Policy Handbook

Awards and Recognition


I. The “Big Five” Senior Awards

Athletes of the Year

Blood Award

Carolyn Stambaugh Award

The William R. Smaltz Award

II. The Spring Athletic Awards Dessert 

The Athletic Department and Student Athlete Advisory Council will sponsor the Athletic Award Dessert in the spring of each year.  This event is conducted to celebrate the athletic accomplishments of our student-athletes throughout the academic year.  All Juniata varsity teams will be recognized and individual awards will be presented.  Individual awards presented on this occasion may not exceed dollar values as mandated by NCAA regulations.  (Please note that the awards dessert supplements any individually funded team celebrations).

III. Championship Awards

Landmark Conference, Commonwealth Conference and Molten Invitational Champions will be allotted a maximum of $75 per student-athlete to purchase awards of their choice decided upon by the team or by the coach.  Note that this amount must be put towards a purchase and is not a monetary prize.

IV. Giant Photos

Given funding availability, Giant Photos may be arranged in the KSRC at the direction of the Director of Athletics and Coordinator of Awards and Recognition.  One Giant Photo will be for the Academic Award winning team.

V. High Individual Honors display

Plaques for 1st and 2nd team All-America honors and other national type awards of distinction will be placed in the south display case.  COSIDA Academic All America plaques will also be displayed in the south lobby.

VI. Juniata Sports Hall of Fame

The Juniata College Sports Gall of Fame is administered outside of the Athletics Office by the Juniata Alumni Office and the J-Club. 

VII. Retired Numbers and Jerseys

The primary means of recognizing former Juniata Athletes is the Juniata Sports Hall of Fame.  The Hall of Fame is organized and conducted under the auspices of the college Office of Alumni Affairs.   If there are individuals who for extraordinary circumstances may fall outside the purview of the Juniata Sports Hall of Fame they may be recognized on very rare occasions by retiring and displaying their number in the East lobby of the Kennedy Sports + Recreation Center.   The two different circumstances under which a former athlete may be recognized are:

Formal nominations for retired number recognition can be made by the head coach of the sport in which the former athlete participated.  After nomination has been submitted to the Director of Athletics, approval must be given by each of three different individuals or groups.

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