Daniel Award

2014 Dr. William H. Daniel Award


scottdanielBrian Scott from Mt. San Antonio College received the 2014 William H. Daniel Award.

This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the sports turf industry through his or her research, teaching or extension outreach. In teaching and outreach, Brian stands apart because of his passion not only for the subject matter, but to the future professionals he instructs. He cares so deeply about students because he started his own sports turf journey as a student at this conference...over 30 years ago. A past student of Brian's cited his holistic approach to teaching and instruction. He says "With this person, it's not just about sports turf but about life skills, family, friends, networking and being involved professionally. This person is solid...and helps all his students achieve." 

Brian (right) is pictured with the 2013 winner, Dr. Brad Fresenburg.

Dr. William H. Daniel Award Winners

2014 - Brian Scott, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut (CA)

2013 - Dr. Brad Fresenburg, University of Missouri-Columbia (MO)

2012 - Dr. Beth Guertal, Auburn University (AL)

2011 - Dr. Leah Brilman, Seed Research of Oregon (OR)

2010 - John Sorochan, Ph.D., University of Tennessee (TN)

2009 - Tony Koski, Ph.D., Colorado State University (CO) 

2008 - Grady Miller, Ph.D., North Carolina State University (NC) 

2007 - Michael Goatley, Jr., Ph.D., Turfgrass Specialist, Virginia Tech University (VA) 

2006 - James McAfee, Ph.D., Extension Turfgrass Specialist, Texas A&M (TX) 

2005 - Jeff Fowler, Penn State Cooperative Extension (PA)

2004 - A.J. Powell, Jr., Ph.D., University of Kentucky (KY)

2003 - Pam Sherratt, Ohio State University (OH)

2002 - David Gilstrap, Ph.D., Michigan State University (MI)

2001 - Coleman Ward, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Auburn University (AL)

2000 - Andrew McNitt, Ph.D., Penn State University (PA)

1999 - Donald Waddington, Ph.D., Penn State University (PA)

1998 - Steve Cockerham, University of California/Riverside (CA)

1997 - James Beard, Ph.D., International Sports Turf Institute (TX)

1996 - Kent Kurtz, Ph.D., (deceased) Cal Poly Pomona (CA)

1994 - Dave Minner, Ph.D., Iowa State University (IA)

1993 - John N. "Trey" Rogers, III, Ph.D., Michigan State University (MI)

1992 - Henry Wilkinson, Ph.D., University of Illinois (IL)

1991 - Steve Cockerham, University of California/Riverside (CA)

(Note: The William H. Daniel Award was known as the Excellence in Research Award prior to 1997.)

Facility listed is where employed at time of award. Check Roster for current listing

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