2015 Phyllis L. Tubbs Service Award
In 1975-76 the ICGSA Executive Board established this award to be given to honor an ICGSA member who has served girls’ athletics for several years. The recipient should have been or is an active member of ICGSA, and has established longevity through several years of service to girls’ athletics and the association. In 2002-03 the Executive Board named this award the Phyllis L. Tubbs Service Award.
Service Award winner grew up in Northwest Indiana, “The
Region”, playing backyard basketball, baseball, and whatever other games with
the boys and girls in the neighborhood.
She got to play softball leagues in the summer starting at a young age
and GAA from middle school through the beginning of high school never realizing
that girls couldn’t play sports at the same level as boys. At
In 1982 she returned to
She attended her first ICGSA conference as a sophomore in college and joined both the ICGSA and AAHPHERD after college and continues to be a member of both. Our recipient was elected to two terms on our ICGSA Executive Board where she served as the Secretary, 2nd Vice-President, and 1st Vice-President prior to assuming the Presidency in 2000-01. She indicates that some of her fondest memories of the ICGSA were being a part of the Executive Board and the friendships she made.
In addition to her service to the ICGSA she served on the IHSAA Girls’ Advisory Committee from 1994-96, and has actively contributed to the Valparaiso Parks Department by serving as the Director of Adult volleyball leagues, was a Volleyball League Official for seven years, served on the Volleyball League Committee for four years, and the Girls’ Softball Committee for two years. She was a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association from 1983-1999.
Executive Board has chosen to honor Cheryl Girman for
her Service not only to ICGSA but her continued service to the young female
athletes in the “Region” in