Individual Sports Awards
Grant & Jackie Gartland
|Basketball - Boys||Rod South||Paul Falk||Mark Brooks
|Basketball - Girls||Paul Falk||Heidi Cosgrove||Nicki Heyer|
|Floor Hockey||Dave Allmann||David Baird||Mark Pearson|
|Football||Jenn Johnson||Landon Keller|
|Golf||na||Nikki Ceurvost||Sara Jane Myers|
|Soccer||Eric Black||Stephanie Nicholson||Michael Ramirez|
|Softball||Will Easton||Steve Skramstad||Mark Borchardt|
|Volleyball||Becky Garcia||Flloyd Getty||Melissa Bryant|
|Wrestling||na||Erin Copeland||Rick Kruse|
Betty Lokken/Arnie Johnson
This is to recognize your contributions to the continued growth of Bloomington Athletic Association. This person’s actions have helped BAA strengthen its community outreach.
Award History: Arnie is the founding father of the BAA boys athletic association and Betty the founding mother of girls programming within BAA.
|Robert Collins||na||Stephanie Nicholson|
The Frank Pikala Award is to recognize the outstanding contribution to Bloomington Athletic Association in a particular sport. This person stands out from their peers because of their commitment to service to the kids of BAA.
Award History: Frank Pikala was known as the “God Father” of BAA. Frank worked with the city of Bloomington to allow BAA to use the Tom Robinson Equipment building for the storage of our equipment which we fondly refer to as “The Shack”. He was a part of BAA for 25+ years. He was Arnie Johnson’s sidekick.
|Jennifer Johnson||na||Mark Brooks|
The Sam Hanson award is to recognize this individual’s exceptional contribution to the Bloomington Athletic Association. The commitment to the quality of service this individual provides to BAA has gone above and beyond all expectations.
Award History: Sam saved BAA from financial ruin. He set up an accounting system for BAA, did BAA’s taxes for years, and has donated money and has been a part of BAA for 20+ years. Over the years Sam served as VP of Operations, equipment director, and coach.
|Grant & Jackie Gartland||na||Matt Teske||Wayne Haeg|
The Bruce Gustafson award is to recognize an individual’s exceptional coaching ability and service to the Bloomington Athletic Association. This person stands out from their peers for their ability to teach kids new skills and while at the same time demonstrating what exemplary sportsmanship looks like.
Award History: Bruce Gustafson had coached all BAA sports during his tenure and even was a referee. During a BAA baseball game, he was hit with a baseball while coaching 3rd base. He died from complications due to those injuries. This happened in the 1990s.
|Noah Carlson||na||Mark Wege||Dan Olson|
Wayne C. Roth
Wayne C. Roth – This award goes to an equipment director who has shown outstanding service related to BAA sports equipment handling.
|Brad DeBo||na||Jeff Keller||Chris Nicholson|
BAA Special Service Award / BAA Hall of Fame
This award will be given to a person who has put in 10 years or more of exceptional service to BAA.
|2020||Rafael Vega||Sonia Vega|
|2019||Jeff Winston||Lauri Dahlberg|
|2017||Melissa Bryant||Michael Johnson|
|2016||Gerry Vande Garde||Dan Rose||Deb Suhsen|
|2015||Chuck Roth||Rick Zilka|
|2014||Wayne Haeg||Roger Luedtke|
|2010||Mike Casey||Virg Senescall|
|2009||Dave Dickson||Polly Friendshuh|
|2008||Ed Theis||Mike Tveite|
|2007||Jim Hunt||Rich Newman|
|2005||Jerry Aber||Sue Larson|
|2004||Barb Clawson||Kevin Hauer|
|2003||Tom Robinson||Wayne Roth|