Hall of Fame Criteria

Athletic Hall of Fame Criteria and Nomination

The Harpeth Hall/Ward-Belmont Athletic Hall of Fame honors notable alumnae athletes, coaches, and administrators. Each inductee will be presented with an award, and the honoree’s name will be added to a plaque permanently housed in the Athletic and Wellness Center. The call for nominations is located on this page of the website and will be published periodically in Hallways magazine.

Criteria and Nomination Process:

One or more individuals may be inducted annually with a maximum of six honorees each year. The honoree need not be present at an induction ceremony to be included in the Athletic Hall of Fame, and individuals may be inducted posthumously.

Each Alumnae Athlete inductee must have:
  • Graduated at least 10 years prior to her nomination.
  • Demonstrated a consistent respect for and loyalty to Harpeth Hall and/or Ward-Belmont School and exhibited good sportsmanship, citizenship, and character.
  • Left a lasting impression of achievement and excellence on the Harpeth Hall/Ward-Belmont School athletic family.
  • She must also meet at least one of the three following criteria:
  1. Have displayed outstanding athletic ability and competed at the state level.
  2. Have played on or coached a national or international team, on a national championship team in college, or represented a country in an Olympic sport.
  3. Have exhibited extraordinary courage and perseverance in pursuit of a sport.
  • Each Coach or Administrator inductee need not be a Harpeth Hall or Ward-Belmont Alumna. He or she must have:
  1. Served a minimum of 5 years in his/her role as a Harpeth Hall and/or Ward-Belmont coach or administrator and have completed his/her tenure for at least 2 years.
  2. Demonstrated a consistent respect for and loyalty to Harpeth Hall and/or Ward-Belmont School and exhibited good sportsmanship, citizenship, and character.
  3. Left a lasting impression of achievement and excellence on the Harpeth Hall/Ward-Belmont School athletic family.
  4. Played a leadership role in helping girls achieve their personal best.
  5. Had a significant impact on the School’s athletic program for the future.
Selection Committee:
  • The Selection Committee consists of a minimum of four alumnae, a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame as available, the Director of Alumnae Relations, the Athletic Director, and the Director of Advancement. The Selection Committee Chair must have previously served on the Selection Committee.
  • The Committee will meet at least every two years and will have an induction process at least every 4 years.
  • The Committee will consider current nominations and nominations through the past 5 nomination cycles.
  • If you know of someone deserving of this honor, please make a nomination.