The International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame & Museum

The International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame & Museum is a comprehensive educational resource center celebrating world-renowned scholar-athletes.

The International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame inductees are chosen based on their distinguished athletic, academic, and humanitarian achievements. More than 2,000 academicians, journalists, representatives of national Olympic organizations and former athletes contribute to the selection process.

Mission Statement

  • To honor those individuals who exemplify the Scholar-Athlete ideal
  • To foster and spread the Scholar-Athlete ideal globally
  • To serve as a worldwide educational resource center

Dave Anderson, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the New York Times, was present for the 1999 International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame opening weekend.  Read his 1999 article, "Why Plato is in the Hall of Fame" from The New York Times.

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The International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame also houses the Hall of Fame Press - a publishing venture. Working with established authors writing about emerging and provocative topics, as well as new writers whose voices are waiting to be heard, the Hall of Fame Press is designed to tell new stories from the world of sports.