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Peter Ruona / Wallace Frank

Zone 3 Memorial Athletic / Academic Awards

The Peter Ruona Zone 3 Memorial Athletic/Academic Award is conferred annually to a top male and female swimmer/student within Zone 3.

The Wallace/ Frank Memorial Athletic/Academic Award was created in 1994 as an additional award for a top runner-up male and female Zone 3 swimmer.

FOUR awards will be conferred annually upon TWO male and TWO female graduating high school seniors who represent a USA Swimming member club within the geographic area of Zone 3 of Pacific Swimming. There is no limit on the number of applicants per club. Please note that the funding of the monetary component of the award depends upon Zone 3 budgetary considerations.

CRITERIA

The Peter Ruona/Wallace Frank Zone 3 Memorial Athletic/Academic Awards Committee, in selectingthe recipients each year, will give consideration to the following criteria:

Zone 3 swimmer for a minimum of three years.

Level of performance and dedication of swimmer will be considered.

Grade point average and other academic accomplishments will be considered.

Active participation in Zone 3 Championships (short or long course). (Exception for Senior meet conflicts as approved by Zone.)

Recipients must provide evidence of intent to attend an accredited college or university prior to receiving awards.

MATERIALS REQUIRED FROM APPLICANTS

Maximum 500 word essay to include:

In what fashion has swimming contributed to who and what you are?

Briefly explain the most memorable PERSONAL experience to your Zone 3 career.

For what do you intend to use this money?

A letter from his/her Zone 3 club, signed by coach and President of the Board of Directors, verifying membership in good standing.

One page resume of swimmer's school and community service achievements and honors.

Copy of transcripts after first semester of senior year.

Evidence of enrollment or similar proof of intent to attend an accredited college or university. Thismay be sent after the other application materials but is required prior to the disbursement of the award.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED AND RECEIVED BY MAY 16, 2012

Email applications are preferred, but applications can also be sent via standard mail.

Email to CoachAsher@gmail.com or mail to: Asher Green, 69 Village Parkway, Napa, CA 94558

Winners will be announced and awards presented at a designated Zone 3 Summer meet.

Any questions? Email: coachasher@gmail.com