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Call for Nominations for NWBA Hall of Fame

By NWBA Hall of Fame Committee, 02/01/22, 10:00AM CST


Nominations due by 11:59 p.m. Mountain time on February 21

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The Hall of Fame Committee for the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 NWBA Hall of Fame induction. The NWBA Hall of Fame is for competitors and non-competitors who made a significant contribution to the growth and playing of the sport of wheelchair basketball.

Classes of Members

Two classes of individuals shall be clearly identified for inclusion in the Hall of Fame.

A. Competitors

This class includes all of those who, by virtue of their unique and singular achievements as players, are deserving of recognition in the Hall of Fame. No less than one (1) such competitor shall be elected into the Hall of Fame in each calendar year.

B. Non-competitors

This class includes all those, individuals with or without disabilities, who are deserving of recognition by virtue of their considered contributions to the development, growth, support, and advancement of wheelchair basketball without regard to their prowess as players.

Criteria for Selection

The criteria for selecting individuals to the Hall of Fame in each class are as follows.

A. Competitors

  1. Individuals must have completed a minimum of five (5) years as NWBA players except wherein extenuating circumstances dictating a lesser number of years can be identified.
  2. Unique and singular achievements as the basis for selection should be interpreted as inclusive of the following multifaceted criteria:
    • Membership on All-American team(s) of the past
    • Membership on championship and U.S. teams
    • Acknowledged superiority of skill respective to physical classification
    • Demonstration of sportsmanship of the highest order
    • Establishment of distinctive playing records that have stood the test of time
    • Longevity of participation that earns respect on the basis of the true fulfillment of the purpose of sport
  3. Candidates who have been included on the ballot for seven years must receive at least 60% of the total vote to remain on the HOF ballot; should the voting not reach that number, the candidate will be excluded from the ballot.

B. Non-competitors

  1. Individuals must have served a minimum of twelve (12) full years in the interest of wheelchair basketball in the capacity of any one or more of the following: a coach, administrator, or supporter of wheelchair basketball.
  2. The individual must have demonstrated a clearly unselfish dedication to the sport that has enhanced its development on a local, sectional, or national basis.
  3. The contribution(s) made to the sport may be in any of the realms of coaching, officiating, administration, education and the like.


Nominations for membership to the Hall of Fame may be made by any member of the NWBA and submitted to the NWBA Hall of Fame Committee for its consideration via the official nomination form. Nominations must be submitted to the Hall of Fame Chairperson.

Please complete the form with detailed and substantiated information about the nominee(s), and their contributions to wheelchair basketball. The NWBA Hall of Fame Committee would appreciate stats, articles, and other information.

Please complete the form, along with three Letters of Support for the Nominee (in Word format) that verify and personalize the nominees’ unique qualifications. All nominations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Mountain time on Monday, February 21.

Nomination to the NWBA Hall of Fame does NOT guarantee selection and Induction. Each nominee’s qualifications are carefully examined and evaluated. Nominees may be on the ballot for several years before selection. 

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