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USA Triathlon Women's Committee Seeks Nominations for Spirit of Judy Flannery Award

By USA Triathlon Womens Committee | June 16, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)

The USA Triathlon Women’s Committee is currently seeking nominations for the Spirit of Judy Flannery Award that was established in 1997 in honor of Judy Flannery, a Grand Masters multisport athlete, who served as the first Women's Commission chair and was killed in a bike accident. The Women’s Committee is proud to reintroduce this award after a hiatus in honor of her memory and to support talented women triathletes who have contributed meaningfully to our sport. 

Past winners include: Clarinda Brueck, Celeste Callahan, Dottie Dorian, Sue Falsey, Melissa Merson, and Kate Knight-Perry.

The Spirit of Judy Flannery Award will be presented at a special reception hosted by the Women’s Committee before the Athlete of the Year Dinner on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the USA Triathlon National Age Group Championships held in Milwaukee, Wis.

Nominees should best represent those special qualities of Judy Flannery. Among those include: 1) excellence in multi-sport; 2) high moral character; 3) demonstration of "giving back" to the sport; 4) current female member in good standing of USA Triathlon, a preference will be noted for nominees in the Masters or Grand Masters division.  Past award winners are not eligible. 

To nominate a deserving female triathlete, submit a letter of recommendation that addresses each of the criteria listed above to Tara Comer, USAT Women's Committee Chair at Deadline for nominations is Monday, July 7, 2014 and the winner will be notified by July 10, 2014.

Please include the additional information:
Nominated by:
Address (Street, City, State, Zip):
Daytime Phone:
Email Address:
Name of Nominee:
Address of Nominee (Street, City, State, Zip):
Daytime Phone:
Email Address:
Current Age Group Category of Nominee:
Can the nominee attend the Awards ceremony:

About the USA Triathlon Women’s Committee
The USA Triathlon Women’s Committee is focused on creating a resource for female athletes of all levels and socioeconomic backgrounds by mentoring professional growth for women in the sport of triathlon. The Women’s Committee is concentrating on the quality of training as well as opportunities available for women in positions of authority and decision-making within associations that govern the sport. The WC is a national committee of women from all over the U.S. with a variety of professions and diverse levels of participation in triathlon.

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