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.
The 2014 Induction Ceremony
Class Will Include 1969 Cross Country Team; Longtime Employee; Standouts from Basketball, Softball and Golf
The 1969 SUNY Orange men’s cross country team will be joined by four former athletes and a longtime College employee who touched the lives of generations of Colt athletes when the Class of 2014 is inducted into the Colt Athletic Hall of Fame at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 8 at Kuhl’s Highland House in Middletown.
Set to be enshrined are David Brownbill ’67, Yogi Davis ’71, Donna Frazier ’93, Bob Heins ’71 and Theresa Rickard ’76, along with the 1969 cross country squad that becomes the first team to be enshrined in the Colt Athletic Hall of Fame. The Class of 2014 features individual standouts from men’s and women’s basketball, golf and softball.
“What makes the Class of 2014 unique is that we are inducting a team for the first time in our three years, and we are also inducting Bob Heins as our first golfer into the Hall,” says Wayne Smith, SUNY Orange athletic director and chair of the hall of fame committee. “We are also recognizing Yogi Davis, whose ties to Colt Athletics are among the longest in our program’s history. And, we are excited to highlight the great accomplishments of Dave Brownbill, Donna Frazier and Terry Rickard, each of whom are clearly worthy of this prestigious honor.”
The induction ceremony will be part of the College’s two-day Homecoming and Reunion Weekend that kicks off with a cocktail reception on Friday, Nov. 7 and a full slate of Family Day activities from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. For more information, contact Mary Roth, alumni relations coordinator, at (845) 341-4179. Tickets for the Hall of Fame induction are $15 and can be purchased online via the College’s Alumni web site.
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