Scholarships & Awards recognize high achievement

CPSDA presents 'Trailblazer' Award
to James Harris, Philadelphia Eagles

Longtime University of Oregon and University
of Nebraska Sports RD James Harris III
received the CPSDA's "Trailblazer" Award
on May 22, 2013.

"Tom Osborne" Award goes to
Georgia AD Greg McGarity

The University of Georgia Director of Athletics
Greg McGarity's lifetime commitment to ensuring
proper nutrition for college athletes earned him the
CPSDA's distinguished "Tom Osborne" Award for 2013.

Eight national recognition awards (listed below) were presented on May 22, 2013 by the CPSDA at the 5-year-old organization's Awards Banquet, including the second"Tom Osborne Award" presented to Greg McGarity (right), Director of Athletics at the University of Georgia.  Dr. Osborne (left), the 3-time NCAA championship head football coach at the University of Nebraska who retired from his position as Director of Athletics, is widely recognized by Sports RDs for making "Performance Nutrition" an essential and fully functioning component of the Cornhuskers' athletic department in the 1980s.

Nomination forms for the 2014 awards, which have a February 10, 2014 deadline, can be found by holding your cursor over the "Scholarships and Awards" tab on this page.

CPSDA Trailblazer Award

2013:  James Harris III, MS, RD, CSCS, Philadelphia Eagles

(Click here to download news release)


2012:  Michelle Rockwell, MS, RD, CSSD, Nutrition Counselor, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

2011:  Rob Skinner, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, Naval Special Warfare

CPSDA Service Award

2013:  Jonathan Tanguay, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, Texas A & M

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2012:  Allison Maurer, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, University of Tennessee

2011:  Lindsey Remmers, MS, RD, CSSD, University of Nebraska

CPSDA Excellence/Perseverance Award

2013:  Jennifer Ketterly
, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, University of Georgia

(Click here to download news release)

2012:  J
oel Totoro, RD, University of Michigan

2011:  Jana Heitmeyer, M.Ed., MS, RD, LD, CSCS, SCCC, University of

Tom Osborne Award

  2013:  Greg McGarity, Director of Athletics, University of Georgia

   (Click here to download news release)

  2012:  Mike Alden, Director of Athletics, University of Missouri

EAS Academy Graduate Scholarship Award

2013: Laura Kunces, MS, RD, University of Connecticut
              (Click here to download news release)

2012:  Lauren Kort, University of Georgia

2013 recipient Laura Kunces receives the graduate scholarship award
from EAS Academy's Dr. Steve Hertzler and CPSDA's Caroline Mandel.

DuPont/Solae Undergraduate Scholarship Award

2013: Sydney Snellman, Auburn University
(Click here to download news release)

2013 recipient Sydney Snellman, who graduated in May from Auburn,
receives the DuPont/Solae undergraduate scholarship award from
DuPont's Mike Derrington, who also emcees the CPSDA awards program.

Muscle Milk "Athlete of the Year" Award

2013: Katie Breathitt, female award recipient, Ole Miss
              (Click here to download news release)

2013: Adam Duvall, male award recipeint, MLB Class AA Richmond Squirrels
              (Click here to download news release)

2012: Jeff Demps, University of Florida

Ole Miss RD Melinda Valliant, PhD, accepts the 2013 Muscle Milk "Female Athlete
of the Year" Award from Muscle Milk Marketing VP Chris Kildow on behalf of one
of her students, Katie Breathitt.  The Muscle Milk "Male Athlete of the
Year Award" went to Adam Duvall, a University of Louisville baseball player now
with the Richmond Flying Squirrels in the San Franisco Giants system.

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