Announcing the 2016 Callahan Award

by | April 11, 2016, 6:00am 0

Skyd Magazine and founder Charles Kerr are pleased to announce the 2016 Callahan Award. Founded in 1996 by Charles Kerr, the award is named for Henry Callahan, an ultimate player and one of the sport’s original organizers (for more on Henry, listen to our podcast with his brother, Jay).

The Callahan award recognizes the most valuable players in men’s and women’s college ultimate.

In the eyes of his or her peers, the Callahan winner is the personification of the ideal ultimate player. Like Henry himself, players who win the award are recognized not just for their on-field accomplishments, but display superior athleticism, outstanding sportsmanship, leadership and dedication. As ultimate’s oldest and most prestigious award, it is hoped players nominated for the Callahan will continue as ambassadors for the sport through superior on-field play and sportsmanship.

Nomination and voting will once again take part with the help of award partners Ultimate Central. Their central voting system allows the process to flow smoothly, and helps every candidate gain notice within the community.

2015 Callahan Award winner Alika Johnston (Photo by Alex Fraser -

2015 Callahan Award winner Alika Johnston (Photo by Alex Fraser –

Past Winners (Full List)

2011 George Stubbs
Harvard University
Leila Tunnell
UNC Chapel Hill
2012 Nick Lance
Georgia Tech
Paula Seville
University of Michigan
2013 Dylan Freechild
University of Oregon
Claire Chastain
UNC Wilmington
2014 Jimmy Mickle
University of Colorado
Cassie Swafford
Ohio State University
2015 Jonathan Nethercutt
UNC Chapel Hill
Alika Johnston
University of Virginia


Callahan Award Dates

  • 4/11/2016 – Nominations Open for Teams/Regional Coordinators
  • 4/29/2016 – Nominations Close for Teams/Regional Coordinators
  • 5/2/2016 – Voting Opens
  • 5/22/2016 – Voting Closes
  • 5/30/2016 – Callahan Winners Announced

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