Hall of Fame

The primary goal of the Colt Athletic Hall of Fame is to recognize those individuals, who by outstanding achievement in athletics or service to the College, have made lasting contributions to the sports program.

While athletic achievement is the primary qualifier for eligibility, the character of the nominee and their contributions to the institution and the community were also considered.

Annually, the selection committee may elect to present honorary Hall of Fame Awards to those individuals who have distinguished themselves through exemplary service and commitment to the SUNY Orange Athletic Department.

The committee also reviews contributions and achievements of past SUNY Orange athletic teams and can choose to present Hall of Fame Team Awards.

Athletes and administrators may be nominated for the Hall of Fame at any time throughout the year. Alumni and friends of the College may submit athletes for consideration, but athletes are also able to nominate themselves if they choose to do so.

Class of 2015 Announced

The Colt Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015 was announced in September 2015 and is to be inducted during a morning ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Kuhl’s Highland House in Middletown.

  • Comprising the Colt Athletic Hall of Fame’s fourth induction class will be John Basalyga ’70, Sherry Morris ’89, Stacey Morris ’89, Paul Rickard and John Sileno ’66. This year’s class carries a strong “sibling” feel as the Morris sisters will be enshrined alongside Rickard, who’s sister Theresa Rickard ’76 was honored last year. Basalyga is the Hall of Fame’s first baseball player while this year’s quintet also represents the sports of women’s basketball, women’s soccer, softball, men’s basketball, men’s soccer and golf.

Nominiate Someone Today

The Colt Athletic Hall of Fame will accept nominations of former athletes, coaches, administrators and others for consideration throughout the calendar year. However, to be considered for inclusion in the next class of inductees, nominations must be received by the College no later than Dec. 31 of the previous calendar year (for example, nominations for the lass of 2014 had to be submitted by Dec. 31, 2013).

Nominations can be submitted online (nomination form) or via regular mail to: Wayne Smith, SUNY Orange Athletic Director, 115 South Street, Middletown, NY 10940. Please provide as much supporting information and documentation as you can in order to fully support your nomination.