Each season TAFWA presents awards in a number of categories to members who have contributed to the advancement of the sport of track and field. Up until 2015, all awards were presented at TAFWA’s annual gathering during the NCAA Div.1 Track and Field Championships.  In 2015, a number of additional awards were instituted and a second awards presentation gathering was commenced at the time of the Millrose Games in New York in February to accommodate members that were unable to attend the main awards presentation gathering at the NCAA Div.1 Championships events.

Details of the awards and past recipients can be found by clicking on an award title.

  • Presented in February at the time of the Millrose Games

James O. Dunaway Memorial Award
For excellence in track and Field journalism, both in print and online.

Scott Davis Memorial Award
Presented to a current announcer

Pinkie Sober Award
Presented to a retired announcer or posthumously

Bud Greenspan Memorial Film and Video Award
For excellence in track and field/running film and video production

Armory Foundation Book Award
For the leading book published in the previous year on track and field, cross country and running

Cordner Nelson Memorial Award
For a body of work writing about track and field and running

H.D. Thoreau Award
For excellence in track and field broadcasting

  • Presented in June at the time of the NCAA Championships

Sam Skinner Memorial Award
For ongoing cooperation with the press

Richard Clarkson Photography Award
For excellence in track and field/cross country/running still photography

Alan Jacobs Blogging Award
For excellence in online personal writing on track and field, cross country or running in the previous year

Don H. Potts Award
For exceptional statistical and research work during the previous year

USTFCCCA Media Award
For exceptional media-related activities within the college sports programs