SANDY OLDHAM, Palatine H.S. Girls’ Gymnastics Coach, Il. H.S. Coaches’ Hall of Fame; Brevet, Collegiate, & HS Judge; Lifetime Achievement Award; trained many HS & club judges; gave many clinics for h.s. and club coaches and judges on Dance and Artistry. Sandy was a driving force in Illinois Gymnastics and beyond! Her passion was the inspiration for this Award.
ARTISTRY AWARD COMMITTEE
Terry Theobald, Palatine H.S. Head Coach &H.S Hall of Fame; Vicki Munch, H.S. State Judge, former h.s. coach & Hall of Fame; Jeanne Johnson, Ntl. USAG & collegiate Judge, club coach; Jody Waddington, Palatine gymn. Alum, club coach; Betty Axelson-McClelland, Ntl. USAG & H.S.Judge&coach &Hall of Fame; NORBERT BENDIXEN-ADVISOR, Il. USA Gymnastics.State Administrative.Comm. Chairman.
REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARD
*Athlete must be a graduating Senior; must have competed in both CLUB and HIGH SCHOOL for at least 2 YEARS, & plans to continue COMPETING IN COLLEGE.
*Gymnast must be nominated by the High School OR Club COACH and submit a letter.
*High School OR Club Coach must write a recommendation letter and SUBMIT VIDEO.
*NOMINATIONS DUE MAY 26; Email to Betty Axelson-McClelland, Eggsgymbetty@aol.com
**AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE ILLINOIS USAG BANQUET JULY 16 in GLEN ELLYN.
**Amount of monetary Award will be determined by May 26.
LETTERS: Coaches’ letter should relate why you feel your gymnast values ARTISTRY in their FX routine in practices as well as in competition, and include gymnasts’ other exemplary character traits.
Gymnasts’ Letter should include thoughts on the importance of ARTISTRY in her gymn. career.
FLOOR EX VIDEO: CAN BE FROM EITHER A H.S. OR CLUB MEET from the 2022-23 Season.
SUBMIT ALL THESE ATTACHMENTS IN ONE EMAIL (use Microsoft Word):
- Nomination Form
- Coaches’ Recommendation Letter
- Gymnasts’ Letter
- FX VIDEO
E-MAIL to Betty Axelson-McClelland (Eggsgymbetty@aol.com) by MAY 26.