2012 Hall of Fame Inductees 
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Induction Class of 2012
Front row- empty chair Paul Litchfield1999 (Cross Country, Wrestling, Track), Mindi Hopper 1996 (Cheer, Track), Mary Volmer 1997 (Basketball, Track)
Back row - Ramone Barrios 1992 (Football, Baseball), Tom Shannon 1997 (Basketball), Mike Wilson 1992 (Tennis, Baseball)

card header iconPurpose

In order to preserve the heritage and tradition of athletic excellence at Bear River High School, the Bear River Athletic Hall of Fame was created in 2010 to honor the very best in the history of Bruin athletics.

This special honor will recognize members of the Bear River family who distinguished themselves as outstanding contributors to athletics at Bear River High School, and possibly beyond, by demonstrating an ongoing commitment to, and the promotion of, athletic excellence, character values, and good sportsmanship. 
To submit a nomination, please use the on-line nomination AVAILABLE HERE (or at the bottom of the page) or print out and complete the nomination form AVAILABLE HERE and send to the Office of Athletics at: Bear River High School, 11130 Magnolia Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949.

card header iconCriteria

Bear River Athletic Hall of Fame nominees will be considered primarily on their achievements as high school student-athletes.  Limited consideration will be given to their achievements on the college or professional levels. Character values, during and after their high school years, however, will be a major consideration.

card header iconStudent-Athletes:

  • Nominee must be a graduate of Bear River High School.
  • The candidate shall be eligible to be nominated no earlier than seven (7) years after his or her graduation.
  • The candidate must have been a varsity team member of the sport for which he or she is being nominated.
  • The candidate must have made a positive impact on the team(s) for which he or she played, including measurable athletic achievement (see suggested benchmarks below).
  • The candidate must have conducted himself/herself in such a way as to reflect honor to the school and must have exhibited those qualities of character and standards of conduct during and after high school, consistent with their status as a role model to the community.  Bear River High School reserves the right to remove any individual from the Hall of Fame for personal conduct which reflects discredit upon the school.

Nominees may be considered posthumously. 

card header iconSuggested Benchmarks for Consideration

  1. Most Valuable Player of the League/ All League
  2. All Metro (Sacramento Bee) Honors
  3. Individual Sac-Joaquin Section, State Champion
  4. Cal Hi, or Max Prep All recognition All American Status
  5. Holder of School, League, State, National record(s)
  6. Athlete of the Year
  7. Significant contributor to Championship team(s)
  8. Scholarship Recipient
  9. Outstanding honors in college or professional sport
The greater the number of benchmarks possessed by a candidate, or the more substantial an individual benchmark (i.e. National record holder, State Player of the Year), the greater his or her chance of being inducted into the Hall of Fame. 

card header iconSelection Committee

The Selection Committee will be comprised of the following individuals:
  • Bear River High School Principal
  • Bear River High School Athletic Director
  • 2-4 Community Members - appointed by the Athletic Director and Principal 

card header iconSelection Process

Names for nominations may be submitted by anyone for committee review. Nominations are due no later than December 2nd, of the induction year, and the candidate must receive unanimous approval from the Selection Committee.

Nominees not selected for induction into the Hall of Fame are ineligible for nomination the following year. However, after this one-year period of ineligibility, a candidate may again be nominated and considered.

card header iconInduction Process

  • Awards – each inductee will receive a plaque bearing his/her likeness as well as a written dialogue documenting his/her accomplishments.  A duplicate plaque will be added to the Hall of Fame wall display in the McCrory gymnasium.
  • A ceremony to honor the inductees will be determined by the Selection Committee.  The date and activity of the ceremony will be appropriate for the class being inducted.  Examples of appropriate ceremonial events would be the fall and winter homecoming games.

card header iconGeneral Instructions for completing Nomination Form

All information on this form must be completed and supporting materials received on or before December 2, to be considered for that school year.  Please attempt to attach newspaper clippings, certificates, statistics, letters of recommendation, etc. to substantiate the candidate’s accomplishments. Only copies of the original items should be submitted as Bear River High School is not responsible for the return of these items.

If the nominee is inducted into the Hall of Fame, the nominee or individual submitting the nomination shall furnish an 8”x10” color photograph of the nominee. 
Group of Hall of Fame inductees
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Inaugural Induction Class of 2011
Robb Tucker 1990 (Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball), Jon Morrisey 1996 (Football, Basketball, Baseball), Jenny Shayani 1994 (Volleyball, Basketball), Michelle St. Clair 1997 (Basketball), John Anderson 1995(Football, Basketball), Diane Pascua 1995(Volleyball, Basketball), Matt Logue 2002(Football, Basketball, Baseball), Matt Robbins 1989-Brother Doug standing in (Basketball, Baseball), Brady Halverson 1997 (Volleyball, Basketball), Kelsea Halverson 2001 (Volleyball, Basketball,Track), Elisha Thomas 1999 (Volleyball)

card header iconBruin Hall of Fame Online Nomination Form