YU Establishes Athletics Hall of Fame

Inaugural Class to be Inducted Spring 2017

Yeshiva University has announced the creation of the Maccabees Hall of Fame to honor Yeshiva University alumni and other individuals who have distinguished themselves in NCAA competition and who best exemplify the University’s highest ideals and mission. The establishment of the Hall of Fame is a testament to the contributions Yeshiva athletes, coaches, and others have made to the world of sport over more than a century.

The Hall of Fame is currently accepting nominations of former Yeshiva athletes and coaches for consideration for induction. You may submit your nomination, now through May 31, 2016. The selection committee will commence in June 2016 and announce the inductees in July 2016. The inaugural class induction ceremony will be held in May 2017.

The Hall of Fame reflects Yeshiva’s long and illustrious athletic history, which includes renowned men’s basketball coach Bernard “Red” Sarachek, who helped modernize the sport; two-time Olympic gold medal winner in wrestling and longtime YU coach, Henry Wittenberg; and world famous fencing coach Professor Arthur Tauber, who helped shape and popularize the sport.

“This Hall of Fame will help enshrine Yeshiva’s long tradition of athletic excellence by selecting students, coaches and other individuals who best exemplify the exceptional athletic ability, personal integrity, high standards of character, and ideals and philosophy of Yeshiva University,” said Joe Bednarsh, YU director of athletics, physical education and recreation.

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