2014 VARA Merit Award Recipients

2014 VARA Merit Awards

VARA GEORGE TORMEY AWARD U16-21 
This award is presented to an athlete who excels at a 2nd sport and best displays a strong work ethic, strong character, and a deep love of sport. This recipient must be a Vermont resident.
2014 Recipient –  Ian Clark/KMS

GINNY HUNT AWARD U18+
This award is presented to one girl and one boy from a VARA club, college or program who best exhibit sportsmanship at the U21-18 level and;
1) Displays dedication and commitment to the sport of ski racing at all levels. (College, VARA, FIS, etc.)  2) Inspires younger athletes by being strong role models and displays leadership both on/off the hill.  3) Shows interest in the development and future of the sport of ski racing.
2014 Recipients - Ryan Znamierowski/Killington Mountain School and Karin Rand/Cochran’s Ski Club

BETTY CLAYTON AWARD  U16-U21

This award is presented to a U21-16 level athlete who has attained top results while participating in a club program.
2014 Recipient – Samantha Rubin/Pico

THE MICKEY COCHRAN AWARD U18-U21
This award is presented to an athlete competing at the FIS levels, is a Vermont resident and has come up through the Vermont Council system.
2014 Recipient - Colby Jordan/Mount Mansfield Winter Academy

VARA COLLEGIATE SKIER OF THE YEAR
VT College and University alpine ski racers will be acknowledged for their accomplishments at the regional and national level.
Criteria include:
Recipient must be VARA member.
Must be a VT Collegiate skier participating on a collegiate team. NCAA, USCSA
Recipient is acknowledged based on:
Devotion to the sport of alpine skiing
Team leadership
Camaraderie, Sportsmanship, Overall character

2014 Recipient – Brad Farrell/St. Michael’s College

Shelley Glover Award
The Vermont Alpine Racing Association is pleased to create and support the Shelley Glover Scholarship. Shelley attended Burke Mountain Academy becoming an admired member of the ski racing community. In an effort to honor her contributions and impact on those around her this scholarship will be presented yearly to a young individual who exemplifies the qualities Shelley was best known for. The following criteria will be used to determine the recipient. Shelly’s family, friends, coaches and teachers created these guidelines.
                *An individual who shows compassion for those around us who are in need.
                *Reaches out to and enjoys working with younger individuals.
                *Displays dedication and commitment to academics.
                *Inspires fellow athletes to reach their potential, raise their expectations and exceed    their limitations.
                *Skis with passion, power and determination.
                *Demonstrates tenacity, perseverance and drive through their training.
                *Enjoys the journey that leads one to success.
2014 Recipient – Alice Merryweather / Stratton Mountain School