ATOM presents a number of awards each year to individuals who have made a significant contribution to ATOM. A link to the ATOM Awards Nomination Form can be found below for any ATOM Member to submit an individual(s) for award consideration. The name and criteria for each award is presented below followed by a listing of the past recipients.
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1. Judy Hagman Award...
Criteria... The Judy Hagman Award is presented to a Woman Track and Field and/or Cross Country Official who has shown the following qualities to the sports Judy was devoted to:
A high level of concern for the individuals, coaches and athletes who are a part of the sport.
A betterment to Track and Field and/or Cross Country officiating and the goals of the sport.
Has had an influence on the development of fellow officials.
Has served as a role model by displaying personal qualities such as leadership, integrity and devotion to the sport.
Has always been willing to provide a smile and a congratulations to all individuals, especially the athletes, for a job well done.
2010-2011 Jill Baker-Cooley
2009-2010 Sue Heinzman
2008-2009 Jill Sandro
2007-2008 Jan Burch
2006-2007 Bertha Smiley
2005-2006 Mary Macomber
2004-2005 Debbie Hunt
2003-2004 Darlene Barber
2002-2003 Marilyn Morehead
2001-2002 Betty Robinson
2000-2001 Debbie McDonald
1999-2000 Kathy Scholar
1998-1999 Kathy Hutfilz and Geri Jackson
2. Bob Bloomer Award...
1. The recipient is a current member of ATOM.
2. Has shown a obvious devotion and dedication to track officiating and the betterment of track officiating for a significant period of time.
3. Has exhibited a great level of concern for the individuals who participate in the sport of track and field, both coaches and athletes.
4. Has displayed a high degree of skill as an official and has had a significant influence on the development of fellow officials.
5. Has shown a willingness to be consistently self-evaluative with constant emphasis on personal improvement as a track official.
6. Has served as a role model for other officials by displaying important personal qualities such as leadership, integrity and innovation.
2010-2011 George Kniola
2009-2010 Lyle Berry
2008-2009 Das Campbell
2007-2008 Lew Clingman
2006-2007 Jim Devoe
2005-2006 Jim Cleverley
2004-2005 Dale Kutchey
2003-2004 Bernie Abrams
2002-2003 Rudy Godefroidt
2001-2002 George Babcock
2000-2001 John Fundukian
1999-2000 Geri Jackson
1998-1999 Lou Miramonti
1997-1998 Jack Grant
1996-1997 Wayne McDonald and Al Owens
1995-1996 Kathy Hutfilz
1994-1995 Ken Myllyla
1993-1994 Blake Hagman
1992-1993 Norb Bader
1991-1992 Bruce Jacob
1990-1991 Art Jevert, Kermit Ambrose and Bob Bloomer
3. Bernie Abrams President's Leadership Award...
In recognition for continued outstanding contributions to ATOM on behalf of Cross Country and Track and Field in Michigan.
2010-2011 Lynn Ketelhut
2009-2010 George Kniola
2008-2009 Lyle Berry
2007-2008 John Meyer
2006-2007 Geri Jackson
2005-2006 Blake Hagman
2004-2005 Lew Clingman
2003-2004 Rudy Godefroidt and Phil Bedford
2002-2003 Wayne and Deb McDonald
2001-2002 Brian Macomber
2000-2001 Charlie and Jan Janke
1998-1999 Nate Hampton
1997-1998 Ken Myllyla
1996-1997 Bill Mick
1995-1996 Tom Eschmann
1994-1995 Jack Roberts
4. Art Jevert - Bruce Jacob Distinguished Service Award...
Awarded to an individual who has made a signigicant contribution to Track and Field and/or Cross Country in the State of Michigan through their direct or indirect involvement in the sport. This individual may or may not be a member of ATOM.
2010-2011 Don Foreman, Jim Loria and John VanWinkle
2009-2010 Sylvester Collins. Bob Fulcher and Hugh Matson
2008-2009 Jerry Cerrula, Ed Gabrys and Bill Johnson
2007-2008 Harvey Weaver, Gus Hughes and Tom Eschmann
2006-2007 Jim Gillis, Ken Seidenwand, Ed Carlton and Das Campbell
2005-2006 Jim Gibbons and Pat O'Reilly
2004-2005 Fletcher Lewis and Lorenda Jonas
2003-2004 Mike Henry and Jim Devoe
2002-2003 Doug Kelly and Lew Clingman
2001-2002 Doug Steward and Bev Eckman
2000-2001 Jim Cleverly, Jan Gillette, Art Gillespie, Jeff Hollobaugh, Jim Long and Brian Macomber
1999-2000 Eldon Dean, Jim Murray, Duane Raffin and Ed Skrelunas
1998-1999 Bernie Abrams, Tom Kearney, Brian Mckenna, Geri Jackson and Michelle Dziubinski
1997-1998 Lee Averill, Judy Hagman, George Kniola and Lou Miramonti
1996-1997 George Babcock
1995-1996 Jack Arnold, Lafayette Evans, John Fundukian, Dale Kutchey, Paul Morgan, Herb Quade and Tom Truscott
1994-1995 Nate Hampton, Len Hoyes, Chuck Janke, Wayne McDonald, Bill Podoll and Gordon Spencer
1993-1994 Kermit Ambrose, Norb Bader, Blake Hagman and Kathy Hutfilz
5. ATOM Special Appreciation Award...
Awarded to an individual or organization who has demonstrated outstanding and unselfish support to the men and women's Track and Field and/or Cross Country programs, ATOM, the MHSAA, the parents and the betterment of athletics in the State of Michigan.
2010-2011 Grand Rapids Public Schools
2008-2009 Jackson High School
2007-2008 M.C. Sports
2006-2007 Lorenda Jonas, Secretary, Tom Eschmann, ATOM Newsletter and George Babcock, ATOM Treasurer and Regional Rep.
2005-2006 Eric Zemper, USATF
2004-2005 Michigan International Speedway
2000-2001 Al Owens, USA Olympic Trials Discus Official
6. Past President's Service Award - New President's Gavel...
2011 Lynn Ketelhut
2010 Dennis Hodges
2009 Lyle Berry
2008 Doug Kelly
2007 Jan Burch
2006 Lew Clingman
2005 Mike Henry
2004 Cecil Burch
2003 Jim Gillis
2002 Darlene Barber
2001 Jill Baker
1999 Lew Clingman
1998 Rudy Godefroidt
1997 Phil Bedford
1996 Geri Jackson
1995 Bernie Abrams
1994 Dale Kutchey
1993 Kathy Hutfilz
1992 Wayne McDonald
1991 Brian Mckenna
1990 Tom Kearney
1989 Mike Henry
1988 Blake Hagman
1987 Bob Bloomer
7. ATOM Membership Year Awards - 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 for 2013...
List of Qualified Members to Receive Year Awards for 2013