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PSA AWARD WINNERS FOR 2018


Coaches Hall of Fame: Ma- rina Zoueva, Nancy Rush


Distinguished Official Award: Lorrie Parker, national, ISU Championship and Olympic judge


Betty Berens Award, to a coach who has served with dignity and fortitude: Carol Fox


Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue celebrate their first U.S. title with their coach Patrice Lauzon. Hubbell and Donohue went on to claim a silver medal at the World Championships in Milan.


that was train for Worlds, and that didn’t change. We always had the plan of com- ing home and finishing strong at Worlds.” Success breeds success, and as


Dubreuil said in PyeongChang, “We’re the flavor of the month.” Two-time World medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates, who won the U.S. title in 2015, and reigning Four Continents champions Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker, fourth in the U.S. last season, moved to Montreal this spring. Hubbell and Donohue welcome


them. “We have no doubt that Ma-


rie-France and Patrice will find the best way to push their school forward,” Hubbell said. “Tat’s something they’ve always been very good at; that’s part of why they are excelling right now. Tey are so open-minded, they really see no limitations in their skaters. Marie-France


and Patrice are always open to challenges.” Editor’s note: Coach of the Year,


Developmental Coach of the Year, Kollen and McGrath awards are joint PSA/U.S. Figure Skating awards.


F. Ritter Shumway Award for unending dedication and significant contribu- tion: Kathy Casey


Sonja Henie Award to a female skater or coach who has brought recognition to the sport in a positive manner: Mirai Nagasu


Gustave Lussi Award to a male skater or coach who has brought recognition to the sport in a positive manner: Adam Rippon


Joe Serafine National Vol- unteer of the Year Award: Patrick O’Neil


Shulman Award for Life- time Achievement: Janet Tremer


Fritz Dietl National Award for Ice Arena Excellence: The Rinx Total Skating Pro- gram, Oyster Bay, New York


Developmental Coach of the Year: Josh Babb and Pam May, Skyliners Synchronized Skating


Paul McGrath Choreogra- phy Award: Scott Brown


Pieter Kollen Sport Science Coaching Award: Devin Wang


2018 President’s Ex- cellence Award: Mary Johanson, Kasandra Nie- meier, Alyssa Craig, Theresa McKendry, Andria Kelling, Cindy Larson Sullivan, Cheryl Faust, Audra Leech, Gerry Lane


Photo of the Year: Melanie Heaney


COACHES JUDGES SKATERS PARENTS UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL EVENTS


PSA Seminar Super Site - Missouri July 21-22, 2018


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