The list of 25 nominees for the International Volleyball Hall of Fame 2021 Induction has been announced and the Fan Vote presented by Mizuno is now officially open through February 28. Fans can vote daily for as many nominees as they feel are deserving of Induction. The top 5 nominees selected by the public will comprise a "fans' ballot" that will be tallied along with the official selection committee ballots to pick the Class of 2021 inductees.
"These 25 nominees represent 11 different countries and some of the biggest names in volleyball from the past two decades and beyond." said George Mulry, Executive Director of the International Volleyball Hall of Fame. "Having to skip the 2020 class of Inductees because of COVID has created a bit of a backlog that's resulted in what is, by many accounts, the strongest list of nominees top to bottom we've ever had. I think it's going to be really hard for people to narrow down their Fan Vote selections but it will also make this year's Induction that much more special for the selected class."
The new class of Inductees will be announced in March and the 2021 Induction Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, October 23, 2021 and will be live streamed for anyone that cannot travel to Holyoke. Induction Celebration tickets will go on sale when the new class is announced.
The IVHF exists to preserve the history of volleyball in its birthplace of Holyoke, Massachusetts USA by honoring, promoting and sharing its story with the world.