Awards

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Each year, MIRSA recognizes both professional and student members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the association and to recreational sports in the state of Michigan.

  • Dr. Tom R. Jones - MIRSA Outstanding Member Award
  • Dr. Michael J. Stevenson - MIRSA Outstanding Service Award
  • Robert W. England - MIRSA Outstanding Student Award


Dr. Tom R. Jones - MIRSA Outstanding Member

This award is presented to the MIRSA member who demonstrates outstanding leadership and service in the MIRSA and to recreational sports in the state of Michigan. The award is named in honor of Dr. Tom R. Jones, long-time Director of Campus Recreation at Central Michigan University, for his contributions and service to the field of recreational sports during his career.

Previous Award Recipients

  • 2001: Amy Seth, Western Michigan University
  • 2002: Jan Wells, University of Michigan
  • 2003: Don Stabenow, Central Michigan University
  • 2004: Robert Fox, University of Michigan
  • 2005: Bob Youngs, Deerfield Corrections Facility
  • 2006: Stan L. Shingles, Central Michigan University
  • 2007: Bob England, Eastern Michigan University
  • 2008: Leroy Hackley, Grand Valley State University
  • 2009: Greg Jordan, Oakland University
  • 2010: Jen Beck Nottingham, Central Michigan University
  • 2011: Chris Voss, Western Michigan University
  • 2012: Nicole Green-Valentine, University of Michigan
  • 2013: Demond Pryor, Central Michigan University
  • 2014: Christy Nolan, Wayne State University
  • 2015: Scott Trudeau, Lawrence Tech University
  • 2016: Scott George, Central Michigan University
  • 2017: Marie VanBuskirk, Oakland University
  • 2019: Ross Winter, Michigan State University

Dr. Michael J. Stevenson - MIRSA Outstanding Service

This award is presented annually to a MIRSA member who demonstrates outstanding service and has made a significant contribution to the MIRSA and to recreational sports in the state of Michigan during the past year. The award is named in honor of Dr. Michael J. Stevenson, long-time Director of Recreational Sports at the University of Michigan, for exemplifying outstanding service to the field of recreational sports during his career.

Previous Award Recipients

  • 2001: Robert England, Eastern Michigan University
  • 2002: Bob Youngs, Deerfield Correctional Facility
  • 2003: Barb Figurski, Eastern Michigan University
  • 2004: Damon Brown, Central Michigan University
  • 2005: Greg Jordan, Oakland University
  • 2006: Andre Love, Oakland University
  • 2007: Laurie Braden, Central Michigan University
  • 2008: Andy Arnold, Western Michigan University
  • 2009: Jovita Scrogin, Wayne State University
  • 2010: Jackie Ray Moffett, Eastern Michigan University
  • 2011: John Rosick, Grand Valley State University
  • 2012: Laura Kennett, Grand Valley State University
  • 2013: Michelle Owens, Eastern Michigan University
  • 2014: Marie VanBuskirk, Oakland University
  • 2015: Darin Leigh, Western Michigan University
  • 2016: Chris Voss, Western Michigan University
  • 2017: Bill Singleton, Oakland University
  • 2018: Andy Boehnlein, University of Michigan
  • 2019: Kayla Cupples, Grand Valley State University

Robert W. England - MIRSA Outstanding Student

This award is presented annually to the student who demonstrates outstanding leadership and service in the MIRSA and to recreational sports in the state of Michigan. This student has shown dedication to pursuing a career in campus recreation and making a commitment to the MIRSA. The award is named in honor of Robert W. England, long-time Director of Recreation and Intramurals at Eastern Michigan University, for his support and advocacy for students.

Previous Award Recipients

  • 2010: David Dunomes, Wayne State University
  • 2011: Brandon Johnson, Western Michigan University
  • 2012: Jake Regal, Grand Valley State University
  • 2013: Amanda Alpert, Central Michigan University
  • 2014: Sarah DiStefano, Oakland University
  • 2015: Autumn Cleverly, Oakland University
  • 2016: Rahul Rajan, Eastern Michigan University
  • 2017: Justine Morneau, Western Michigan University
  • 2018: Brad Barlog, Central Michigan University
  • 2019: Amy Ramras, Central Michigan University