While USRowing maintains a strong and long tradition of rewarding excellence in rowing, 2011 marks the first time that the rowing community will be invited to participate by nominating and voting on their favorite athletes and coaches of the year through the inaugural USRowing "Fan's Choice" Awards.
Co-sponsored by row2k Media, USRowing “Fan’s Choice” Awards will be given to a “Rower of the Year” in the junior, collegiate, masters and national team categories and a “Coach of the Year” in the junior, collegiate and masters category.
View the finalists in each category: (Voting now closed)
-Junior Rower of the Year
-Collegiate Rower of the Year
-Masters Rower of the Year
-National Team Rower of the Year
-Junior Coach of the Year
-Collegiate Coach of the Year
-Masters Coach of the Year
The selection committee used following criteria to determine the finalists:
Rower of the Year: A male or female rower or coxswain who has achieved extraordinary success in 2011. Success may be defined as an outstanding performance, having a breakout year, perseverance in spite of difficult odds, consistent strong performance, outstanding service off the water, or a combination of the above or other worthy measures
Coach of the Year: A rowing coach who has achieved extraordinary success in 2011. Success may be defined as outstanding performance, having a breakout year, making a significant impact on an individual athlete or team performance, perseverance in spite of difficult odds, consistent strong performance, or a combination of the above or other worthy measures.
Voting closes midnight ET- Friday October 28. Winners will be announced in November and recognized at the Golden Oars Awards Dinner on November 30 at the New York Athletic Club-www.usrowing.org/Events/GoldenOarsDinner.aspx
USRowing and row2k Media would like to thank all the members of the rowing community for nominating such a large number of outstanding athletes and coaches for consideration for these Awards. We were pleased to have such an excellent response to our call for nominations to recognize excellence across all categories.
Good luck to all the finalists!