USA Triathlon Womens Committee Seeks Nominations for Spirit of Judy Flannery Award

By USA Triathlon Women's Committee | July 25, 2017, 11:47 a.m. (ET)

The USA Triathlon Women’s Committee is seeking nominations for the Spirit of Judy Flannery Award, which was established in 1997 in honor of Judy Flannery. Flannery, a Grand Masters multisport athlete, served as the first Women's Commission chair and was killed in a bike accident.

The Women’s Committee re-introduced this award last year in honor of her memory and to support talented female triathletes who have contributed meaningfully to our sport. Past winners include: Clarinda Brueck, Celeste Callahan, Dottie Dorian, Sue Falsey, Melissa Merson, Kate Knight-Perry and Cherie Gruenfeld.

Nominees should best represent those special qualities of Judy Flannery, among them: 

  • Excellence in multisport
  • High moral character
  • Demonstration of "giving back" to the sport
  • Current female member in good standing of USA Triathlon, a preference will be noted for nominees in the Masters or Grand Masters division.

Please include in your nomination:

  • Name of Nominator
  • Address of Nominator (Street, City, State, Zip)
  • Daytime Phone and Email Address of Nominator
  • Name of Nominee
  • Address of Nominee (Street, City, State, Zip)
  • Daytime Phone and Email Address of Nominee
  • Current Age Group Category of Nominee

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 Lana Fountain, USAT Women's Committee Chair at triunifyhouston@gmail.com. Deadline for nominations is Aug. 31, 2017.

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. Find us on Facebook.