F I V B  FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE VOLLEYBALL
PRESS RELEASE 22.05.2003

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USA Volleyball’s 2003 Award Winners announced at "the BOYCE"

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 Gary Colberg 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 Lynne McDonald 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 Darryl Bender Nancy S. Sharpless Scorekeeper Emeritus Award Kim Williams 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.


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