Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 10, 2019) – Nominations for the 2019 Callahan Award are now being accepted. All college teams, as well as USA Ultimate regional coordinators, are eligible to nominate one player. Nominees must be submitted by Tuesday, April 30, for the player to be considered.
The Callahan Award was founded by Charles Kerr in 1996 and is named in honor of Henry Callahan, one of the sport’s early players and organizers. Each year, the Callahan is awarded to the most valuable players in college ultimate. Award nominees display superior skill and athleticism, but the award goes a step further than that.
In addition to their on-field success, winners of the Callahan Award also demonstrate outstanding sportsmanship, leadership and dedication to ultimate – personifying Spirit of the Game. Players are nominated by their teams or by their regional coordinators, and the award is voted on by current college players, meaning Callahan Award winners have also earned the respect of their peers.
Voting will be open from Wednesday, May 1, through Wednesday, May 15. All current college players are eligible to vote, using their USA Ultimate member accounts.
More information about the Callahan Award, including rules and nomination and voting details, is available at callahanaward.com.
Winners will be announced at the 2019 USA Ultimate College Championships in Round Rock, Texas, over Memorial Day weekend.
Nominations are also open for the Donovan Award and All-Freshman Teams. All nominations close Tuesday, April 30.