2018 Fan’s Choice Ballot
Now in their eighth year, the USRowing Fan’s Choice Awards recognize excellence in rowing across seven categories and are an important part of USRowing’s longstanding tradition of bestowing awards for superior performances and contributions to the success of our sport.
This year, the rowing community put forth strong nominees for the 2018 USRowing Fan’s Choice Awards. After receiving an outpouring of nominations in all categories, USRowing is proud to announce the 2018 finalists.
2018 USRowing Fan’s Choice Finalists
Junior Athlete of the Year
Collegiate Athlete of the Year
Masters Athlete of the Year
Susan Morgan Hooten
National Team Athlete of the Year
Junior Coach of the Year
Collegiate Coach of the Year
Masters Coach of the Year
The selection committee used the following criteria to determine the finalists:
Athlete of the Year: A male or female rower or coxswain who has achieved extraordinary success in 2018. Success may be defined as an outstanding performance, having a breakout year, perseverance in spite of difficult odds, consistent strong performance, outstanding service off the water, a combination of the above or other worthy measures.
Coach of the Year: A rowing coach who has achieved extraordinary success in 2018. Success may be defined as outstanding performance, having a breakout year, making a significant impact on an individual athlete or team performance, perseverance in spite of difficult odds, consistent strong performance, a combination of the above or other worthy measures.
Fans may vote once in each category. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. E.T. on Tuesday, November 27. Winners will be announced and recognized online on Wednesday, November 28.
Award voting is intended to be one vote per person from among the extended rowing community and their family and friends; in the event of electronic, hired, or other similar ballot-stuffing attempts, affected votes may be deleted and nominees potentially disqualified.
To vote, click the links below:
Fan’s Choice Collegiate Athlete of the Year
Fan’s Choice Junior Athlete of the Year
Fan’s Choice Masters Athlete of the Year
Fan’s Choice National Team Athlete of the Year
Fan’s Choice Collegiate Coach of the Year
Fan’s Choice Junior Coach of the Year
Fan’s Choice Masters Coach of the Year