Annual Athlete Awards

Each season the team honors those who have demonstrated the character and spirit that reflect the values of the team. Those lucky enough to be engraved on these trophies become a lasting reminder and inspiration to the athletes of the future.

 
 

UCLA Men’s Rowing Annual Awards

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"Scholarship" Team Highest GPA

Highest Cumulative GPA at the end of the season.

Varsity:

2017: Madelyn Avjean

novice:

2017: Chase Bakkeby

Freshman Effort Award

Awarded to the Freshman whose progress as an athlete and a rower has been anchored by good attendance, attitude, effort and application of hard work. Dedicated to the effort and determination of the classes of 1979 and 1980

  • 1986 - Larry Clerico, Peter Atenberger
  • 1987 - Matt Settles, Scott Noel
  • 1988 - Dean Pandori
  • 1989 - Tim Evans, Bret Whitworth
  • 1990 - Steve Herold
  • 1991 - Todd Dwelle
  • 2017 - Emil Persson
  • 1976 - Tom Fitzmorris, Chuck Rink, Alan Miller
  • 1977 - Ben Oberlin, Bob Baldwin, Paulo Kuendig
  • 1978 - Mark Barbolak
  • 1979 - Bill Hilderth
  • 1980 - Craig Tilson
  • 1985 - Frank Buckley

 

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Freshman Captain of the Year Award

Awarded to any Freshman (official Captain or not) whose behaviors and style of leadership has motivated and helped lead the new members of the UCLA crew program. Established in honor of Coach James C. Sims, 1970

  • 1984 - Mark Klein
  • 1985 - Robert Bermco
  • 1986 - Jeff Kaltreider
  • 1988 - Mike Condrin
  • 1990 - Steve Herold
  • 1991 - Bill Carey
  • 1992 - Jason Ballas
  • 2017: Matthew King

E-Award, lightweight crew

Awarded to the most valuable lightweight rower. Must have raced as a lightweight for UCLA over the season.

  • 1972 - Rod Johnson
  • 1973 - Ted Maynord
  • 1974 - Kurt Boyd
  • 1975 - Chuck Rinck
  • 1976 - Bryn Davis
  • 1977 - Bryn Davis
  • 2017: Andrew Nakamura

 

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Rigger Brown Inspirational trophy

Awarded to the member of the program whose hard work and perseverance has been an inspiration to the team.

  • 1986 - Frank Buckley
  • 1987 - Ritchie Sax
  • 1988 - Jay Tint
  • 1989 - Teo Bielafeld
  • 1990 - Tim Evans
  • 1991 - Tim Evans
  • 1992 - Steve Herold
  • 2000 - Arthur Lee
  • 2017: Austin Huckaby
  • 1971 - Lyle Randles
  • 1972 - Rick Galliand
  • 1973 - Tom Meyer
  • 1974 - Alex Frasco, Mitch Henderson
  • 1975 - Bruce Kroyer, Norm Witt
  • 1976 - Larry Offner
  • 1977 - Glenn Wetzel
  • 1978 - Bill Lachmar

UCLA Most Outstanding Oarsman

Awarded to the individual who has the consistently shown the highest levels of skill and technique in a boat.

  • 2002 - Justin Owens
  • 2003 - Bryan Kitch
  • 2004 - David Hampton
  • 2005 - Bryan Kitch, Kate Mead
  • 2006 - David Hampton
  • 2007 - Martin Reschke
  • 2008 - Sarah Koff
  • 2009 - Martin Reschke
  • 2010 - Sean Cully
  • 2016 - Lucas Budgett
  • 2017: Mark Replogle
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Most Improved Oarsman

Awarded to the individual who has made the most progress over the season. Trophy donated by Mr and Mrs James W Fahrner in 1981.

  • 1986 - David Stubbs
  • 1987 - Mike Farrell
  • 1989 - Ace Thayer
  • 1990 - Joshua Copeland
  • 1991 - Jeff Tuttle
  • 1992 - Bent Houston
  • 2000 - Zach Moura, Edgar Mendieta
  • 2001 - Mike Doring
  • 2003 - John Durso
  • 2017: Giselle Sadler

Novice Rower of the Year

Awarded to the Novice rower who is progressing at the steadiest rate towards the highest level of performance. Ideally our next Walk On Olympian.

