Athletic Hall of Fame

USM is pleased to recognize decades of outstanding athletic tradition by inducting former Milwaukee Country Day School (MCDS), Milwaukee Downer Seminary (MDS), Milwaukee University School (MUS) and University School of Milwaukee (USM) athletes, coaches, teams, and distinguished athletic program contributors to its Athletic Hall of Fame once every three years. The Athletic Hall of Fame has been established to forever commemorate a long legacy of exceptional performance and contribution by former USM and predecessor school athletes, coaches, teams, and distinguished contributors, and to recognize the important role of athletics within the culture of the School.

For additional Athletic Hall of Fame information, please visit the USM Athletics website. In 2016, USM inducted its inaugural class to the Athletic Hall of Fame. Watch each inductees introduction video, and learn more about this year's class of inductees. The next ceremony will take place in fall of 2019.

Nomination Process
  • Nominations must be submitted via the Athletic Hall of Fame online nomination form. The form is available online in the top right corner of this page (click on the blue and gold button!)
  • Nominations are due by December 1 of each year. There are no restrictions on who may submit a nomination form. 
  • Once a nomination is received, the nominated individual and/or team member is mailed a letter and questionnaire requesting information on themselves and their achievements. 
  • Once the nominee has returned a completed questionnaire, the candidate is officially placed into the selection process.

Nomination Guidelines

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Student-Athlete

    • Graduate of USM (or any of its predecessor schools) at least 10 years beyond graduation.
    • Exceptional individual accomplishments within a sport.
    • Significant contributions made to the success of a team.
    • Strong moral character and good citizenship throughout athlete’s life.
    • Beyond these criteria, having individual/team success in multiple sports is valued, and post-graduate distinction in sports will be given strong consideration.
  • Coach

    • Coach at USM (or any of its predecessor schools) or USM (or predecessor school) alumnus who has achieved coaching distinctions elsewhere.
    • Varsity coaching responsibilities for a minimum of ten (10) years at USM (or any of its predecessor schools).
    • Retired from coaching at USM for a minimum of five (5) years.
    • Outstanding coaching record/results.
    • Nominee has positively influenced the student-athletes he/she has coached and is the embodiment of the sport(s) he/she coached.
  • Team

    • Nominated team achieved outstanding success in their sport and brought honor and recognition to the School’s athletics program.
    • Examples of accomplishments include: undefeated season(s); best record in School history; notable winning streaks; league, regional, state championships; overcame adversity or special circumstances to succeed; distinct moment(s) during season that deserve special recognition. 
  • Distinguished Contributor

    • Individual who has made significant contribution to USM (or predecessor school) athletics through their leadership, inspiration, and/or support of the School’s athletic programs.
    • Longevity of contributions of time, talent, and treasure in support of USM (or predecessor school) athletics.
    • Not currently employed by USM.
    • Embodies strong moral character and good citizenship.
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