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.

​Courage Award Nomination Form

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

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