  • 2007 - Andrew Axley
  • 2008 - Lila Miller
  • 2009 - Scott Goddard
  • 2010 - Jeff Latham
  • 2017: Chase Bakkeby

Doug Baker Coaches Mug

For helping to make memories…maybe the wrong kind! The coach version.

2017: Gary Bell

The Albatross Award

Named for the Coleridge poem "Rime of the ancient Mariner". For helping to make memories…maybe the wrong kind! The athlete version.

2017: Madelyn Avjean

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Paul Steinke Coaches Award

Teamwork, attitude, work ethic, improvement. The athlete or crew that coaches love to have on the team and are an example to others. Possibly awarded to a single worthy act of inspiration. Paul Steinke was a rower and coach for the UCLA team who was very influential in building the team.

  • 2003 - David Doerr, David Hampton
  • 2004 - Neil Doshi
  • 2005 - Patrick Joseph,
  • 2006 - Eric Landoll, Chris Moritz
  • 2007 - Robert Grosfield
  • 2008 - 2nd Varsity Eight
  • 2009 - Nicole Magdaleno
  • 2017: Adela Armstrong-Spielberg

Outstanding Senior

Awarded to a Senior who has had an outstanding career, and has committed to the vision of the team while representing their crew, their squad and the UCLA's colors and traditions with pride.

  • 1968 - Carl Marcellas, Craig Blecker, Erik Johnson
  • 1969 - Guy Lockhead, Rick Love
  • 1970 - Terry Oftedal, Dean Hanson
  • 1971 - Bob Baldwin, Sandy Bettleman
  • 1972 - Rick Galliand, Jack Salyer
  • 1973 - Rod Johnson
  • 1974 - Alex Frasco, Tom Meyer, Steve Hokoda
  • 1975 - Bruce Kroyer, Norm Witt
  • 1976 - Mitch Henderson
  • 1977 - Mark Dolan, Kerry Turner
  • 1978 - Ron Lovely
  • 1980 - Frank Kovac
  • 2017: Nick Dietrich & Kristian Svinterud
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Most Valuable Freshman

Awarded as the top Freshman honor of the program. The Freshman athlete (coxswain or rower) who has successfully started on a four year career to wear the UCLA colours with the highest levels of effort, skill, ability, sportsmanship, pride and distinction. An athlete that we are lucky to have in our crew, and who is respected by both crew and coaches.

  • 1975 - Mark Dolan
  • 1976 - Ron Lovely
  • 1977 - Frank Kovac
  • 1978 - Ken O'Rourke
  • 1979 - Harry Daglas
  • 1980 - Kevin Jones
  • 1981 - Kevin Still
  • 1987 - Rich Long
  • 1988 - Brad Marquardt
  • 1989 - John Matheson
  • 1990 - Jeff Slye
  • 2003 - Matthew Brown
  • 2006 - Martin Reschke
  • 2017: William Zhu
  • 1958 - John Epstein
  • 1959 - Gary Wadsworth
  • 1960 - Delbert Parker
  • 1961 - Stephen Makin
  • 1962 - Lyle Mason
  • 1963 - Warwick Ford
  • 1964 - Ron Buffum
  • 1965 - Jeff Carlson
  • 1966 - Wayne Vincent
  • 1967 - James Day
  • 1968 - Jim Lucas
  • 1969 - Ron Silberman
  • 1970 - Dave Albo
  • 1971 - Alex Frasco
  • 1972 - Steve Bohlmann
  • 1973 - Mitch Henderson
  • 1974 - plaque missing

Steve Hokoda Cox'n Seat for Most Valuable Coxswain

Awarded to the most valuable coxswain. Not necessarily the Varsity Eight or Freshman Eight coxswain, but certainly someone who has always strived successfully to make UCLA crews faster through effort, ability and spirit. First awarded in 2017.

