Nominations being accepted for 2018 BA Athletic Hall of Fame
Nominations for the 2018 Broken Arrow Athletic Hall of Fame are being accepted through March 1, 2018.
Since 1995, Broken Arrow Schools has recognized the outstanding athletic contributions by student-athletes, coaches/administrators/staff, and “Friends of Broken Arrow Athletics” at the home-opening game of the Tiger football season.
“After looking at all the outstanding athletes we have had over the years that have come through Broken Arrow, creating the Athletic Hall of Fame was something that needed to be done,” said Ken Ellett. “We have had so many wonderful young men and women that have accomplished so much not only as a Broken Arrow athlete but also as a college and professional athlete.”
In all, 123 individuals have been inducted into the Broken Arrow Athletic Hall of Fame. Though the majority of those inducted have been athletes, the list also includes two band directors, two doctors, two game announcers, two sports writers, several coaches and one “Friend of Athletics.”
“In more recent years, the committee has reviewed several nominations of people that some of us may have heard of but didn’t know just how successful they had become after leaving Broken Arrow,” Ellett said. “I’m not just talking athletically, but in their career and life after school.
“Our Hall of Fame committee does an excellent job of bringing nominations from different eras and then finalizing the selections for each year. We limit the selection to five individuals each year and, quite honestly, we could induct several more than that each year and never run out of former Tigers who are deserving of this recognition.”
There are two forms available online to nominate an individual for the BA Athletics Hall of Fame. One is by completing an online nomination form. The other is to print a PDF nomination form and mail it to Ken Ellett, Broken Arrow Multipurpose Facility, 2200 N. 23rd Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012.
For a complete list of Broken Arrow Athletic Hall of Fame members, please visit the Hall of Fame page at www.BATigerSports.com.