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The Northeast Conference Hall of Fame was established as a means to recognize, honor and perpetuate the memory of those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to NEC athletics and have helped to bring recognition, honor, distinction and excellence to both the Conference and its Division I athletic programs. Nominations for the Hall of Fame were made by current and former member institutions, along with the Conference office. Enshrinees were then selected in a vote by administrators from each member institution and the Conference.
Student-athletes who have competed in an NEC-sponsored sport for at least two full seasons and completed their playing career at a member institution become eligible for induction beginning five years after exhausting their collegiate eligibility. Coaches, administrators and any other persons who have made outstanding contributions or offered extraordinary service to NEC athletics are eligible after three full years of service.
As part of its year long 30th Anniversary celebration, the inaugural Northeast Conference (NEC) Hall of Fame induction class was announced on December 7, 2010 by Commissioner Noreen Morris. The eight-member class was headlined by the NEC’s first Commissioner, Chris Monasch, and legendary Mount St. Mary’s basketball head coach Jim Phelan. Student-athletes honored include Wagner basketball player Terrance Bailey, Robert Morris football lineman Hank Fraley, Mount St. Mary’s distance runner Peter Rono, Fairleigh Dickinson sprinter/hurdler Sharlene Milwood-Lee, Monmouth soccer standout Christie Pearce-Rampone and Saint Francis (PA) women’s basketball player Jess Zinobile.