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Callahan Award

History

Founded in 1996 by Charles Kerr, the Callahan Award is named for Henry Callahan, an ultimate player and one of the sport’s original organizers.

The award is presented annually to the most valuable players in college ultimate. Award nominees display superior skill and athleticism, but also demonstrate outstanding sportsmanship, leadership and dedication to ultimate.

Past Winners

Year
Men's Division
Women's Division

2019

Matt Gouchoe-Hanas

University of North Carolina

Jack Verzuh

Dartmouth College

2018

Gabe Hernandez

Stanford University

Jackelyne Nguyen

University of California

2017

John Stubbs

Harvard University

Angela Zhu

Dartmouth College

2016

Trent Dillon

University of Pittsburgh

Marisa Rafter

University of California

2015

Jonathan Nethercutt

University of North Carolina

Alika Johnston

University of Virginia

2014

Jimmy Mickle

University of Colorado

Cassie Swafford

Ohio State University

2013

Dylan Freechild

University of Oregon

Claire Chastain

University of North Carolina-Wilmington

2012

Nick Lance

Georgia Tech

Paula Seville

University of Michigan

2011

George Stubbs

Harvard University

Leila Tunnell

University of North Carolina

2010

Eli Friedman

University of Oregon

Shannon O'Malley

University of Washington

2009

Will Neff

University of Michigan

Georgia Bosscher

University of Wisconsin

2008

Joseph Kershner

University of Arizona

Courtney Kiesow

University of Wisconsin

2007

Dan Heijmen

University of Wisconsin

Anna Nazarov

UCLA

2006

Tim Gehret

University of Florida

Alex Snyder

University of Colorado

2005

Josh Ziperstein

Brown University

Cara Crouch

University of Texas

2004

Josh Ackley

University of Colorado

Miranda Roth

Carleton College

2003

Ben Wiggins

University of Oregon

Chelsea Dengler

University of Oregon

2002

Mike Zalisk

Tufts University

Pauline Lauterbach

Brown University

2001

Alex Nord

Carleton College

Lindsay Goldsmith

Swarthmore College

2000

Justin Safdie

Brown University

Johanna Neumann

Tufts University

1999

Fortunat Mueller

Brown University

Jody Dozono

University of Oregon

1998

Brian Harriford

Louisiana State University

AJ Johnson

Stanford University

1997

Jim Schoettler

Stanford University

Dominique Fontenette

Stanford University

1996

Keith Monohan

Oregon State University

Val Kelly

University of Pennsylvania