UT's Campbell Receives Sports Turf Managers' Highest Honor

Feb. 6, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Harry C. Gill Memorial Award was presented to former Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) board president and Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) Bob Campbell from the University of Tennessee. The award was presented at the organization's 20th annual convention held in San Jose, Calif., on Jan. 13-17.

The Gill Award recognizes an individual for their hard work in the sports turf industry and acknowledges their dedication and service to the STMA. Campbell was honored for his extraordinary commitment to the profession. His sports field management practices have raised the bar for all sports turf managers, and he is lauded as a mentor to many in the industry. His leadership helped to navigate STMA through turbulent times, and it is through his leadership that the association is strong and vibrant today.

The STMA presents four awards named after the founders of the STMA: Dick Ericson, Dr. William H. Daniel, George Toma, and Harry Gill. Each award has separate and distinct judging criteria. Those nominated are evaluated confidentially and independently by the STMA Board of Directors, and winners are not notified until their name is announced during the banquet.

Other STMA Founders Award winners are:

The Dick Ericson Award - Mike Tarantino, Poway School District, Poway, Calif.

The Dr. William H. Daniel Award - Dr. Grady Miller, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

The George Toma Golden Rake Award - David Reiss, Wasatch County School District, Heber City, Utah

STMA is the not-for-profit, professional association for the men and women who manage sports fields. Since 1981, the association and its dozens of local chapters have been providing education, information and sharing practical knowledge in the art and science of sports field management. Its more than 2,500 members oversee sports fields and facilities at schools, colleges and universities, parks and recreational facilities, and professional sports stadiums.

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