CPSDA Association Awards

by Sarah Markey, January 14, 2015

CPSDA recognizes members annually at the awards banquet during the CPSDA Annual Conference.

Amy Freel, MS, RD was presented the 2016 Excellence Award at the 8th CPSDA Annual Conference.

CPSDA Trailblazer Award
Recognition of the visionary goals and groundbreaking innovation brought to the profession and to CPSDA
  • 2016: Amy Bragg, RD, LD, University of Alabama
  • 2015: Mary Ellen Bingham, MS, RD, CSSD, Miami Dolphins
  • 2014: Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS
  • 2013: James Harris III, MS, RD, CSCS, Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2012: Michelle Rockwell, MS, RD, Nutrition Counselor, Raleigh-Durham, NC
  • 2011: Rob Skinner, MS, RD, CSCS, Naval Special Warfare

CPSDA Service Award
Recognition of the invaluable contributions and outstanding service given to the profession and to CPSDA
  • 2016: Susan Kundrat, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • 2015: Amy Culp, RD, CSSD, LD, University of Texas
  • 2014: Caroline Mandel, MS, RD, University of Michigan
  • 2013: Jonathan Tanguay, MS, RD, LD, Texas A&M University
  • 2012: Allison Maurer, MS, RD, CSCS, University of Tennessee
  • 2011: Lindsey Remmers, MS, RD, University of Nebraska

CPSDA Excellence/Perseverance Award
Recognition of the highest quality of care to athletes and for extraordinary dedication to the profession and to CPSDA
  • 2016: Amy Freel, MS, RD, Indiana University
  • 2015: Beth Wolfgram, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, University of Utah
  • 2014: Victoria Rosenfeld, RD, LDN, Princeton University
  • 2013: Jennifer Ketterly, MS, RD, LD, University of Georgia
  • 2012: Joel Totoro, RD, University of Michigan
  • 2011: Jana Heitmeyer, M.Ed., MS, RD, LD, CSCS, SCCC, University of Missouri

Tom Osborne Award
Recognition of unyielding support for the value of sports nutrition and contributions made to the growth of CPSDA
  • 2016: Troy Flanagan, Milwaukee Bucs
  • 2015: Master Sargent Michael Ty Fischer, United States Army
  • 2014: Mark Verstegen, Founder/President, EXOS
  • 2013: Greg McGarity, Director of Athletics, University of Georgia
  • 2012: Mike Alden, Director of Athletics, University of Missouri

Graduate Scholarship Award
Exemplifying dedication and determination to become a sports dietitian and member of CPSDA
  • 2016: Stephanie Kolloff, Auburn University
  • 2015: Becky Lindberg, Virginia Tech State University
  • 2014: Elizabeth Miller, Florida State University
  • 2013: Laura Kunces, MS, RD, University of Connecticut
  • 2012: Lauren Kort, University of Georgia

Undergraduate Scholarship Award
Exemplifying dedication and determination to become a sports dietitian and member of CPSDA
  • 2016: Benjamin Verdow, Ohio State University
  • 2015: Christina Crowder, University of Arkansas
  • 2014: Robert “Bobby” Leonard, West Chester University
  • 2013: Sydney Snellman, Auburn University

Muscle Milk “Athlete of the Year” Award
Whose athletic accomplishments and academic achievements reflect dedication to sports nutrition
  • 2016: Amber Rolfzen, University of Nebraska; Alex Ellis, University of Tennessee
  • 2015: Becca Johnson, University of Missouri; Nate Orchard, University of Utah
  • 2014: Elise Walch, Florida State University ; Connor Barwin, Football
  • 2013: Katie Breathitt, Ole Miss; Adam Duvall, MLB Class AA
  • 2012: Jeff Demps, University of Florida

CPSDA Lifetime Member Award
2014: Keith Wheeler, PhD, Abbott Labs and EAS Academy