Honor Award


The ORSA Honor Award is presented annually to an Ohio recreational sports professional, “In recognition of their unselfish dedication, exceptional leadership and outstanding contributions to the promotion, growth, and development of the recreational sports profession.”


2017 Nomination Form

Download the application materials below:
2017 ORSA Honor Award Application

Nomination Packet should include:

  • Current resume or vita of nominee including number of years as an ORSA member
  • Letter of recommendation from nominator (ORSA professional member) including name, institution, email address, phone number, fax number, and number of years as an ORSA member
  • List of accomplishments that relate directly to the criteria listed in the above application document

Past Honor Award Recipients

Ohio Recreational Sports Association Honor Award Winners 

2015 Kendra Violet, University of Cincinnati
2013 Doug Curry, Miami University
2011 Joy Polkabla-Byers, Youngstown State University
2009 Sean Ries, Cleveland State University
2007 Dave DeAngelo, The Ohio State University
2005 Thad Long, Bowling Green State University
2004 Kim Schmidt, University of Cincinnati
2003 Award not presented
2002 Greg Jordan, Oakland University
2001 Greg Sferra, Slippery Rock University
2000 Pat Besner, University of Toledo
1999 Paul Milton, Kent State University
1998 Pat Kennedy, Case Western Reserve University
1997 Bills Sells, Ohio University
1996 Patti Holmes, Holmes Training and Dev.
1995 Sally Myers, Miami University
1994 Larry Spencer, University of Toledo
1993 Ken Kaiser, Ohio State University
1992 Dr. Tim Miller, Baldwin Wallace College
1991 Winona Vannoy, Kent State University
1990 Steve Kintigh, Texas Christian University