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May 12, 2021

Clemson Ring of Honor Nominations Sought

Ring of Honor Members

Clemson, S.C.—The Clemson University Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the Clemson Ring of Honor in all sports. The Ring of Honor is the highest honor bestowed by the Clemson Athletic Department. Nominations will be accepted through June 1, 2021 and may be sent via e-mail to Tim Bourret, Ring of Honor Committee Chairman at, or through regular mail to PO Box 31, Clemson, SC, 29633.

Below is a summary of information about the nomination process and eligibility.

Ring of Honor Guidelines
Purpose: The charge of the Ring of Honor committee is to bestow the highest athletic award presented by the Clemson Athletic Department on deserving candidates. The committee will examine the careers of candidates in all Clemson sports. The committee meets once every two years.

Nominations: Nominations are made by any member of the Clemson Athletic Department, IPTAY, a member of the faculty or a relative of a worthy nominee. Nominations will be made in the form of a letter with a complete list of accomplishments submitted to the chair of the committee, who will retain an active file of nominations. Letters of support may also be submitted. The Chair of the Committee will screen all nominations to make sure they meet eligibility requirements.

Eligibility: This committee will recognize individuals who have demonstrated consistent and unique national excellence in their sport during their Clemson career. Their accomplishments must be significant on an individual and team basis. Their statistical accomplishments must be noteworthy, but they should also have an outstanding record in terms of leadership. In general, they must have made a noteworthy contribution to the history of the Clemson Athletic Program.

Athletic accomplishments after their Clemson career are not a primary consideration in the nomination, but they must retain a strong record of citizenship after they leave Clemson.

A candidate must be a member of the Clemson Hall of Fame and must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year University or college.

Financial contributions to Clemson University will not be a consideration when evaluating the candidates.

For a coach to be nominated he or she must be retired from coaching that sport at the college level.