UIndy Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees Celebrated this February

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The University of Indianapolis Athletic Department and Greyhound Club celebrated the new inductees being welcomed to the 2024 UIndy Athletics Hall of Fame according to UIndy Athletics. According to Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development Matt Donovan, the Hall of Fame Induction is an annual event where several individuals, as well as one team are recognized for successful careers as student athletes or athletes beyond college. These individuals, along with one team, are all selected by a Hall of Fame committee which consists of previous inductees, according to Donovan. This year, the Hall of Fame ceremony was held on Feb. 10, according to UIndy Athletics.

“The Hall of Fame takes the opportunity to really recognize the

individuals and the team for what they what they achieved, and the significance and the

excellence during their tenure and time and UIndy,” Donovan said. “And, it’s a great event, which brings those individuals obviously, who are being recognized back to campus along with their family and friends, who get the opportunity to see them be recognized in that environment and setting.”

Among the five individuals honored, one person is chosen for the “I” Person of the Year award, the most significant award presented to an individual outside of being inducted into the Hall of Fame, according to Donovan. This award is given to an individual who had success outside of their time as a student athlete. Donovan said the committee sifts through a large number of nominees to narrow it down. This year’s inductees include Kristina Comer, Justin Hueber, Kristen Lanier, Ted Liette, Bob Smock, the 2009 Women’s Volleyball team and “I” Person of the Year Kim Jones. Choosing winners is not an easy process and there is a lot of thought that goes into the selections that end up being made according to Donovan.. 

“… It’s a tedious process, as you can imagine, there’s quite a few people that are in a nominations folder,” Donovan said. “And so that committee has to really go through and select those individuals that are of the merit to make it to their ballot, and then from their ballot, go to a voting process.”

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