May 22, 2003, MINNEAPOLIS - USA Volleyball honored its 2003 award winners and its 75th Anniversary All-Era Teams on Thursday night at the Dorothy C. Boyce Annual Awards and Recognitions Banquet, hosted by Molten at the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel.
The All-Era Teams represent five different and distinct eras in the history of the organization. The teams - three men’s (1928-1952; 1953-1977; 1978-2003) and two women’s (1949-1977; 1978-2003) - are comprised of 12 players and three-to-four coaches from that era and were chosen by five separately appointed Selection Committees.
Included in this select list are 29 members of the Volleyball Hall of Fame, world champions, national champions, countless Olympians and Olympic medallists of every hue - gold, silver and bronze.
More detailed information about each award and the 2003 recipients can be found on the USA Volleyball website at http://www.usavolleyball.org.
The 2003 Award Winners:
Dr. harold t friermood “FRIER” Award
Recognizes individuals who have made longtime significant contributions to volleyball
Merton H. Kennedy/Elmer L. Johnson Heritage Award
Recognizes individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to the planning, collection, storage, retrieval and management of volleyball archives.
Volleyball Hall of Fame
George J. Fisher Leader In Volleyball Award
Marcia L. Alterman
David M. Lockwood
E.C. (Chip) Reiley
Kevin J. Twohig
Paula J. Weishoff
Karen M. Johnson Human Resources Award
Presented to an individual in the area of Member Relations and Human Resources.
Charles and Joan Stemm
Dr. Neville A. “Doc” Booth Commissioners Award
Recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to volleyball and USA Volleyball through the office of the regional commissioner.
Dave Spencer, Great Plains Region
WILBUR H. PECK REFEREE EMERITUS AWARD
Nancy S. Sharpless Scorekeeper Emeritus Award
E. DOUGLAS BOYDEN MEDIA RECOGNITION AWARD
Recognizes and thanks individuals who have supported volleyball on a continuing basis.
Pam Schmid, Minneapolis Star Tribune
VIGGO O. NELSON MEMBER ORGANIZATION COMMUNICATION AWARDS
Recognizes organizations that have achieved excellence in volleyball publications and encourages others to develop quality publications.
COLLEGIATE MEDIA GUIDES
1A – Wake Forest University
2A – Tennessee Tech University
3A – Texas Tech University
4A – Texas A&M University
USA VOLLEYBALL REGIONAL PUBLICATIONS
Website – Gateway Region
Handbook – Northern California Region
Newsletter- Chesapeake Region
The following awards will be announced at a later date:
EDWARD P. LAUTEN SCOREKEEPER’S AWARD (Friday, May 23)
GOLDEN WHISTLE AWARD (Friday, May 23)
SILVER WHISTLE AWARD (Tuesday, May 27)
The 2003 Junior Olympic Volleyball Award for Outstanding Male Coach, Outstanding Female Coach, Outstanding Program Director, Outstanding Service and Outstanding Parent Service will be presented at the various Junior Olympic Championships events during the summer.