Starting in 2019, fans of Gainesville High School athletics will have a medium to see their favorite former student athletes honored for their achievements, as athletic director Adam Lindsey announced the creation of a Gainesville Athletics Hall of Fame via a press release Tuesday.
Nominations for the Hall’s inaugural class are currently being accepted, and they must be submitted in writing before Jan. 1. To be eligible, a candidate must have graduated from either Gainesville High School or the former E.E. Butler and Fair Street high schools no less than 10 years before induction.
Candidates will be considered for either their athletic achievements or “outstanding service to athletics in Gainesville.” Each inductee class will also include a team that “achieved and performed at the highest level of competition.”
The inaugural class will include eight athletes, and each inductee will have his or her likeness engraved in a plaque that will be displayed at Gainesville High School.
For more information on the Gainesville High Sports Hall of Fame, log on to the Gainesville City Schools Athletic website www.gainesvilleredelephantathletics.com
Compiled by Nathan Berg