The Ultimate Hall of Fame was established in 2004 to honor the men and women "who by their deeds as Ultimate players and/or contributors, and by the example of their lives, merit acknowledgement by all individuals involved in the sport of Ultimate." Although the Ultimate Hall of Fame remains a "virtual" hall for the time being, the long-range goal is to establish a permanent site by 2018, the 50th anniversary of the founding of the sport. The formal induction ceremony, which is held every five years in conjunction with the Ultimate players’ alumni reunion, will next be held in 2013. In the meantime, the inductees are currently honored with a plaque at the USA Ultimate headquarters building in Boulder, CO.
2012 Hall of Fame Class Announced
2012 Slate of 8 Finalists Announced
Note: the Hall of Fame pages are currently in the process of being updated, including adding more detail for the Class of 2012 pages. The Classes of 2009-2012 will have their own card images completed below when that process is complete. If you have photos or additional information for these pages, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be inducted into the Ultimate Hall of Fame, potential candidates must complete three steps. The first stage involves "peer voting," where potential candidates are reviewed and ranked by a group of players or contributors from their own playing era. The second stage involves winnowing the field down to a slate of eight candidates through a review of the peer voting results and of written applications solicited by a five person Vetting Subcommittee. The slate of eight is announced to the community with a request for comment. The final stage involves a vote for up to five inductees by the full voting committee, comprised of the Vetting Subcommittee and the Player and Contributor members of the Ultimate Hall of Fame. An inductee must receive an affirmative vote of at least 60% of the voters to be selected.
In order to be considered for the Ultimate Hall of Fame, potential candidates must fill out the appropriate application form, attaching one or more reference letters along with a current photo.
2011 Hall of Fame Class Announced