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OFFICIAL INDUCTEE NOMINATION FORM
Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame
500 Charleston St., Suite 3
Lincoln, NE 68508-1119

CIRCLE THE APPROPRIATE CATEGORY FOR NOMINATION:

Inductee:  AthleteCoachOfficialContributor

NOTE: Nominations must be submitted by October 1st in order to be considered for the next year’s class.

BaseballBasketballCross CountryFootballGolfGymnasticsSoccerSoftballSwimmingTrack & FieldTennisVolleyballWrestling

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND OF NOMINEE

School Name(s), City, State, Years at School, Graduation Year

College, Years at School, Degree, Graduation Year

PERSON SUBMITTING NOMINATION FORM:

(Forms submitted anonymously will not be considered.)

ACHIEVEMENTS, CONTRIBUTIONS, HONORS

On the following page or an attached sheet, please make your points in support of thenomination.List objective, statistical records, such as won-lost records, titles, points scored, career facts, and highlights. Include details, such as year (9,10,11,12) when the nominee was a State Champion or named as an All-State Player (Please indicate the Newspaper/s and/or other media that named the All-State Team). List the year and the achievements from high school through post-high school. You are to focus on the nominee’s contributions that have had the most significant impact on high school sportsIn the case of non-athletes/coaches, list contributions as a writer, speaker, or innovator, or list other achievements that support this person’s candidacy.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Complete all required information in either hard copy form or submit electronically. If possible, trytogather your nominee’s information without contacting thatperson.
  2. Include letters of recommendation, limited to one typewritten page.
  3. If possible, submit a current black and white or color photo of the nominee.
  4. If applicable, submit black and white or color photos of nominee during the period of time he/she was involved in the category.
  5. If you wish, attach a limited number of newspaper clippings,magazine articles,or other supporting materials.

The nomination form, letters,and photos willbe retained by the Nebraska High School Sports Hallof Fame Foundation and remain in the Hall of Fame’s active file.

GENERAL CRITERIA

The nominee must have:

  1. been involved in an athletic activity in a Nebraska High School category for which he or she is nominated;
  2. demonstrated outstanding abilities and contributions in the category for which he or she is nominated;
  3. demonstrated high moral character, outstanding citizenship and ideals.
The following definitions and criteria shall apply to the four inductee nominating categories. There are no quotas for any category.

  1. Athlete/High School Achievement

    Any high school athlete who participated in Nebraska high school athletics and whose primary achievements in the field of athletics occurred during such high school participation. Any such person may not be considered until 15 years after high school participation.

    Athlete/Post High School Contribution

    Any high school athlete who participated in Nebraska high school
    athletics and whose primary contribution to athletics occurred after
    his/her high school participation. Any such person may not be
    considereduntil 15 years after high school participation.

  2. Coach

    A coach who must have been a Nebraska School District employee who
    has coached a sanctioned sport for at least 20 years. A coach would be
    eligible for Hall of Fame induction if he he/she has retired from
    coachingor has reached the age of 60.

  3. Official

    An official who has been registered with the Nebraska School Activities
    Association for a minimum of 20 years.

  4. Contributor

    Those persons who have made contributions to high school athletics in
    some capacity other than the above-mentioned categories. This category
    would include sportswriters, broadcasters, tournament officials,
    community leaders, athletics administrators, or any individual who has
    made a significant contribution to high school sports in Nebraska.

OFFICIAL HONOREE NOMINATION FORM
Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame
500 Charleston St., Suite 3
Lincoln, NE 68508-1119

CIRCLE THE APPROPRIATE CATEGORY FOR YOUR NOMINATION:

Honoree:Fischer Family AwardGustafson Inspiration AwardGreat Moments in SportsSilver Anniversary TeamDominant DynastiesGolden Anniversary Team

PERSON SUBMITTING NOMINATION FORM:

(Forms submitted anonymously will not be considered.)

ACHIEVEMENTS, CONTRIBUTIONS, HONORS

On the following page or a separate attached sheet, make your points in support of yournomination. Please include pertinent information with as much detail as possible related to the chosen category.

Cal Bentz – Lincoln

Coach.  No one understood the sport of swimming better than this great aquatic coach. Arriving at Westside High School in Omaha in 1963, he became their swimming and diving coach until 1977. During his tenure there the Roman Warriors of Westside High became a dominating force in the state, gaining plaudits across the nation. Westside won ten state championships in swimming and diving while under the direction of Coach Cal Bentz. His next twenty-two years were spent serving as men’s head coach and director of men & women’s swim programs at the University of Nebraska, winning fifteen men’s conference championships: three women’s titles, and numerous top 10 national finishes with both squads. Cal Bentz is a co-founder of American College Connection.

 

 

Roland Locke – North Platte

Athlete—This 1923 graduate of North Platte High School was timed as the fastest sprinter in the world en route to becoming the world record holder in the 100 and 220 yard dashes. Imagine a runner with world-class speed in a high school football backfield.  He led North Platte in 1921 to an unbeaten football season which brought the Platters acclaim as the state champion. Locke gets credit for scoring at least 12 touchdowns in North Platte‘s 176-0 win over Cozad in 1921. However; it was not until the mid-20’s when the “Gip” reached his full potential as a track man, helping the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers as team captain in 1925 and 1926. He competed in the days of hand-held stop watches being timed by some at 9.4 in the 100-yard dash and 20.5 in the 220 during the spring of 1926. He achieved his world records during a successful campaign on the international circuit. Later, he was named one of the outstanding lawyers in Lincoln so his old coach, Henry Schulte, must have been proud of his many successes, both on and off the cinder track. In high school, where his speed was first noticed, he was one of those athletes who rarely if ever lost a race.  He set the state record in 1922 in the 220-yard dash.