2015 Hall of Fame Sponsor Reply Form

Hall of Fame Induction Banquet: The “R” Association and Rice University Athletics began the Hall of Fame in 1970 to honor those who “possess or shall have possessed, in addition to outstanding ability in sport or sports, other qualifications such as sportsmanship, character and integrity,” and who have “brought great distinction to Rice University.” Since then, more than 190 Owls have received the designation, and we are proud to welcome more to Rice Athletics highest honors.

On behalf of the “R” Association and Rice University Athletics, it is my distinct pleasure to invite you to the 37th Rice University Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will begin 6 pm, Friday, Oct. 6th, at The Briar Club, 2603 Timmons Lane. We would love for you to be a part of what is sure to be a most memorable evening!

This year’s Hall of Fame inductees are Shaquandra Roberson ‘00  (women’s track & field), Michael Harris '05, Morris Almond ‘07 (men’s basketball), Charles Torello ’99 (football), Jeff Nichols ’01, Joe Savery ’08 (baseball), Jason Colwick '10 (men’s track & field) Pat Kreiger ‘02  and Coach Jim Bevan (woman’s cross country, track and field)

In addition to the Hall of Fame inductees we will honor three other outstanding individuals. The Honorary “R” Award, given for “long-standing support of the department of athletics by his or her attendance, enthusiasm and involvement,” will be awarded to Bob and Betty Bixby. The Distinguished “R” Award for “lifelong excellence in business, community and commitment to Rice Athletics” will be awarded to, Kenny Baldwin ‘80  and Brian Patterson ‘84.

Sponsorship details and ticket information are forthcoming. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Lizzie Yoshida, 713-348-2864 or ey6@rice.edu. We look forward to seeing you at the 37th Rice University Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. 

Night of the Owl: This all-sports banquet, presented in conjunction with SAAC, is held each spring to recognize the athletic, academic and community accomplishments of our scholar-athletes.

Scholar-Athlete Banquet: Presented in conjunction with Rice Athletics Academic Advising, the Scholar-Athlete Banquet is held each spring to honor the academic endeavors of our outstanding student-athletes.

Senior Breakfast: The R Association celebrates Commencement with our scholar-athletes and their families with a breakfast before the festivities each year.

Other Social and Fundraising Events: The "R" Association encourages letterwinner participation in a wide range of social and fundraising events throughout the year. Numerous golf tournaments, team banquets, tailgates, and team reunions are planned.