CPSDA ASSOCIATION AWARDS

CPSDA recognizes and celebrates members annually at the Awards Banquet during the CPSDA Annual Conference.

CPSDA Excellence Award

Recognition of the highest quality of care to athletes and for extraordinary dedication to the profession and to CPSDA
2022
Chelsea Z. Burkart, MS, RD, CSSD, Naval Special Warfare
Previous Award Recipients
  • 2020: Amber Yudell, MS, RD, CSSD, Arizona State University
  • 2019: Brett Singer, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute
  • 2018:  Leah Thomas, MS, RD, CSSD, Georgia Tech
  • 2017: Katie McInnis, RD, LD, University of Texas
  • 2016: Amy Freel, MS, RD, Indiana University
  • 2015: Beth Wolfgram, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, University of Utah
  • 2014: Victoria Rosenfeld, RD, LDN, Princeton University
  • 2013: Jennifer Ketterly, MS, RD, LD, University of Georgia
  • 2012: Joel Totoro, RD, University of Michigan

CPSDA Perseverance Award

Recognition of courage, resilience, and ongoing determination while overcoming challenges in their efforts to enhance the profession and CPSDA.
2022
United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Sports Dietitians
Previous Award Recipients
  • 2021: The Members of CPSDA
  • 2020: Amber Yudell, MS, RD, CSSD, Arizona State University
  • 2011: Jana Heitmeyer, M.Ed., MS, RD, LD, CSCS, SCCC, University of Missouri

CPSDA Service Award

Recognition of the invaluable contributions and outstanding service given to the profession and to CPSDA
2022
Dr. Aaron Carbuhn, University of Kansas Medical Center
Previous Award Recipients
  • 2020: Christi Logan, MS, RD, CSSD, PES, LDN, U.S. Army Special Operations
  • 2019: Jackie Barcal, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, IMG Academy
  • 2018:  Lauren Link, RD, CSSD, Purdue University
  • 2017: Randy Bird, RD, University of Virginia
  • 2016: Susan Kundrat, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • 2015: Amy Culp, RD, CSSD, LD, University of Texas
  • 2014: Caroline Mandel, MS, RD, University of Michigan
  • 2013: Jonathan Tanguay, MS, RD, LD, Texas A&M University
  • 2012: Allison Maurer, MS, RD, CSCS, University of Tennessee
  • 2011: Lindsey Remmers, MS, RD, University of Nebraska

CPSDA Trailblazer Award

Recognition of the visionary goals and groundbreaking innovation brought to the profession and to CPSDA
2022
LTC Nick Barringer PhD, CSSD, CSCS, U.S. Army
Previous Award Recipients
  • 2020: Laura Moretti Reece, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, Female Athlete Program, Boston Children's Hospital
  • 2018: Shawn Zell, RD, CSSD, Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2017: Clint Wattenberg, MS, RD, CSCS, Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • 2016: Amy Bragg, RD, LD, University of Alabama
  • 2015: Mary Ellen Bingham, MS, RD, CSSD, Miami Dolphins
  • 2014: Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS
  • 2013: James Harris III, MS, RD, CSCS, Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2012: Michelle Rockwell, MS, RD, Nutrition Counselor, Raleigh-Durham, NC
  • 2011: Rob Skinner, MS, RD, CSCS, Naval Special Warfare

Tom Osborne Award

Recognition of unyielding support for the value of sports nutrition and contributions made to the growth of CPSDA
2022
Aaron Hillmann, Iowa State Athletics, Football
Previous Award Recipients
  • 2021: Karen Daigle, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army
  • 2020: LaGwyn Durden, NCAA Sport Science Institute
  • 2019: Dr. John Ivy, University of Texas
  • 2018: Lawrence Epstein, Ultimate Fighting Championships
  • 2017: Tim Maxey, MLB/PA Joint Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
  • 2016: Troy Flanagan, Milwaukee Bucs
  • 2015: Master Sargent Michael Ty Fischer, United States Army
  • 2014: Mark Verstegen, Founder/President, EXOS
  • 2013: Greg McGarity, Director of Athletics, University of Georgia
  • 2012: Mike Alden, Director of Athletics, University of Missouri

