HALL OF FAME

2002 - MARY LOW ACUFF, EARL ACUFF, KEVIN ARMBRECHT, MIKE DIMOFF, MILDRED GWINN, JANET MYERS, ED REMEN, PAUL SAPERSTEIN

2003 - JIM DALY, GARL WILES

2004 - SONNY HARMON

2005 - STEVE DAYVAULT

2007 - JAN R. STELMA

2013 - LYNN STEPHENS

2015 - BRUCE BRYANT

2016 - ALAN SHEPPARD


ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

2002 - EDDIE ALBERTY, DEBRA BRYANT

2003 - SHARON WILKS, MITCH WILLIAMS

2004 - MITCH WILLIAMS, DEE STRIBLING

2005 - DEBRA BRYANT, MITCH WILLIAMS

2006 - MIKE YOUNG, HOLLY REMEN

2007 - BRENT WALTERS, DEBRA BRYANT

2008 - STEPHANIE WINFREY, AUSTIN BABB

2009 - DEBRA BRYANT, BRENT WALTERS

2011 -  JASON BLEDSOE, DEBRA BRYANT

2012 - JOY MATTOCKS, JONATHAN JUSTICE

2013 - DENNIS MYERS, TRICIA BROWN

2014 - MARY KOVACS, JORDAN MATTHEWS

2015 - BRENT WALTERS, MARY KIRCHOFF

2016 - DEBRA BRYANT, BRENT WALTERS

2017 - BRENT WALTERS, DEBRA BRYANT


SPORTSMANSHIP

2002 - MIKE BOURGEOIS, MEENA EVANS

2003 - ESPERANZA "BOBBI" OATES, BOBBY THORE

2004 - CLAUDE WIGGINS, CECILY SAMUELS

2005 - CHRISTINE NEILL, MIKE YOUNG

2006 - ERIC NEW, MIRIAM GREENE

2007 - HEATHER BRADY, DAVE HIBBARD

2008 - PAUL WELLS, JENNIFER COOK

2009 - SHANE FORREST, DANIELLE HULETT

2011 - TERI KING, HENRY PRINZ

2012 - DONALD THOMPSON JR., CHERIE RAGER

2013 - MARY KIRCHOFF, DANA MERRILL

2014 - JUSTIN CAMPBELL, CLAUDIA SCHRUHL

2015 - MARY KOVACS, DAN MINOR

2016 - MARK PARKER, STACI CATO

2017 - TRICIA BROWN, GERARD CAMARGO


JAN R. STELMA
CONTRIBUTOR
AWARD

2002 - JAN R. STELMA

2003 - BRUCE BRYANT

2005 - BOBBY THORE

                                             2006 - CHARLES HAUSER

                                             2007 - LYNN STEPHENS

                                             2008 - ANDREAS WINSTON

                                             2009 - RON FORSTER

                                             2011 - ERIC NEW

                                             2012 - MIKE BOURGEOIS

                                             2013 - JOHN KING

                                             2014 - ERIC NEW

                                             2015 - MARIA SWEDEEN

                                             2016 - DAN MINOR

                                             2017 -CHERRIE RAGER, OLIVER FORD


JUNIOR OF THE YEAR

2004 - RAY WHITE

                                             2005 - TYLER STONE

                                             2006 - JONATHAN JUSTICE

                                             2007 - RYAN INGRAM

                                             2008 - JORDAN MATTHEWS

                                             2009 - JACOB MATTHEWS

                                             2011 - JACOB MATTHEWS

                                             2012 - NOAH GOROSKI

                                             2013 - JACOB MATTHEWS

                                             2014 - NOAH LITTLE

                                             2016 - ELENA DENT

                                             2017 - JONATHAN BOYKIN

 


CRITERIA FOR STATE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Nominations for Male and Female NCRA Athlete of the Year award should be an individual who demonstrates great athleticism on the court, generally does well in tournaments of a high level, and exhibits the qualities of an elite athlete.

Nominations for Male and Female NCRA Sportsmanship Award should be an individual who exhibits exemplary sportsmanship qualities. Court demeanor and willingness to further the sport through leadership in playing should be considered.

Nominations for the NCRA Jan R. Stelma Contributor Award should be an individual who has contributed to the sport of racquetball in our State. It should not necessarily be given to the best player, or someone who plays in a lot of tournaments. It should be awarded to the individual who helps promote our sport, truly loves our sport, and helps further the sport in North Carolina.

Nominations for the NCRA Junior of the Year Award should be an individual 18 years or younger that plays competitive racquetball either at the tournament level or the club level, displays a good attitude on and off the court, works hard to develop his/her racquetball game, is in good academic standing and free of any legal issues, and is interested in helping others further their game, either through working with a juniors program, assisting beginning players, or helping a player one on one develop their game. They should receive an endorsement from a mentor, coach, or player who has worked directly with them. 

All of the nominations for these awards should come from the general membership and the NCRA Board of Directors. Nominations must be in writing and can be mailed or emailed to the NCRA office or given to any NCRA Board member. All decisions as to who receives the awards each year will be made by the Board in a majority vote.

Hall of Fame Criteria

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of the Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in many areas of the sport. Those areas include, but are not limited to, playing ability, sportsmanship, leadership, growth and development in North Carolina. The award is based upon at least 10 years of consistent excellence in one or more of these areas.

CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION:

1. Age Requirement: The minimum age for induction will be 35 years as of date of induction.

2. A maximum of two individuals may be inducted in a calendar year.

3. The person must have been involved in racquetball on a State, Regional or National level for a minimum of ten (10) years from the time they either became an AARA, USRA or NCRA member. The person must have maintained their membership during the entire ten (10) years terms. In the case of Special circumstances (death, career-ending injury or illness), a person may still be eligible for nomination even though the ten (10) year rule has not been met. Individual qualifications may only be waived by unanimous consent of the voting Board.

4. Playing accomplishments and sportsmanship at the State, Regional and National levels.

5. Teaching, coaching or innovations.

6. Growth, development and or promotion of the game.

7. Administration/management, working for the good of the game of racquetball.

PROCEDURES FOR NOMINATION:

1. Any current NCRA member may nominate a player via email or in writing

2. The person nominating an individual is required to submit all appropriate documentation.  This documentation may include but is not limited to: a resume to include detailed information on the nominee’s career and background; any news/magazine articles; testimonials; pictures etc.

3. A candidate nominated but rejected for three consecutive years may not be nominated again for a minimum of three years.


PLEASE USE THE FORM BELOW TO SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION BY ENTERING THE PERSON'S NAME, THE AWARD YOU ARE NOMINATING THEM FOR, AND A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF WHY YOU THINK THEY SHOULD RECEIVE THIS AWARD.

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