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ARIZONA AMATEUR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION UMPIRE RECOGNITION -
UMPIRE OF THE YEAR AWARDS

In late 2011, the Arizona ASA Umpire Staff developed an Umpire Recognition Program to recognize umpires who have distinguished themselves through their on field performance at the local level during State Championship Play and, in many cases, other Championship Play and during National Championship Play.  Also taken into consideration during the selection processes is the umpire’s overall cooperation, support, enthusiasm and loyalty to Arizona ASA.

At first the program included a wide variety of categories and an overall Umpire of the Year Category.  In 2013 the program was further refined and it is envisioned will remain as it is today for many years to come.  The Umpire Recognition Program includes a District Umpire of the Year (can be either Fast Pitch or Slow Pitch) and an overall Umpire of the Year (can be either Fast Pitch or Slow Pitch).

The Umpire of the Year Award is presented to the selected umpires in front of their peers at the Annual District Rules and Mechanics Clinics conducted in each District.  Each Umpire of Year receives a "Home Plate" Plaque, appropriately inscribed, with their name, year and Award Title.


2015 Umpire of the Year Award Winners
 

Arizona ASA Umpire of the Year

Geri Magwire (Fast Pitch Umpire)

Tempe, AZ

Northwest District Umpire of the Year

Chris Gall (Fast Pitch Umpire)

Lake Havasu City, AZ

Central District Umpire of the Year

Kevin Rusk (Fast Pitch and 16 Inch Slow Pitch Umpire)

Scottsdale, AZ

South District Umpire of the Year

Paul Guiffre (Fast Pitch Umpire)

Tucson, AZ

Wayne Fulton Character Award

Steve Harbeck

Prescott Valley, AZ

 


The 2015 Arizona Amateur Softball Association Umpire of the Year Award was presented to Geri Magwire of Tempe, Arizona. The Award was presented at the Central District Annual Fast Pitch Umpire Clinic, Peoria, AZ on 6 February 2015.

Pictured above L-R:
AZ ASA UIC Wally Latall, 2015 AZ ASA Umpire of the Year Geri Magwire and AZ ASA Deputy UIC Andy Williams

The 2015 Northwest District Umpire of the Year Award was presented to Chris Gall of Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The Award was presented at the Annual Northwest District Prescott Umpire Clinic on 16 April 2015.

Pictured above L-R:
AZ ASA Deputy UIC, Andy Williams, 2015 Northwest District Umpire of the Year Chris Gall, AZ ASA Commissioner Don Fishel and AZ ASA UIC Wally Latall

The 2015 Central District Umpire of the Year Award was presented to Kevin Rusk of Scottsdale, Arizona. The Award was presented at the Annual Central District Fast Pitch Umpire Clinic in Peoria, AZ on 16 February 2016.

Pictured above L-R:
AZ ASA UIC Wally Latall, 2015 Central District Umpire of the Year Kevin Rusk, and AZ ASA Deputy UIC Andy Williams

The 2015 South District Umpire of the Year Award was presented to Paul Guiffre of Tucson, Arizona. The Award was presented at the Annual South District Umpire Clinic held in Tucson on 12 March 2016.

Pictured above L-R:
AZ ASA South District UIC Tim Jackson, AZ ASA UIC Wally Latall, 2015 South District Umpire of the Year Paul Guiffre, and ASA Rocky Mountain Region 13 UIC Joe Robinson


THE WAYNE FULTON "CHARACTER AWARD"

The Wayne Fulton Character Award, named after the long time Arizona ASA veteran Umpire Wayne Fulton, is a special Award periodically presented to an umpire who has distinguished themselves by their contributions to the success of other umpires and to the success of and overall contributions to Arizona ASA both on and off the field. The Award was first created in 2011 by Aaron Burns and first presented to Wayne Fulton.

Recognizing him in 2015 for his immeasurable contributions over the past several years while serving as a National Championship Umpire Coordinator, Field Supervisor of Invitational and Championship Tournaments and as an Umpire, this Award was presented to Steve Harbeck of Prescott Valley AZ, during the Annual Northwest District Prescott Umpire Clinic held on 16 April 2016.

The Award reads:

"In admiration and appreciation of your dedication, enthusiasm, contributions and hard work on behalf of ASA Softball in Arizona. From everyone who is part of Arizona ASA, thank you, Steve"

Pictured above L-R:
AZ ASA Commissioner Don Fishel, AZ ASA Deputy UIC Andy Williams, Award Recipient Steve Harbeck, and AZ ASA UIC Wally Latall


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