Jennifer Renee Odom Spirit Award
Candidates, either male or female, must be junior barefoot Skiers (16 years and under) who display a spirit of helpfulness, a positive attitude, enthusiasm, the ability to get along well with other skiers and officials, good sportsmanship, and a willingness to share positive experiences with peers. Candidates do not necessarily have to be champion skiers.
Jennifer Odom Spirit Award candidates will be nominated by the appointed officials at each of the five Regional Championships and submitted in writing with a skier’s biography to the ABC Awards Chairman. The recipient of the award will be announced and honored at the ABC Awards banquet on Saturday evening. This memorial award is in honor of Jennifer Odom, a former junior girls National Barefoot Competitor, who was abducted in Pasco Country Florida in February of 1993 and later found murdered.
Banana George Blair Barefooter of the Year
This award is given annually to a person or organization in recognition of accomplishments, contributions and service to the sport of barefoot-waterskiing both on and or off the water over the past year. The award recipient represents a true ambassador to our sport – someone who has distinguished himself/herself above and beyond all others in serving the sport.
Nominee must be a current ABC member, with preference given to US citizenship.
Nominations should convey specific examples of how the nominee personifies the criteria and spirit of the award such as: How has the nominee contributed time, resources, and abilities to the sport of barefooting consistent with the title “Barefooter of the Year.” (Inception 1992)
Stew McDonald Long Time Service Award
This award is given annually to recognize the person(s) who has contributed to the sport of barefooting for at least ten years. The award recipient is someone who has distinguished himself/herself above and beyond all other individuals in serving the sport. Nominee should be a current ABC member, with preference given to US citizenship. Nominations should convey specific examples of how the nominee personifies the criteria and spirit of the award such as: How has the nominee contributed time, resources, and abilities to the sport of barefooting consistent with the title “Long Time Service Award.” How has the nominee avidly supported ABC tournaments and other programs as a participant, administrator,
official, or fund-raiser? (Inception 1994)
ABC Athlete of the Year
Consider this barefooting’s MVP award. The ABC Athlete of the Year Award is given in recognition of outstanding athletic accomplishments and sportsmanship on the water. While participation in all parts of barefooting is recognized, the criteria of this award is based upon athletic performance— Barefooters who have distinguished themselves on a national and/or international stage. The recipients can be nominated by anyone and are voted on by the ABC Board of Directors. The award is given out at the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Annual Awards Banquet in January.
Award of Distinction
Barefoot Community Award
ABC Volunteer of the Year (Awarded in January)
ABC Coach of the Year / Team of the Year (Awarded in January)
ABC Rising Super Star (Awarded in January)
|Last Updated ( November 2019 ) – Not all honors are awarded every year!|