The Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame honors our greatest Jasper athletes, coaches and supporters.
Originally established in 1979, there are now more than 250 Hall of Fame members. Nominations for athletes, coaches, and friends are accepted throughout the year, and the induction ceremony is held on campus each November.
Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has decided to postpone the annual induction ceremony and dinner this year. The next event is scheduled to take place on campus in November 2021.
The Manhattan College Alumni Society will induct the class of 2020 in the coming year:
John Bruckner ’74 (football)
Mary Dudek-Serre ’05 (women’s lacrosse)
Carey Edwards ’93 (men’s basketball)
Milan Jotanovic ’09 (men's track & field)
Walter Olsewski ’68 (men’s and women's swimming & diving)
Michael Parisi ’05 (baseball),
Joseph Ryan ’81, ’86 (men's and women's track & field)
Michael Ward ’91 (men’s and women's rowing)
Additionally, the 1977 Men's Soccer Team will receive a special recognition.
To read the official press release and players' bios, click here.
2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Highlights
See highlights from the last Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Anyone can submit a nomination for the Athletic Hall of Fame. We aim to have a broad representation of qualified candidates. Please submit nomintation packets and corresponding information electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsors will receive a confirmation of receipt once a nomination is received.
Nominees must fall under one or more of the following non-exclusive categories:
An alumnus or alumna (hereinafter “alumnus”) who, as an academically qualified student, participated in Manhattan College’s athletic program and whose received a degree at least 10 or more years prior to his or her candidacy.
Athletic directors, coaches and athletic staff preferably those with at least five and ideally 10 years of service to Manhattan College.
Friends and alumni of Manhattan College who have regularly enhanced interest in, and the success of, Manhattan College athletics as reflected by their career body of work.
You are required to submit a brief biography of the person you are nominating. This bio should contain as much pertinent information about the nominee’s athletic contribution as warranted without resorting to repetition. For example, there is no need to attach multiple clippings documenting the same individual accomplishment. The Manhattan College Archives are available to you as you research the biography. Read a message from the College archivist.
Forward any additional documentation to email@example.com.
You should make a five-minute presentation about the nominee at the Selection Committee meeting which usually takes place in June. Others may also make brief supporting statements. A copy of your nomination packet will be distributed to all members of the committee prior to this meeting.
After all presentations have been made and sufficient discussion has taken place, the committee members will select current year’s inductees by closed ballot.
Up to eight candidates with the highest vote totals can be inducted into the Hall in one ballot. The three candidates with the next highest totals will automatically be re-nominated the following year. There is no limitation as to the number of times a person may be nominated.
If you have any questions regarding the nomination and selection process for the Manhattan College Hall of Fame, contact Bo Kucyna, Athletic Hall of Fame Committee Chairperson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.