Colorado Springs, CO (July 5, 2023)
The Ultimate Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the slate of candidates selected for consideration for the 2023 Hall of Fame class. This year, ten player-candidates were elevated from the Women’s division, ten player-candidates were elevated from the Open division, and eight player-candidates from the Mixed division. There were no contributor nor special merit candidates identified for 2023. The 28 player-candidates advance to the next stage of the 2023 Ultimate Hall of Fame selection process.
Congratulations to these Ultimate Hall of Fame (HoF) finalists and all the nominees. It is indeed a high honor to be nominated and selected from the respective Open, Women’s division, and Mixed division player Peer Pools. This year’s candidates include those who competed at their best against the best in their primary division of play during the 2004 to 2012 peak playing years.
Candidate-submitted player competitive histories are included below.
Josh “Cricket” Markette
CALL TO COMMUNITY:
Any member of the ultimate community who is familiar with these candidates is encouraged to provide input and any comments you would like to be considered by the voting members of the Hall
For 2023, we’ll be collecting the community’s input using quantitative metrics by seeking your rating of the candidates on each of the Seven Ultimate Hall of Fame Characteristics identified and defined for each player division.
There is a separate Call to Community survey for each player division; please select the player division(s) and candidates with whom you are most familiar, follow the instructions, and provide your feedback.
This feedback, both laudatory and critical, is an important part of the committee’s consideration. We encourage candid participation from all who have personal experience with the candidates. All feedback will be kept strictly confidential and will be available to eligible Hall voters as part of their deliberations. The ratings for the candidates will be shared should we get a sufficient response to these surveys.
From this final slate of 10 Open, 10 Women’s division, and 8 Mixed division player candidates, the eligible voting members of the Hall will cast their ballots for up to 5 Open division, up to 5 Women’s division, and up to 4 Mixed division players in 2 rounds of voting to select those individuals to be inducted into the Ultimate Hall of Fame. All final ballot player-candidates must achieve at least a 2/3rds majority to be inducted into the Hall.
The CALL TO COMMUNITY survey will close on Sunday, July 16, 2023.
Hall of Fame Vetting Committee:
Suzanne Fields, Chair, Vetting Committee
Jeff Cruickshank, Jim Parinella, Bart Watson – Open Division Peer Pool Co-leaders
Dominique Fontenette, Miranda Roth Knowles, Katey Forth – Women’s Division Peer Pool Co-leader
Pam Kraus, Scotty Conway, Emily Smith-Wilson – Mixed Division Co-leaders
Jennifer Donnelly & Joe Seidler, Contributor Co-leaders
Dave Blau, Vetting Committee member
Gwen Ambler, Vetting Committee member