Grinnell College Athletics Hall of Fame

The Grinnell College Athletics Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding alumni athletes whose performance in their sport(s) was exceptional. The Hall of Fame also may honor those Grinnell coaches, staff personnel, and others in the College community who have made extraordinary contributions to Grinnell athletics by means other than varsity competition.

The Hall of Fame selection committee is composed of a cross-section of representatives from the athletics department, development and alumni relations, students, faculty and alumni.

The Hall of Fame Inductions are held every two years. The next induction ceremony will be held September 1, 2018.

Nominations for the 2018 induction should be submitted by Thursday, August 31, 2017. To submit a nomination for 2018 or a future induction year, please do one of the following:

  1. Complete the online nomination form.
  2. Download and complete the nomination form and mail it to us at
    • Jayn Chaney, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations
    • 733 S. Broad St.
    • Grinnell College
    • Grinnell, IA 50112

Hall of Fame Nomination Eligibility Criteria

Alumni: Any former Grinnell College varsity intercollegiate athlete who graduated from Grinnell College and who participated at least two (2) years as a varsity athlete while enrolled at Grinnell College and whose original class graduated a minimum of five (5) years prior to the date of induction, is eligible to be elected to the Grinnell College Athletics Hall of Fame. Awards may be bestowed upon alumni living or deceased. An exception to this rule can be made for women athletes who played in a pre-varsity era.

Coaches/Administrators: Coaches and administrators who are not Grinnell College alumni shall be eligible five (5) years after leaving employment at the College, upon moving to senior faculty status, or two (2) years following their death.

Hall of Fame Resources

Hall of Fame Nomination Form - online form
Hall of Fame Nomination Form - fillable PDF
Alphabetical List of Hall of Famers