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Nomination Forms for the Junior Division Awards

Courage Center Award of Merit for Outstanding Leadership in Developing the Junior Division

Every year the Junior Division will honor the Courage Center by presenting the Courage Center Award of Merit for Outstanding Leadership in Developing the Junior Division to an organization that embodies the characteristics of the Courage Center. This award is named after an organization that has truly been a leader in developing the sport, the division, and its athletes and coaches.

In order to nominate an organization for this award, simply fill out the corresponding nomination form and return it to the Junior Division Executive Committee Secretary, David Elbert (elbert@jhu.edu) no later than Saturday, March 3rd

The Junior Division Executive Committee will review the nomination forms and vote for the recipient of each award.

Dave Ruback Legacy Award

Every year the Junior Division will honor the memory of Dave Ruback by presenting the Dave Ruback Legacy Award to an individual that best exemplifies the way Dave Ruback served the Junior Division. This award is designed to honor parents of NWBA Junior Division athletes who go “above and beyond the norm” for the betterment of the Junior Division.

In order to nominate an individual for this award, simply fill out the corresponding nomination form and return it to the Junior Division Executive Committee Secretary, David Elbert (elbert@jhu.edu) no later than Saturday, March 3rd

The Junior Division Executive Committee will review the nomination forms and vote for the recipient of each award.

Dr. Robert Szyman Leadership Award

For all that Dr. Robert Szyman has accomplished throughout the years, it is the successful application of his vision and leadership through his service as the Commissioner of the Junior Division for 22 years that we honor with the annual presentation of the Dr. Robert Szyman Leadership Award. This award is an effort to recognize those who continue Bob’s work, help shape and grow the Junior Division, and help develop the athletes and coaches that will take this organization and this sport well into the 21st century.

In order to nominate an individual for this award, simply fill out the corresponding nomination form and return it to the Junior Division Executive Committee Secretary, David Elbert (elbert@jhu.edu) no later than Saturday, March 3rd

The Junior Division Executive Committee will review the nomination forms and vote for the recipient of each award.

Ed Owen Coach of the Year Award

With over 50 years of contributions to the NWBA, each year the Junior Division will honor Ed Owen by presenting the Ed Owen Coach of the Year Award to the coach who embodies the legacy of dedication to teaching and learning, leadership and vision of Ed Owen. This award is designed to honor a coach who embodies the teaching qualities and coaching spirit of the legendary Ed Owen and meets the criteria for the Ed Owen Coach of the Year Award.

In order to nominate a coach for this award, simply fill out the corresponding nomination form and return it to the Junior Division Executive Committee Secretary, David Elbert (elbert@jhu.edu) no later than Saturday, March 3rd

The Junior Division Executive Committee will review the nomination forms and vote for the recipient of each award.