Courage Award


The OCCA Courage Award is designed to recognize and honor inspirational coaches, cheerleaders, and teams who reject fear and defy limitations through their display of leadership, perseverance, dignity and commitment to overcome obstacles in pursuit of their goals. One winner of the Courage Award may receive a Carrie Otter Memorial Scholarship. Anyone can nominate for the Courage Awards, but all nominees must be members of the OCCA.

Click HERE to nominate a worthy candidate!

2005
Jenna Cunningham
Oregon Elite & Crescent Valley High School

2005
Tiffani Bright
North Medford High School

2006
Megan Barnhart
Newport High School

2007
The Dalles-Wahtonka High School
Cheer Team

2007
Sally Kennedy
McMinnville High School

​2007
Stephanie Oakes
Springfield High School

2008
Emily Giersch
Canby High School

​2009​​
Rena Chapman
David Douglas High School

2012
Koty Strubel
Willamette Valley Invasion

​2014
Kim Hunter
Varsity

​2016
Terrie Sheik
Lake Oswego High School

2016​
Jill Grimes
Elkton High School

​2017
Jade Jacks
Central Linn High School

​2018​
​Wilson Cheer

2019
​​Sara Beasley
Pleasant Hill High School

2020/2021
Phoenix High School
Cheer Team

2020/2021
Ashley Bell, Coach
Westview High School

2020/2021
Chaela Baker, Cheerleader
Ridgeview High School