Inspiration Award

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Email nomination form and supporting materials to Judy Sweet, Chair of the Collegiate Women Sports Awards Inspiration Award Committee at jsweetcwsa@gmail.com

Deadline is April 17, 2017. Please include your nominee's name and school in the email subject.

ONLINE NOMINATION FORM SUBMISSION*

*MANDATORY! If the adversity was medical in nature (injury, illness, or disease), a letter from the institution’s sports medicine director or physician is required. Once online form is submitted, please email all supporting materials (medical letters, nominee letters, etc.) to Judy Sweet, Chair of the Collegiate Women Sports Awards Inspiration Award Committee at jsweetcwsa@gmail.com. Please include your nominee's name and school in the email subject.

Award Criteria:

  • A nominee must be, or must have been a woman student-athlete at a Division I, II, or III NCAA member institution and must be, or must have been, a member of an NCAA-sponsored varsity intercollegiate team during the current academic year.
  • A nominee must have experienced serious physical and/or emotional adversity, injury and/or illness or experienced extraordinary personal sacrifice at the earliest during her senior year in high school or summer  before college with a recovery during  her collegiate  years or anytime throughout her college career as a student-athlete
  • A nominee must have participated in intercollegiate competition during the current academic year and earned individual honors and/or distinction for her outstanding intercollegiate athletic success.  However, when nominee is a spring sport athlete and performance accomplishments not yet determined by nomination deadline, she can be nominated in the following year.
  • If the adversity was medical in nature (injury, illness, or disease), a letter from the institution’s sports medicine director or physician is required.
  • Institutions are limited to one nomination per academic year, and the institution’s Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator must have approved and signed the nomination.

Nomination Protocol:

  • Below please fully describe the extraordinary personal sacrifice, and/or physical and/or emotional adversity, injury and/or illness experienced by the student-athlete that interrupted her intercollegiate competition.
  • Describe how she managed the adversity, was an inspiration to others, exemplified leadership, etc.
  • Describe the athletic honors or distinctions earned after she returned to competition.
  • Although not required, a personal statement from the nominee is strongly encouraged. (Please forward this to jsweetcwsa@gmail.com )

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING A NOMINATION: APRIL 17, 2017

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