In celebration of its 50th season of competition, the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) unveiled an ACAC Hall of Fame in 2014 to honor a rich history of esteemed builders and administrators, respected coaching leaders and talented student-athletes. The ACAC is excited about inducting additional Builders, Coaches, Athletes, and now Teams to the ACAC Hall of Fame in the coming years.
The forerunner to the ACAC, the “Western Inter-College Conference” (WICC) convened its first organizational meeting in 1963 at Mount Royal Junior College in Calgary, to strategize the formation of a post-secondary educational conference in Alberta to be launched in 1964. The WICC commenced its inaugural athletic season with the solitary ‘official’ sport of men's basketball. Volleyball, hockey, cross country running, curling, badminton, and 5 pin bowling were competed on an exhibition basis only. Fine Arts competitions were also staged in the skills of debating, public speaking, dramatic arts, newspaper publishing, and yearbook publishing. In 1968, the WICC adopted the name ‘Alberta College Athletic Conference’ and later in that same year, the fine arts component of the Conference was discontinued. The current name - Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference – was adopted shortly thereafter.
Hall of Fame Nomination Criteria
Builder - Nomination Form
In order to qualify for induction as a Builder, an individual must have contributed a minimum of 7 years towards the development of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference by having served as a:
- A member of the ACAC executive committee, and/or
- An ACAC sport convenor, and/or
- An ACAC committee chair
Builders are eligible for nomination upon retirement from his/her last position with an ACAC member institution, or upon death, or five (5) years after he/she leaves his/her last position with an ACAC member institution.
Coach - Nomination Form
In order to qualify for induction as a Coach, an individual must have contributed to the leadership and development of an ACAC member institution’s sport program. The nominee must have represented one ACAC member institution, in a head coach position, for a minimum of 5 years
Coaches are eligible for nomination beginning five (5) years after ending his/her last coaching position with an ACAC member institution, or upon death.
Athlete - Nomination Form
In order to qualify for induction as an Athlete, an individual must have contributed significantly as a student-athlete at an ACAC member institution while maintaining academic eligibility for the duration of his/her ACAC athletic career and/or graduated or completed their academic program requirements. Athletes are eligible for nomination beginning five (5) years after his/her last date of competition in the ACAC.
- earned ACAC or Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) recognition a minimum of two seasons by having been selected to: All-Conference Team; and/or a CCAA All- Canadian Team; and/or an ACAC or CCAA Player of the Year Award winner; and/or a CCAA National Championship All-Star team; and/or a CCAA National Championships MVP, and/or
- won multiple ACAC conference championship gold medals or CCAA national championship gold medals, and/or
- established 1 or more significant individual ACAC statistical records.
- achieved other significant recognition or distinction.
Team - Nomination Form
Team selection criteria shall remain more open, flexible and subjective
i. Exceptional single seasons (ex; undefeated championship teams).