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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.


Intercollegiate athletics eligibility must have been completed 25 years before the Convention date. Eligibility dates for the 2022 Honors Celebration: 1996-97 academic year.

  • 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.
  • 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 March 22 to April 28, 2021.)

Silver Anniversary Award Contact Information:

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