Athletics Hall of Honor

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Watch the 2020 and 2021 Athletics Hall of Honor ceremony and learn more about this year's inductees.

2019 Athletics Hall of Honor Inductees Julie Wadland ’06, Larry Gelb ’69 (accepting on behalf of his father Richard L. Gelb ’41), Bo Polk ’49 representing the 1948 Varsity Football Team, Catharine von Klemperer Utzschneider ’73 and Mike Bassett ’59.

The 1948 Varsity Football Team. From left to right: Robert "Bob" Doran ’51, Palmer "Pim" Eppler ’51, Louis "Bo" Polk ’49, Clark Brink ’49, Edwin "Ed" Smith ’49 and George Rider ’51.

Statement of Purpose

To recognize and honor alumni, teams, and coaches from Phillips and Abbot academies who displayed exceptional athletic ability on the field and who continue to lead a life that embodies the values of the academies.

Criteria For Selection

Alumni will submit nominations, and those selected will be inducted annually during Reunion Weekend. To be eligible for this honor, an alumna or alumnus must have graduated at least five years prior. The Selection Committee includes members of the Athletics Department, the Athletics Committee of the Alumni Council, and the Office of Alumni Engagement.

Nominations

Nominations for 2022 are now open.

The Athletics Committee of the Phillips Academy Alumni Council is accepting nominations for the 2022 induction year of the Hall of Honor until September 15, 2021. The Hall recognizes alumni, teams, and coaches from Phillips and Abbot academies that displayed exceptional athletic ability on the field and who continue to lead lives that embody the values of the academies. "It would be difficult to overstate the importance of athletics in shaping the character of young men and women as they pass through our halls and go on to lead lives of significance and achievement. The Hall of Honor seeks to permanently acknowledge those among us whose accomplishments in athletics have been uniquely notable," says Doug D'Agata ’88, former cochair of the committee. Cochairs Susan Jenkins Warren ’79, P’18, ’22 and Amanda Adams '93 manage the nomination and evaluation process of inductees.

Nominations are solicited annually, with eventual inductees recognized during Reunion Weekend each year. In addition to the Athletics Committee, the selection process includes members of the Athletics Department and the Office of Alumni Engagement. A permanent plaque featuring the name of each inductee is displayed in the Borden Gym.

Contact

For inquiries regarding the Athletics Hall of Honor, please email us and feel free to visit the Andover Athletics site.

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Inductees

2021

  • Lewis Brown ’99
  • Elizabeth “Bets” Kent ’73
  • Kristin Kinney McDonald ’77
  • Kanu Okike ’97
  • Hunter Washburn ’00

2020

  • Ali Coughlin Averill ’95, P’23
  • Hope Barnes ’76 (d)
  • John Clark ’69
  • Chris Kreider ’10
  • Charles Miers ’75
  • James Shea ’70, P’99
  • 1965 Lacrosse Team

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012