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Honors, Awards, & Records

Basketball Trophies
The RSHF&M bestows honors and awards to athletes and supporters. It also maintains directories of awards given to Rome athletes by other organizations. 

Honors & Awards Bestowed By The Rome Sports Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Inductees

The RSHF&M's highest honor recognizing a lifetime of excellence. Only a few people are inducted each calendar year and they are given a plaque that hangs inside the Rome Sports Hall of Fame.

Frank Clark Service Award
This award is named in memory of Frank Clark, the longtime board member of the Hall of Fame who was active in numerous Rome community organizations. It recognizes those individuals who have continuously volunteered within the community for the benefit of our students and residents.

The Ellie Bruce Team Excellence Award

This is an award given to an outstanding team. This award is sponsored by Ellie Bruce, a longtime Rome Sports Hall of Fame board member.

Ruth Demers Memorial Scholarship

These $500 scholarships are given in memory of the late Ruth Demers, longtime Hall of Fame board member. There are two awards, both given out by the RFA Physical Education Department at this time. Currently, one goes to a senior male and one to a senior female athlete at RFA, who demonstrates outstanding leadership and dedication; qualities that Ruth exhibited her entire lifetime. 


The William J Coughlin Award

This award is named in honor of longtime Rome Free Academy coach and athletic director who was killed when he was struck by a car driven by a drunk driver, while training for a marathon. They are athletes whose lives were cut short. Individuals honored by the Hall of Fame are memorialized with plaques housed inside a glass casing.

Sports Personalities / Team Recognitions

This award is given annually to adult and High School athletes in recognition of their outstanding contributions to Rome athletics. It includes several of our current and former RFA High School athletes and coaches. Outstanding teams are also recognized.

Team Honors

Youth Receptions

Youth receptions are held two times a year (spring and fall). This is an award that recognizes outstanding youth programs and youth teams. 

Special Recognitions

Other Awards

National Girls & Women In Sports

This is an annual breakfast open to any RCSD female student. It is held annually to honor the many ways that sports push girls and women to achieve excellence and realize their boundless potential. The Women’s Sports Foundation applauds the vital role played by individuals and organizations championing girls and women in sports: advocates seeking to protect Title IX and advance gender equity, athletes using their powerful platform to inspire greatness, and coaches working daily to unlock girl’s limitless capabilities.

The Black 'R' Award


Griffiss Air Force Base Athlete of the Year
Recognizing outstanding athletes from Griffis Air Force Base.  The award was retired with the closing of the base.

Athletic Records & Honors


All Americans High School & Collegiate

All New York State Athletes

American Legion Baseball - Rome Posts

BOCCE Champions - “World Series of “

Collegiate Honors 

Empire State Games Champions 

Fleer Diamond Skills-Pepsi Pitch Hit & Run

Hershey’s Track & Field Champs

League Individual Champions

League Team Champions

Little League Champions

Miscellaneous Achievements by Sport     - coming soon 

Mohawk Jr. Golf Tour Champions 

National Champions 

Pop Warner Football 


Punt, Pass & Kick  

Regional Individual Champions 

Regional Team Champions

Section III Champions-Individual         - coming soon

Section III Champions-Team              - coming soon

Special Olympics

State Individual Champions

State Qualifier Champions

State Team Champions 

World Champions

Youth Hockey

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