The purpose of this organization is to give lasting recognition to outstanding athletes and individuals that have contributed to the promotion and development of athletics at SMSA High School. SMSA Athletic Hall of Fame is about inspiring the students and the public, by highlighting the accomplishments of the people who have been instrumental in creating a tradition of athletic excellence at SMSA High School.
Criteria for athletic membership: Any person who has earned at least one SMSA HS athletic lettering award. Moral character and good citizenship during high school and post high school years shall be a consideration. Nominees for the SMSA HS Athletic Hall of Fame shall have last competed in a WISAA/WIAA sponsored sport at SMSA HS at least 10 years prior to the proposed date of their induction into the Hall of Fame. Although athletic achievement while attending SMSA HS is of prime importance, outstanding accomplishments after leaving SMSA HS will also be a factor in making the selections. Nominees must have participated on a WISAA/WIAA sponsored athletic team at SMSA HS.
Criteria for coaches, athletic directors, and other memberships: They exemplify good character and citizenship. Any coach or athletic director needs to be retired from SMSA HS and no longer actively coaching. Other factors that will influence the selection of a coach: won-lost record at SMSA HS; length of coaching career at SMSA HS; concern for the welfare of the players; achievement of their former players; and outstanding achievements after leaving SMSA HS.
The SMSA High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee shall consider nominees for selection into SMSA HS Athletic Hall of Fame on an annual basis.