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Intramural Male and Female Participant of the Year

The John Nickelson Award
Awarded annually to the Male Intramural Participant of the Year. Winners' names will be etched in a permanent plaque within the Student Recreation Center. This award recognizes outstanding leadership, achievement, and community building as recognized by the Intramural Staff and is given in memory of the late WIU student John Nickelson. John was an undergraduate student at Western in the early 1970's and was well known as an enthusiasticintramural participant for his residence hall, Seal.  After John's untimely death, this award was named in his honor.

The Tammy McGovern Award
Awarded annually to the Female Intramural Participant of the Year. Winners’ names will be etched in a permanent plaque within the Student Recreation Center. This award recognizes outstanding leadership, achievement, and community building as recognized by the Intramural Staff.

John Nickelson Award Winners

Rick Ricksecker 1972-1973
Rick Ricksecker 1973-1974
Rick Ricksecker 1974-1975
Bill Looney 1975-1976
Ron Murray 1976-1977
Mike Pfeiffer 1977-1978
Ron Seibring 1978-1979
Tom Ambrosia 1979-1980
Karl Ottosen 1980-1981
Nate Bricker  1981-1982
Jim Valla 1982-1983
Jim Valla 1983-1984
Butch Steele 1985-1986
Mark Pawlowski 1986-1987
Mark Van DeMeir 1987-1988
Jay Baker 1988-1989
John Vito 1989-1990
Bob Parish 1990-1991
Pete Rood 1991-1992
Kevin Rinehart 1992-1993
Steve Tribble 1993-1994
Jason Jennings 1994-1995
Cesar "Alex" Flores 1995-1996
Sean Fitzgerald 1996-1997
Josh Rickert 1997-1998
Kirk Harris 1998-1999
Bernie Gonzalez 1999-2000
Bruce Redding 2000-2001
John Pavley 2001-2002
Ben Warner 2002-2003
Jevon Love 2003-2004
Matt Saey 2004-2005
Chase Pelletier 2005-2006
Kevin Leiting 2006-2007
Jeremy Truckenmiller 2007-2008
Evan Moy 2008-2009
Aaron Hoening 2009-2010
Alex Shaw 2010-2011
Logan Taylor 2011-2012
Mike Ungari 2012-2013
Eric Vaughn 2013-2014

Tammy McGovern Award Winners

Karen Atkins 1981-1982
Mary Koger 1982-1983
Paulette Hale 1983-1984
Sherri Burger 1984-1985
Sandra Klemm 1985-1986
Denise Polfliet 1986-1987
Karen Johnson 1987-1988
Danielle Herbst 1988-1989
Lori Hyde 1989-1990
Janice Knowles 1990-1991
Pam Mazurek 1991-1992
No Award Given 1992-1993
Heather Magness 1993-1994
Beth Kapchinski 1994-1995
Alicia Lorongo 1995-1996
Tina Johnson 1996-1997
Christina Gold 1997-1998
Molly Holmes 1998-1999
Dawn Sledge 1999-2000
Kim Rushton 2000-2001
Megan Oswald 2001-2002
Paula Schulte 2002-2003
Deena Parker 2003-2004
Miranda Edler 2004-2005
Becky Toraason 2005-2006
Jessica Sparks 2006-2007
Allison Spadora 2007-2008
Jessica Sparks 2008-2009
Alicia Culbertson 2009-2010
Breckon Bice 2010-2011
Jamie Flesner 2011-2012
Lauren Ivan 2012-2103
Allison Dynes 2013-2014

Officials of the Year - Intramural Award

1979-1980 Karen Trollo, Kim Steinmetz
1980-1981 Brenda Muench
1981-1982 Trudy Wakeman
1982-1983 Jill Ebbers
1983-1984 Mary Koger
1984-1985 Bill Hoon
1985-1986 Mark Pawlowski
1986-1987 Mary Soat
1987-1988 Terry Christensen
1988-1989
1989-1990
1990-1991 Jeff Schisler
1991-1992 No recipient
1999-2000 Mike Reidel
2000-2001 Bob Hayes
Nikki Pope
Jamie White
2001-2002 Autumn Lair
Bob Hays
2002-2003 Megan Oswald
Cristina Aviles
Rob Bross
2003-2004 Ken McEwen
Nikki Reith
2004-2005 Audrey Jones
John Schild
2005-2006 Audrey Jones
Jimmy Normoyle
2006-2007 Brittany Booth
Andrew Klein
2007-2008 Kristina Johnopolos
Eric Hyser
2008-2009 Ben Johnson
Jessica Sparks
2009-2010 Rachelle Boston
Ron Andeson
2010-2011 Lauren Ivan
A.J. Bennett
2011-2012 Kandice Hammer
Simon Ganet
2012-2013 Chris Reynolds
Haley Patterson
2013-2014 Jessie Lantz
Garrett Brown