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Silver Anniversary Award

Honors Celebration

The Silver Anniversary Awards recognize six distinguished former student-athletes on the 25th anniversary of the end of their intercollegiate athletics eligibility.


  • The nominee must be a college graduate.
  • The nominee must have received a varsity letter at an NCAA member institution and has achieved personal distinction since his or her graduation.
  • Intercollegiate athletics eligibility must have been completed 25 years before the Convention date.  Eligibility dates for the 2021 Honors Celebration: 1995-96 academic year.
  • The nominee must participate in the awards celebration held as part of the NCAA Convention in January.

Selection Criteria

  • Collegiate athletics accomplishments – 1/3.
  • Professional accomplishments, including contributions to professional organizations, charitable and civic activities – 2/3.

The NCAA Honors Committee selects the Silver Anniversary Award recipients in June.

  • Nominations are submitted through the NCAA Program Hub (Nominations will be accepted April 13 to May 11, 2020).

Silver Anniversary Award Contact Information:

Melody Lawrence
NCAA Honors Program
Phone: 317-917-6387