UTM Athletic Awards Descriptions

NOMINATED AWARDS

Alice H. Pearson Award - Tri-Campus & Intramural Athletes of the Year (2 recipients)
Presented to the male and female athletes that have participated and contributed significantly to Tri-Campus Sport and UTM Intramural Programs. Award looks for students in their graduating year who have participated on both or either the UTM Intramural and/or UTM Tri-Campus teams.

Referees of the Year (2 recipients)
Presented to the referees who have shown outstanding leadership, consistency, impartiality and strong commitment to UTM’s Fair Play Code while officiating in UTM Intramurals.

UTM Student Leadership Award (2 recipients)
Presented to the male and female student who has demonstrated superior leadership skills both on and off the playing surface through their involvement in and positive impact on the UTM sport and athletic programs.

UTM Fair Play Award (2 recipients)
Presented to the male and female student who has best embodied and exemplified the Department’s Fair Play Code while participating and/or assisting in the UTM sport and athletic programs.

Tri-Campus Coach of the Year (1 recipient)
Presented to the UTM Tri-Campus coach who shows dedication and commitment to their team, as well as inspires and shares knowledge of sport with others. The award recognizes the importance of leadership, performance, and the value of human insight which are integral to great coaching.

Varsity Coach of the Year (1 recipient)
Presented to the UTM Varsity coach who shows dedication and commitment to their team, as well as inspires and shares knowledge of sport with others. The award recognizes the importance of leadership, performance, and the value of human insight which are integral to great coaching.

Cynthia E. Haddow Memorial Award (1 recipient)
Presented to the female student who best exemplifies leadership, enthusiasm, and strong commitment to her Tri-Campus team. She strives for self-improvement and demonstrates true sportsmanship.

Rookies of the Year (2 recipients)
Presented to the male and female varsity athlete who is in their first year of undergraduate study at UTM and who has made significant contributions to their respective varsity team, both on and off the playing surfaces in their Rookie year. Coaches or teammates can nominate athletes from their respective teams.

Varsity Athletes of the Year (2 recipients) *new*
Presented to the top performing male and female Varsity student-athlete based on their athletic achievements, both individually and to their respective team. Athletes do not have to be in their graduating year.

James J. Rae Award – Female Athlete of the Year (1 recipient)
Presented to the graduating female student who has contributed significantly to multiple UTM sport and athletics programs. The award acknowledges the student's contributions to sport and athletics not only as an athlete, but also through leadership roles as an official, athletic council rep, league commissioner, etc.

J. Tuzo Wilson Award – Male Athlete of the Year (1 recipient)
Presented to the graduating male student who has contributed significantly to multiple UTM sport and athletics programs. The award acknowledges the student's contributions to sport and athletics not only as an athlete, but also through leadership roles as an official, athletic council rep, league commissioner, etc.

UTM Intramural Team of the Year (1 team) *new*
Presented to the UTM Intramural team, either from the Fall or Winter term, who won their league and did not default or forfeit any game. The team is adjudged in qualities of leadership, fair play, and sportsmanship.

NON-NOMINATED AWARDS

Academic Excellence Award (2 recipients)
Presented to the male and female Varsity athlete in their graduating year with the highest CGPA.

Tri-Campus, Varsity, and Olympic Weightlifting Team MVP
Presented to the athlete who exemplifies true dedication to their team, putting their teammates and coaches first, while demonstrating qualities of leadership and sportsmanship. The student does not need to be graduating to be eligible for this award. Coaches select recipients.

The Golden Eagle Award *new*
Presented to UTM student-athletes who have amassed 50 or more points during one academic year of play in Tri-Campus, UTM Intramurals, and/or Extramural leagues and tournaments. The award recognizes students each year who have participated in multiple Intramural programs, truly embodying the spirit of what it means to be an ‘UTM Eagle.’

Points awarded based on the following Point System:

UTM Intramurals

Tri-Campus

Extramurals

+1 point per league game played

+1 point per league game played

+5 points per tournament played

+2 points per playoff game played

+2 points per playoff game played

 

+3 points per Intramural Tournament/  All-Star Game played

+3 points per Tri-Campus tournament played