MRU to unveil Wall of Fame
by Blaine Meller
In just over a month, Cougar Athletics will be unveiling a very special new wall. On that day, Nov. 25 to be precise, the Cougar Athletics Wall of Fame will be officially revealed. The wall will be located directly south of the Don Stouffer Donor Recognition wall at near the Recreation Centre entrance. According to Kyle Henry, events and communications co- ordinator for Cougar Athletics, the wall’s initial class will likely include five or six members in three categories – athletes, builders and coaches. The names of the inductees will not be made public until the day of the ceremony, he said.
Each of the three induction categories has specific crite- ria. Athletes can be inducted because they have “achieved outstanding or extraordinary success as a player in the chosen sport while at MRU, or after their MRU career. Nomination will be based on a player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, leadership, character and contribution to the team and overall contribution to the game.”
In the builder’s category, nominations will be based on outstanding or extraordinary contributions toward the pro- motion, development and ad- vancement of Cougar Athletics. This could include coaches, officials, executives and sponsors.
Coaches will have “shown commitment to the develop- ment and training of athletes and have made an outstanding or extraordinary contribution to their chosen sport at MRU.”
The Reflector will release more specific details regarding the Wall of Fame ceremony as they become available.