CPSDA "Athlete of the Year" Award

Whose athletic accomplishments and academic achievements reflect dedication to sports nutrition
2022
Anna Vinnedge, West Point University; Markie McRae, University of North Carolina
Previous Award Recipients
  • 2021: Shawn Cheshire; Emil Soehnlen, Purdue University
  • 2020: Sarah Griffith, Purdue University; Noah Steele, Sam Houston State University
  • 2019: Sakiko Mainagawa, The Ohio State University; Rontavius "Toe" Groves, University of North Carolina
  • 2018: Sarah Disanza, University of Wisconsin; SSG Nathan Schuler, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg
  • 2017: Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani, University of Texas; Nick Kern, UCLA
  • 2016: Amber Rolfzen, University of Nebraska; Alex Ellis, University of Tennessee
  • 2015: Becca Johnson, University of Missouri; Nate Orchard, University of Utah
  • 2014: Elise Walch, Florida State University ; Connor Barwin, Football
  • 2013: Katie Breathitt, Ole Miss; Adam Duvall, MLB Class AA
  • 2012: Jeff Demps, University of Florida

CPSDA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Dietetic Internship Scholarship Award

Awarded to one Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color (BIPOC) student pursuing a career in sports nutrition to attend an accredited dietetic internship of their choice
2022
Briana Nelson, University of Michigan
Previous Award Recipients
  • 2021: Leticia Cherpe de Souza, MS, Baylor University
  • 2020: Hannah Peterson, University of Alabama
  • 2019: Adam Serpa, University of Pittsburg
  • 2018: Emily Werner, Michigan State
  • 2017: Tim FitzPatrick, Virginia Tech
  • 2016: Stephanie Kolloff, Auburn University
  • 2015: Becky Lindberg, Virginia Tech State University
  • 2014: Elizabeth Miller, Florida State University
  • 2013: Laura Kunces, MS, RD, University of Connecticut
  • 2012: Lauren Kort, University of Georgia
Previous Award Recipients
  • 2021: Adria Butler, Florida State University

Cheribundi Graduate Scholarship Award

Exemplifying dedication and determination to become a sports dietitian and member of CPSDA
2022
Chella LaMere, North Dakota State University
Previous Award Recipients
  • 2021: Leticia Cherpe de Souza, MS, Baylor University
  • 2020: Hannah Peterson, University of Alabama
  • 2019: Adam Serpa, University of Pittsburg
  • 2018: Emily Werner, Michigan State
  • 2017: Tim FitzPatrick, Virginia Tech
  • 2016: Stephanie Kolloff, Auburn University
  • 2015: Becky Lindberg, Virginia Tech State University
  • 2014: Elizabeth Miller, Florida State University
  • 2013: Laura Kunces, MS, RD, University of Connecticut
  • 2012: Lauren Kort, University of Georgia

Professional Scholarship Award

Awarded to two CPSDA professional members to use in advancing their practice or enhancing their knowledge.
2022
Michael A. Dibiasi, University of Pittsburgh; Tatiana Velez Burgos, Bilingual Dietitian LLC
Previous Award Recipients
  • 2021: Angela Bruzina, Minnesota United FC; Susana Melendez-Whiteman, Sam Houston State University
  • 2020: Lee Stowers, University of Alabama Birmingham; Rachel Manor, University of North Carolina

Undergraduate Scholarship Award

Exemplifying dedication and determination to become a sports dietitian and member of CPSDA
2022
Avery Morell, Brigham Young University
Previous Award Recipients
  • 2021: Bailey Pihera, Lipscomb University
  • 2020: Abby Olcott, Olivet Nazarene University
  • 2019: Krystal Hawks, Kent State University
  • 2018:  Libbi Loos, Texas A&M
  • 2017: Taylor Koenigs, Auburn University
  • 2016: Benjamin Verdow, Ohio State University
  • 2015: Christina Crowder, University of Arkansas
  • 2014: Robert "Bobby" Leonard, West Chester University
  • 2013: Sydney Snellman, Auburn University
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