Nestled on the Coral Gables Campus of the University of Miami, is the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.The Hall of Fame Committee is a 501c3 corporation whose sole purpose is to recognize those student athletes, coaches and administrators who have contributed the most to Hurricane Athletics over the years.
It places on record forever the names and achievements of the men and women who have brought National and International acclaim to their University through athletics and who, after graduation, have gone on to bring further credit to their school, their communities and themselves by the manner in which they have assumed their responsibilities as citizens.
The showcase for the Hall of Fame and repository of the great sports traditions of the University of Miami is the Tom Kearns Sports Hall of Fame Building, next door to the Hecht Athletic Center, 5821 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, Florida 33146.
Photos of each of the inductees, the National Championship Trophies for UM Football and Baseball are displayed there, along with the Heisman Trophies of Vinny Testaverde and Gino Torretta. A basketball and memorabilia from the Rick Barry years are on display, along with memorabilia from all sports. The Hall is the repository for all of the great traditions of the University of Miami. On display is the Seminole War Canoe which was for many years the prize for the winner of the University of Miami vs. Florida Football games. The Trophies for all of the University's Bowl Appearances are on display from the Palm Bowl (The first and original Orange Bowl) through this years bowl game. The unusual is also on display, including a picture of the University's first collegiate national championship team, the 1948 National Collegiate Polo Championship Team.
The Sports Hall of Fame, although affiliated with the University of Miami, is an independent Non-Profit Organization surviving on contributions and fund raising events such as it's Annual Golf Classic. The Golf Tournament is held each year at one of our fine South Florida golf courses.