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Athlete of the Year

Coach of the Year

Easton Award

The Easton Award, named in honor of former FITA President James Easton, awards the top male and female Compound Division archers. All archers shooting at the FITA ranges in the Outdoor are eligible.

The Easton Award is presented to those archers who have scored highest in the disciplines of indoor and outdoor target archery and field archery at their respective national championships.

George Helwig Award

Click here to learn more about this prestigious award, given in connection with the Junior Olympic Archery Development program.

Shenk Award

The Shenk Award is presented at the end of the National Target Championships. Established in 1980 by in honor of the former NAA President Clayton Shenk, it is presented to the male and female archer in the Olympic Bow Division with the highest cumulative scores in the U.S. Indoor, Field and Target Championships for that year.

The Shenk Award is presented to those archers who have scored highest in the disciplines of indoor and outdoor target archery and field archery at their respective national championships.

Thompson Award

This award was founded in 1939 to honor the NAA's first President, J. Maurice Thompson. It is given to those who have rendered outstanding and meritorious service to archery without expectation of award. It is one of the most cherished honors the NAA confers.

  • 1939: Paul Klopsted
  • 1940: Louis Smith
  • 1941: Korekoyo Duryee
  • 1942: Henry Cummings
  • 1943: Karl Palmatier
  • 1944: John Yount
  • 1945: Harold Titcomb
  • 1947: W. Burton Westcott
  • 1948: Robert Elmer
  • 1949: Roy Case
  • 1950: Clarence Hickman
  • 1953: Ray and Bea Hodgson
  • 1957: Paul Crouch
  • 1959: Clayton Shenk
  • 1963: Howard Hill
  • 1966: Wade Kirkwood
  • 1968: Carry Brownell
  • 1972: Doug Easton
  • 1977: Earl Hoyt Jr. and Fred Bear
  • 1980: George Helwig
  • 1981: Margaret Klann
  • 1984: Ann Hoyt
  • 1987: Jim Easton and Peter Ueberroth
  • 1989: Robert Rhode
  • 1991: Karl Radde
  • 1993: Harry Drake
  • 1996: Myrtle K. and Edward Miller
  • 2003: Bud Fowkes and Tom Green
  • 2006: Bud Simon
  • 2012: Bob Ryder

NAA JOAD Award

Established in 1985 to recognize those instrumental in the promotion of the JOAD Program.

  • 1986: George Helwig
  • 1987: Ann Clark
  • 1988: Mildred and Charles Pierson
  • 1989: Clayton Shenk
  • 1991: Deborah Blum
  • 1993: Ann Weber Hoyt 
  • 1995: Earl Meyers
  • 1998: Lawrence Bud Simon
  • 1999: Don Branson and Christine McCartney

The Margaret Klann Coach of the Year Award

Margaret Klann was the coach at Arizona State Univesrity from 1963 to 1976. The NAA established the Collegiate Division through the leadership of Coach Klann in 1972. In 1966, she founded the United States Intercollegiate Archery Championships (USIAC) that continue to this day, as well as starting the Collegiate All-American Team. Coach Klann died in September 2000, and was called by many, ‘The Mother of Collegiate Archery'. There two excellent articles about Margaret at the ASU website entitled, "First USIAC 1967″ and "Margaret Klann Selected Head Coach"An award is presented each year in her name to the collegiate archery coach of the year. The award is voted on and presented at each year's USIAC.

Recipients of the Margaret Klann Award

  • 1975: Margaret L. Klann, Arizona State University
  • 1976: Lorraine Paszczola, San Bernardino Valley College
  • 1977: MaryAnne Schumm, East Stroudsburg State College
  • 1978: Betsy Enger, Mt. San Antonio College
  • 1979: Mildred Ayers, Palomar College
  • 1980: Helen Bolnick, Atlantic Cape Community College
  • 1981: Margaret Horn, James Madison University
  • 1982: Marge Callahan, California State University, Los Angeles
  • 1983: Sheri Rhodes, Arizona State University
  • 1984: Sally Caskey, Case-Western Reserve University
  • 1985: Dr. Jack Pate, Pima Community College
  • 1986: Joslyn Brown, Phoenix Community College
  • 1987: Marion Rhodes, Glendale Community College
  • 1988: Julia Bowers, Millersville State University
  • 1989: Frank Thomas, Texas A&M University
  • 1990: Al Lizzio, Columbia University
  • 1991: Karen Cearly, University of Texas, Austin
  • 1992: Foster Gorman, Navajo Community College
  • 1993: Bruce Affrunti, Atlantic Cape Community College
  • 1994: Irene Collier, Jenkins University of Texas, Austin
  • 1995: Bob Ryder, James Madison University
  • 1996: Norm Gram, Michigan State University
  • 1997: Kathy Eissinger and Frank Thomas, Texas A&M University
  • 1998: Helen Bolnick, Atlantic Cape Community College
  • 1999: No award was given
  • 2000 tie: Glen Harris, Shoreline Community College
  • 2000 tie: Stan Pennypacker, Penn State University
  • 2001: Tom Parrish, University of Texas, Austin
  • 2002 tie: Kathy Eissinger, Texas A&M
  • 2002 tie: Glen Harris, Shoreline Community
  • 2003: Frank Thomas, Texas A&M University
  • 2004: Robert Ryder, James Madison University
  • 2005: Pat Madison, Georgia College and State University
  • 2006: Helen Bolnick, Atlantic Cape Community College
  • 2007: Robert Ryder, James Madison University
  • 2008: Helen Bolnick, Atlantic Cape Community College