2017: Madelyn Avjean

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Class of '57 Award, Most Valuable Varsity Oarsman

Awarded as the top honor of the program. The athlete (coxswain or rower) should have worn the UCLA colors with the highest levels of spirit, ability, service, effort, sportsmanship, pride and distinction. An athlete that we are lucky to have in our crew, and who is respected by both crew and coaches.

  • 1958 - Jeffery Baus
  • 1959 - Jon Epstein
  • 1960 - Edward Jubert
  • 1961 - Patrick Barnes
  • 1962 - Guy Lundberg
  • 1963 - Don Miller
  • 1964 - Eric Grosch
  • 1965 - Jeff Brennan
  • 1966 - Warren Ford
  • 1967 - Jim Sims
  • 1968 - Bob Newman
  • 1969 - Terry Oftedal
  • 1970 - Geof Strand
  • 1971 - Duncan Henderson
  • 1972 - Jack Salyer, Warren Dipstra
  • 1973 - Alex Frasco
  • 1974 - Scott Salyer
  • 1975 - Mitch Henderson
  • 1976 - Tim Powers
  • 1977 - Jim Pentlarge
  • 1978 - Bob Frasetto
  • 1979 - Jerry Fitzmorris
  • 1980 - Joe Carlson
  • 1986 - Mike Still
  • 1987 - Mike Still
  • 1988 - Bruce Appleyard
  • 1989 - Mike Stralka
  • 1990 - Brad Marquardt
  • 1991 - Brad Marquardt
  • 1992 - Leif Pettersson
  • 2017 - David Kerns

Four Year Seniors

Any Seniors who were a member of the UCLA Rowing team for four years.

2017: Nick Dietrich, David Kerns, Madelyn Avjean


Mid-Season Awards

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Door Knob Cup

Winner of UCLA Intra-squad pairs regatta.

  • 1990 - Eric Dahlstrom, Chris Lee
  • 1991 - Bill Carey, Todd Dwelle
  • 2017 - Dominic Pardini, David Kerns

Novice Crew Captains Award

2016: Jeremy Onofrei, Chase Bakkeby

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varsity Crew Captain

2016: Dominic Pardini, David Kerns

Allen D Bailey Scholar Athlete Award

Highest GPA at the time of the Alumni dinner (Not for Freshman).

2016:  Maddie Avjean

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Triathlon Turkey Trot Trophy

First place in the Thanksgiving Triathlon. Current Men's course is 9km erg, 4 mile UCLA campus Perimeter run and single Drake Stadium snake. Current women's course is 7.5km erg, 3mile Campus Run and a double Drake Stadium.

  • 1989 - Steve Herold (32:18)
  • 1990 - Greg French (36:05)
  • 1999 - Rayleen Hsu
  • 2000 - John Tapia-Grassi (1:19.06), Nell Shuttleworth (1:29.31)
  • 2001 - Kathy Kennedy
  • 2002 - Elizabeth Felter
  • 2005 - Erin Haggerty
  • 2006 - Erin Haggerty
  • 2007 - Erin Haggerty
  • 2008 - Vanessa Teff
  • 2017 - Marie Jacquet (1:02.37), Ben Koch (1:09.30)

Winter Training Champion

Most volume over winter break

2017: Peter Frederick


Awards and Prizes from Other Institutions

ACRA All American Team

1st Team
2014: 

2nd Team
2014:

All Freshman
2014:

 

West Regional
2017: Dominic Pardini

ACRA All academic Team

1st Team (>3.85)
2017: Emil Persson, Maddie Avjean

 

2nd Team (>3.50)
2017: Sean Pierce, Dominic Pardini, Adela Armstrong-Spielberg, David Kerns, Samuel Elias

Pac12 All Conference Team

2017: David Kerns

pac12 all academic team

1st Team (>3.50)
2017: Maddie Avjean, Matt Horner, Sean Pierce, Dominic Pardini, Adela Armstrong-Spielberg, Samuel Elias, David Kerns

2nd Team (>3.00)
2017: Zach Alter, Ulysis Baal, Shaye Busse, Paul Heer.

WIRA All Region Team

2014: Rodd Talebi, Timothy Maytom

UCLA Recreation Club Sports

Athlete of the Year
2017: David Kerns

Officer of the Year
2017: