US Squash Awards
US Squash honors the special and significant contributions individuals have made to the game of squash through a number of special awards and recognitions.
The President’s Cup is the most prestigious annual award for US Squash. Given by the Board Chair and originally donated by William T. Ketcham, Jr., the President’s Cup is awarded to the person who has made substantial, sustained and significant contributions to the game of squash.
The Achievement Bowl
The Achievement Bowl, the oldest award in US Squash, is awarded by the Women’s Committee to people who have made notable and profound contributions to the advancement of the women’s game.
W. Stewart Brauns, Jr. Award
The W. Stewart Brauns, Jr. Award is named after one of the most dedicated and involved leaders of our game who was a tournament director, head referee, committee chair and a founder of the World Squash Federation. The Brauns is given by the US Squash Board to a person who has made major administrative, off-the-court contributions to the game of squash.
Robert W. Callahan Men's Sportsmanship Award
The Robert W. Callahan Men’s Sportsmanship Award is named after the legendary Princeton men’s coach. It is awarded to players who have shown exemplary sportsmanship on and off the court.
A. Carter Fergusson
Grand Master Honor Roll
The A. Carter Fergusson Grand Master Honor Roll recognizes a lifetime of contributions and accomplishments in the game of squash. On the court the Fergusson honorees have demonstrated unbounded enthusiasm, competitive spirit and great sportsmanship and skill along with success; off the court, they have exemplified the ideal qualities of leadership, setting the standard for a life and lifetime in squash.
DeRoy Junior Sportsmanship Award
The DeRoy Junior Sportsmanship Award is awarded to one female and one male high school senior who display exemplary on and off court behavior while competing at a high level of squash.
William T. Ketcham, Jr. Most Improved Award
The William T. Ketcham, Jr. Most Improved Award, named after a former US Squash president and legendary leader of the game, is given to the most outstanding improved junior players.
The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee
Athlete of the Year
The USOC Athlete of the Year is selected by the US Squash National Teams Committee for the most outstanding performance by a Team USA player in international competition and is awarded by the United States Olympic Committee.
Coach of the Year
The USOC National Coach of the Year is a coach of an elite-level club, collegiate, Pan-Am or World Championship team or the coach of an elite athlete who competes at the highest level of the sport. US Squash annually selects a coach of a middle school, high school, collegiate or national team. This coach has exhibited leadership, excellence, character development and mentoring at the highest level.
USOPC Developmental Coach of the Year
The USOC Developmental Coach of the Year nominee is coach of a youth club, high school or junior-level coach, or a coach directly responsible for coaching athletes to the junior and/or elite level. US Squash annually selects a club teaching professional who works directly with players of all abilities, helping develop outstanding, life-long players and members of our community .
Coach of the Year
The USOC Volunteer Coach of the Year is a coach who does not receive payment in any form for their involvement in coaching at any level. US Squash annually selects a mentor who exhibits the core squash values of service, support and fellowship without thought of recompense.
Please help US Squash identify qualified candidates to nominate for our national awards. To nominate someone, simply click the appropriate link below and complete the brief online form to automatically submit it.