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Article: Mariemont Athletic Department Accepting Nominations for Kusel Hall of Fame

Mariemont Athletic Department Accepting Nominations for Kusel Hall of Fame

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The Mariemont High School Athletic Department is now accepting nominations for the “Doc” Kusel Athletic Hall of Fame, named after the longtime Mariemont High School athletics director and coach. 

The Athletic Hall of Fame inducted its inaugural class in 1971. Each year, classes of inductees have their names displayed on the Kusel Stadium concourse, and the inductees’ pictures and accomplishments are displayed in the school’s Hall of Fame walkway.

Former athletes that are considered for nomination to the Hall of Fame must have a minimum of five years elapse from their graduation from high school. Former athletes, coaches and school administrators are considered for induction, as well as individuals with a long record of service to the athletic department. Athlete nominees for this year’s class must have graduated in 2015 or earlier.

Nominations may be sent to athletic director Tom Nerl at [email protected]. Nomination information should include the individual’s name, year of graduation, current contact information, high school athletic and academic achievements, years of participation in athletics and the level of the sport played (varsity, junior varsity, freshmen), as well as verification of any All-League, All-City, All-District or All-State recognition. This verification can include copies or scans of yearbook articles, certificates, press releases or news articles.

Once an individual is nominated for consideration, their name will remain on the ballot for subsequent years. The selection committee is comprised of former athletes, former and current coaches and other representatives from the community.

The deadline for the submission of nominations to be considered for the 2020 induction class is May 15, 2020, although nominations are accepted throughout the year. The Class of 2020 Inductions will take place before the varsity home football game against Western Hills on Friday, September 4, at 6:30 p.m.

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