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UC Riverside Athletics Hall of Fame Open for Nominations

A ceremony is planned for Fall of 2011

(October 15, 2010)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) -- After a 13-year absence, UC Riverside has reopened the nomination process for the UCR Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2011. The inductees ceremony will be on Sept. 17, 2011.

Established in 1986 with an inaugural class of nine, there are now 59 members of the Hall of Fame. Thirteen have been honored with the Distinguished Service Award.

The mission of the Hall of Fame is to recognize, preserve and perpetuate the memory of individuals, teams, coaches and contributors whose outstanding performance distinguished them as competitors and whose accomplishments brought prestige to UCR. Induction into the UCR Athletics Hall of Fame is the highest honor afforded by the campus’ athletic department.

A three-time outstanding female athlete of the year from 1968 to 1972, Amy Harrison lettered in women’s basketball, volleyball, tennis, track and field, and softball. She was inducted into the UCR Hall of Fame in 1986..

“This was important to me,” Harrison said about her achievements in sports during college. “My financial success, and who I am as a person, was shaped in large part by my athletic experience at UCR.”

Candidates may be nominated in four categories: student-athlete, head coach, team or contributor. Complete criteria, bylaws and a list of previous inductees can be found at gohighlanders.com.

The nomination process is open to the public. Forms may be obtained at gohighlanders.com and may be submitted to the Highlander Athletics Association. The deadline is Dec. 31 for consideration for the Class of 2011.

Nominations received after the deadline will be held for future consideration.

For more information, call (951) 827-4292.

Hall of Fame inductee Amy Harrison throws a pitch at the dedication of a softball field named in her honor.Enlarge

Hall of Fame inductee Amy Harrison throws a pitch at the dedication of a softball field named in her honor.

The University of California, Riverside (www.ucr.edu) is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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