Author: Angelo Zolotas
The OHSAA Board of Directors approved the OHSAA’s Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity (SEI) committee’s unanimous recommendation to select Kelly Whelan as the recipient of the OHSAA’s 2011 Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Award. She will be presented the award at the annual scholar-athlete banquet June 17 in Columbus. Kelly is currently VP of the GCBOA association.
ABOUT THE SEI AWARD: This adult award is presented to an Ohioan who has displayed outstanding traits of ethical behavior and integrity in the performance of duties and responsibilities. The nominee should be serving or have served in a position of responsibility in which the individual is a role model for others. The SEI Committee recommends the individual to the OHSAA Board of Control. A crystal award is presented to the recipient at the OHSAA Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Banquet. Past winners have been Robert Kanaby, executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations; Fred Dafler, former associate commissioner of the Ohio High School Athletic Association; Chester Roush, a teacher, coach and school administrator in Ohio for 35 years; former U.S. Senator John H. Glenn Jr., whose distinguished career has included military service, the U.S. space program, corporate management and local and national politics; Archie Griffin, associate director of athletics at The Ohio State University, where he became the only football player in history to win the Heisman Trophy twice; Jimmy Crum, who was sports director at WCMH-TV, channel 4, in Columbus for 41 years; Wayne Embry, an NBA basketball executive and a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame; Jo Ann Davidson, the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1995 through 2000; Bill Hosket, a former basketball standout who is successful in business and broadcasting; and Larry Kehres, Mount Union College Head Football Coach of 17 years.