiate, amateur or professional rugby by an individual player, coach, referee, promoter, doctor, physio, sports media personality or journalist. The Selection Committee will also consider teams, groups or anyone else deemed eligible by the Selection Committee.2. While each nominee’s rugby achievements are of prime consideration, their conduct and record as a citizen during and after the conclusion of their athletic endeavors is to be also weighed.3. With respect to teams and groups, the Selection Committee will consider each nominee’s (a) degree of achievement; (b) the uniqueness of their accomplishment, (c) the degree of difficulty of their achievement, (d) whether or not the accomplishment is replicable by another in the near future.Procedures:Anyone may nominate any qualified person who has been connected with rugby in any capacity. There is no mandatory period a candidate must be retired from the game before being considered. A written resume of each nominated candidate must accompany each nomination. It does not need to be overly detailed, but we need to know what the nominee has done and why the nominee should be selected for the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame. Nominations should be sent to:United States Rugby FoundationAttn: U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame2131 Pan American PlazaSan Diego, CA 92101Every nomination received will be processed and forwarded to the Selection Committee.Election to the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame shall require an affirmative vote of 75% of the Selection Committee.The voting will be by secret ballot. Selection Committee members need not be present to vote, but may do so by a written declaration delivered to the Selection Committee, sent electronically, or by appointing one of the other members of the Selection Committee as proxy.The U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner shall take place at a time and place deemed appropriate by the U.S. Rugby Foundation.The selection criteria and procedures may be modified by majority vote of the Board of Trustees in their discretion.Visit the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame at For more information about the United States Rugby Foundation, visit our website at or contact Executive Director Brian Vizard at 619-233-0765 or at