Awards Criteria

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Please review separate criteria for Alumni Associaton and Athletic Department awards (listed below)
 

Alumni Association Awards' Criteria

Alumni Association Awards recognize distinguished alumni and friends of Sul Ross State University. Individuals are awarded for distinguishing themselves through their professional and personal achievements, societal contributions, and their support of Sul Ross.

General Eligibility

  1. Candidates for public office are not eligible to be nominated.
  2. Individuals employed by Sul Ross State University are not eligible during their term of employment.*
  3. Members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors are not eligible during their term of service.

     * Part-time adjunct faculty may be considered

 

Distinguished Alumnus Award:

  • a graduate of Sul Ross State University
  • distinguished and prominent in his or her career, profession, or life's work
  • a person of such integrity, stature, and ability that the University community will take pride in his or her recognition

Distinguished Young Alumnus Award:

  • a graduate of Sul Ross State University under 40 years old 
  • distinguished in his or her career, profession, or life's work
  • a person of such integrity and ability that the University community will take pride in his or her recognition.

Sammy Baugh Alumnus Award for Outstanding Service:

  • an alumnus of Sul Ross State University (alumni who attended but did not graduate from Sul Ross may be considered)
  • a generous supporter of the University, contributing time, skills/influence, and funds
  • a person whose actions inspire alumni and others to support Sul Ross

Sammy Baugh Friend Award for Outstanding Service:

  • a generous supporter of the University, contributing time, skills/influence, and funds
  • a person whose actions inspire others to support Sul Ross
     

Awards Process

  1. The Awards Committee is comprised by members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. 
  2. Any individual may submit nominations for Alumni Association Awards.  Nominees are selected based on majority vote of the Awards Committee.
  3. No more than (a total of) six awards will be conferred in a single year.  
  4. Nominations of individuals not selected will be retained and reviewed for three consecutive years.

 

Click Here to go to  Alumni Nomination Form

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Athletic Department Awards' Criteria

Athletic Department Awards recognize former Lobo athletic standouts, coaches, sports administrators and boosters for outstanding contributions to athletics, sportsmanship and character.  Thus far, well over 100 well-deserving alums and a select number of coaches, administrators  and boosters have been inducted into the Sul Ross Athletic Hall of Honor.
 

Athletic Hall of Honor Awards*:

I. Eligibility:

1. Former athletes based on their athletic accomplishments and abilities.
2.  Former athletic personnel who have brought distinction and/or made significant contributions to the Department of Athletics (i.e. coach, trainer, etc).
3.  Individuals who have provided distinguished service to the Department of Athletics (i.e. outstanding boosters).
4. Teams that have brought distinction to the Department of Athletics.

II. Criteria:

1. Athletes shall have completed their playing career at least 5 years prior to nomination.
2. A coach or any other athletic department personnel who did not participate in sports at Sul Ross shall not be eligible until 5 years after they terminated their services with the dept.
3. Honorary members may be selected at any time due to their support of, contribution to Sul Ross athletics.
4. Teams shall have made their distinction a minimum of 5 years prior to nomination.

III. Process:

1. Nominations are to be submitted electronically via nomination form.
2. The Hall of Honor committee will select 0-3 individuals a year and 0-1 team per year.
3. The committee is comprised of 7 members (one non-voting):

  • Director of athletics (non-voting)
  • Current member of athletic dept. coaching staff
  • Sports information coordinator
  • Member of the Athletics Club
  • Letterwinner
  • Alumni board member
  • Hall of Honor Inductee

3. Nominations may be made by any individual. (Your nomination information is critical to the selection process.  Be sure to be as specific as possible)
4. Nominations will remain on the selection list for 5 years or until selected for induction.  If they are not selected within 5 years they will be removed from the nomination list and must be re-nominated in order to be considered for selection.

Click Here to go to Athletics Nomination Form (Individual)

 

Click Here to go to Athletics Nomination Form (Team)

 

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