Swimming

ISOA Annual Awards

 

The ISOA Official's Award program was developed in 2003 to recognize ISOA members who have shown particular proficiency in the vocation of swim officiating. Three (3) awards were developed -- Rookie of the Year, Most Improved, and Official of the Year. A brief description of the awards and the criteria for selection is given below.

 

Rookie of the Year A "rookie" is defined as an official who is in his/her first 3 years as an IHSA official. This official should display a solid understanding of both rules and mechanics, and be willing and able to seek and implement feedback on his/her performance.
 
Most Improved Official This official should be one whose performance has shown marked improvement form year-to-year. This award does not mean that one was a poor official at any time, it is meant to recognize steady growth and improvement -- something we're all capable of doing.
 
Official of the Year This award is given to an individual who serves as a role model for other officials to emulate. This should be one who has mastered both rule knowledge and mechanics, and can serve as a mentor to newer officials. This person should also have demonstrated service to the sport and/or ISOA and one who is viewed as a leader among their peers.

 

 

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History Of ISOA Award Recipients
Rookie Of The Year
2003
Glenn Gabriel
2016
Bob Berg
2004
Paul Shane
2017
Michael Fosco
2005
Gary Silkaitis
2018
 
2006
Kim Ramsey
2019
 
2007
Richard Raske
2020
 
2008
Nancy Carpenter
2021
 
2009
Kathy McWhorter
2022
 
2010
Steve Fedota
2023
 
2011
Fred Gafrick
2024
 
2012
Nancy Wener
2025
 
2013
Blake Mock
2026
 
2014
Kaitlin Reis
2027
 
2015
Todd Gray
2028
 

 

Most Improved Official
2003
Jackie Partipilo
2016
Wendy Wozniak
2004
Chuck Ytzen
2017
Dave Champa
2005
Ken Beaman
2018
 
2006
Tom Strunk
2019
 
2007
Emil Barbato
2020
 
2008
Pamela Ahern
2021
 
2009
Christy Vehe
2022
 
2010
Mark Markwell
2023
 
2011
Mike Mitchell
2024
 
2012
Lou Gantz
2025
 
2013
Kathy McWhorter
2026
 
2014
Fred Gafrick
2027
 
2015
Doug Surch
2028
 

 

Official Of The Year
2003
Bob Richter
2016
Ron McGraw
2004
Joe Plack
2017
Bob Richter
2005
Dick Wildey
2018
 
2006
Mark A. Anderson
2019
 
2007
Kevin Moss
2020
 
2008
Nancy Myer
2021
 
2009
Phil Dawkins
2022
 
2010
Glenn Clayton
2023
 
2011
Ken Beaman
2024
 
2012
A.C. Buehler
2025
 
2013
Jeff Plack
2026
 
2014
Janice Plack
2027
 
2015
Mark Markwell
2028