Award Nominations

The CSCAA bestows four awards annually.  These awards presented at the Association's Convention and Awards banquet, typically held in May.  Members may make nominations through the form below.  For a list of past recipients, click here.   Please consider the nature of each award before nominating.  Nominations are due December 14 of each year.

National Collegiate and Scholastic Trophy

The National Collegiate and Scholastic Swimming Trophy is presented to the coach who, in the estimation of the recipient’s peers, has "the greatest contribution to swimming as a competitive sport, and as a healthful, recreational activity in the province of undergraduate and scholastic education.” The award is presented annually by both the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) and the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA).

Eligibility

  • Nominee must have served intercollegiate aquatics for at least twenty years;

  • If nominee is a coach, nominee must be either a current member of the CSCAA or have been a member in their final season of active coaching;

  • Nominee must be alive.

Nomination and Selection

  • Nomination application must be submitted to the awards committee by December 15 of the application award year. Nominations are valid for two years.

  • Award winners are selected by the CSCAA membership.

Award Nomination Form


Charles McCaffree Award

Charles McCaffree, Jr. led Michigan State University from 1941 to 1969. During that time, Coach McCaffree was a forerunner in the development of equipment, like starting blocks and the modern championship experiences. Through his many contributions, `Mac' helped spread the popularity of the sport. The Charles McCaffree Award is presented annually to an individual connected to the sport of swimming who has achieved outstanding success outside of the pool.

Eligibility

  • Nominee must have competed at the intercollegiate level;

  • Nominee should have achieved recognition and success outside of the intercollegiate swimming and diving world;

  • Nominee must be alive.

Nomination and Selection

  • Nomination application must be submitted to the awards committee by December 15 of the application award year. Nominations are valid for two years.

  • Award winners are selected by the CSCAA Board of Directors

Award Nomination Form


Richard E. Steadman Award

The Richard Steadman Award is conferred annually to a swimming or diving coach in high school, club, or university ranks who, in the opinion of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, the CSCAA Forum, and the CSCAA, has done the most to spread happiness in Coach Steadman’s beloved sport of swimming and diving

Eligibility

  • Nominee must have served intercollegiate aquatics for at least twenty years;

  • If nominee is a coach, nominee must be either a current member of the CSCAA or have been a member in their final season of active coaching;

  • Nominee must be alive.

Nomination and Selection

  • Nomination application must be submitted to the awards committee by December 15 of the application award year.  Nominations are valid for two years.

  • Award winners are selected by the CSCAA Board of Directors

Award Nomination Form


The Ben Franklin Award seeks to recognize pioneering individuals or organizations whose efforts and innovations best promote the integrity and enhancement of the student-athlete ideal.  Nominees contributions may be technical, social, economic or though their leadership actions.

Eligibility

  • Nominee must have served intercollegiate aquatics for at least twenty years;

  • If nominee is a coach, nominee must be either a current member of the CSCAA or have been a member in their final season of active coaching;

  • Nominee must be alive.

Nomination and Selection

  • Nomination application must be submitted to the awards committee by December 15 of the application award year.  Nominations are valid for two years.

  • Award winners are selected by the CSCAA Board of Directors

Award Nomination Form

Ben Franklin Award