EVANSTON, Illinois, April 19. THE College Swimming Coaches Association of America has announced this year's award recipients to be honored at the CSCAA Convention May 17-19 in San Antonio, Texas. Swimming World is proud to be among those to be honored next month as CEO Brent Rutemiller and writer Michael J. Stott are this year's Ben Franklin award winners.
The Steadman Award
2011-12 Recipient- George Kennedy, Johns Hopkins University
This Steadman Award is presented annually to a swimming or diving coach in high school, club, or university ranks who, in the opinion of the CSCAA, has done the most to spread happiness in Coach Richard Steadman's beloved sport of swimming and diving.
The National Collegiate and Scholastic Swimming Trophy
2011-12 Recipient- Ron Ballatore, UCLA and Univ. of Florida
The National Collegiate and Scholastic Swimming Trophy, is the highest award of its kind in the United States. The Award is permanently housed at the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is presented to an individual or organization for having contributed in an outstanding way to swimming as a competitive sport and as a healthful recreational activity at schools and colleges
Speedo Lifetime Achievement Award
2011-12 Recipient- Jim Steen, Kenyon College
The Speedo CSCAA Lifetime Achievement Award is conferred upon the individual whose efforts best exemplify the integrity and ideals of collegiate swimming and who has achieved significant success in the sport while imparting the educational and character-building qualities of the collegiate swimming experience.
Ben Franklin Award-
2011-12 Recipient- “Swimming World” – Brent Rutemiller, editor and Michael Stott, writer.
The Ben Franklin Award is awarded to the individual, or organization, whose efforts best promote the integrity and enhancement of the student-athlete ideal.