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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. 

Submit an Online Nomination 


Print and Complete a Nomination Form

Send to the Office of Athletics at: Bear River High School, 11130 Magnolia Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949
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. 
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. 
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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.
  • 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. 

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  • Most Valuable Player of the League/ All League
  • All Metro (Sacramento Bee) Honors
  • Individual Sac-Joaquin Section, State Champion
  • Cal Hi, or Max Prep All recognition All American Status
  • Holder of School, League, State, National record(s)
  • Athlete of the Year
  • Significant contributor to Championship team(s)
  • Scholarship Recipient
  • Outstanding honors in college or professional sport
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Bear River High School Principal


Bear River High School Athletic Director


2-4 Community Members

(appointed by the Athletic Director and Principal) 

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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.
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