The Trinity Athletics Hall of Fame was founded in 2019 to commemorate the achievements of those student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and staff who have distinguished themselves through excellence in athletic performance and service.
The Trinity Athletics Hall of Fame will reserve at least one place in the first five classes to be inducted for an individual in the pre-NESCAC era. The other inductees will be inducted in accordance with terms of the Hall of Fame Charter. The first class will be announced in May of 2019 with an induction ceremony in the fall.
In 1825, two years after the opening of Washington College, which would eventually become Trinity College, students in our first classes were swimming and boating on the Hog River. Those early athletes established a tradition that has remained a vibrant fact of life at Trinity ever since. By 1856, student interest in aquatic sports had become formalized with the creation of the Minnehaha Club, the first sports club of any kind at Trinity, and baseball became the college's first varsity sport in 1867. In 1971, Trinity's Athletics expanded the coaching staff to give women access to intercollegiate sports, and the College now offers 15 varsity sports for men and 15 for women.
With numerous Olympians and All-Americans having proudly worn the Bantam blue and gold, Trinity athletic teams have captured 25 national championships and many NESCAC titles as well, established a legacy of champions and competition at the highest level.
Trinity College Athletics Hall of Fame Nomination Form