The Summit County Sports Hall of Fame was inaugurated in 1957 to recognize Summit County residents who have been outstanding in one or more of the organized sports. To be eligible for nomination, athletes must have resided in Summit County during some period of their lives and must have been a member of a championship team, recipient of an individual athletic reward or honor, or have been elected as a member of an honorary athletic team on state, conference, league, national or international levels above the high school rank.
In recognition of such outstanding achievements, persons duly elected to the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame are honored at the annual Summit County Sports Hall of Fame banquet, their achievements made a matter of public record and their names inscribed on a permanent Roll of Honor. The roll is hung in the foyers of the Rhodes Health and Physical Education Building at The University of Akron.
At its May 2011 meeting, the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame selection committee elected nine inductees for its Class of 2011: Carla Brookbank-Schaal, Ralph Paonessa, Anton "Tony" Prasher, Jeff Tabaka, Barry Terjesen, Brent Thompson, Jim Welling, John Wooldridge and Lou Yovanovich.
In June, the SCSHOF selection committee rounded out the class with the selections of Carl Dimengo as the Phil Dietrich Senior Athlete Award winner and Reese Taylor as the Andy Palich Memorial Service Award.
Click here for biographies of each winner.
The Class of 2011 was honored at the SCSHOF Banquet on Tuesday, October 4th at the Tangier restaurant in Akron.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS! The SCSHOF presented scholarships to four area students at its June, 28 2011 meeting at Firestone Country Club. This year's recipients were:
|Nicole Fisher||Barberton High School|
|Sarah Klein||Green High School|
|Jonathan Kostoff||Revere High School|
|Jordan Shaffer||Firestone High School|
- In 2006, as part of the SCSHOF 50th anniversary celebration, the following sports figures were selected as the “Best of the Best” in Summit County.
The winners are:
- Best Athlete - Glenn “Jeep” Davis
- Best Golfer - Bobby Nichols
- Best Bowler - Dick Hoover
- Best High School Coach - Jack Greynolds
- Best College/Pro Coach - Bo Schembechler
- Best Official - Fritz Graf
Congratulation to these athletes and to all Summit County Sports Hall of Fame inductees. Thanks for the many memories!
To view the top 50 performers, top athletes, top coaches, top bowlers and the top golfers list. Click Here