ASAA 2018 Award Recipients and Hall of Fame Inductees

May 29, 2018 by  
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2018 AGM Award Recipients and Hall of Fame Inductees

May 18, 2018 Category
The Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association celebrated the outstanding contributions of outgoing Executive Members and Commissioners, as well as the Media, Sportsmanlike Coach, and Inductees into the High School Sports Hall of Fame, and the annual Routledge Award recipient- the highest honour to be bestowed on an award recipient by the ASAA. Award recipients and their families attended a banquet at the Best Western Premier Denham Inn & Suites in Leduc on Thursday, May 10, 2018 to be honoured for their immeasurable contribution to high school sport across the province.

Executive Members

ASAA Executive Members attend meetings and represent the Association during various Provincial Championships, Conferences, and other meetings. The Executive is also largely responsible for guiding the direction of the ASAA.

Outgoing Executive Members:

Hank Smid, outgoing Director of Athletics from St. Paul Regional High School.
Tom Christensen, outgoing President from Olds High School.


Sport Commissioners are responsible for representing their assigned sport at ASAA Board Meetings, influencing the direction of their sport within the association to best support the high school students and schools across the province.

Outgoing Commissioners:

Jennifer Guiney, Cheerleading Commissioner from Paul Kane High School in St. Albert.
Jeromy Hall, Boys Basketball Commissioner from Foothills Composite in Okotoks.

Media Recognition Award

Mark Stephen from Calgary.

Most Sportsmanlike Coach

Andrew Przybylski from J.A. Williams High School in Lac La Biche.

Alberta High School Sports Hall of Fame

High School Sport Hall of Fame inductees are deserving individuals who impact high school students and sport across the province through modelling good sportsmanship, support for high school sports programs, and outstanding achievements in his or her area of sport.
Alberta High School Sport Hall of Fame Inductees:

Official Inductee

John Bauer, volleyball referee for 43 years and basketball referee for 25 years.
John Bauer’s Hall of Fame Induction Video

Coach Inductee

Erin Martin from Beaverlodge High School.
Erin’s Hall of Fame Induction Video

Athlete Inductee

Danielle Lappage, Olds High School alumna and Olympic wrestler.
Danielle’s Hall of Fame Induction Video

The Routledge Award of Merit

The Routledge Award of Merit is awarded to an individual who goes beyond the call of duty to support and inspire high school students, coaches, and other colleagues in the realm of high school sport.

Routledge Award of Merit Recipient:

Dean Sawatzky from Calgary Academy
Dean’s Routledge Recipeint video

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