2015 Cooper Awards

Academic Ambassador Award

Joshua Rutsky
Hoover High School
Hoover, AL

PACE is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Award is Coach Joshua Rutsky of Hoover High School in Alabama. Coach Rutsky is being recognized for his efforts in spreading pyramidal quizbowl in Alabama, including spearheading the transition of the ASCA state championship to a pyramidal format, as well as his enduring willingness to help out new teams and coaches in need of advice.

Young Ambassador Award

Nicholas Karas
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

The winner of the 2015 Young Ambassador Award is Nicholas Karas of Berkeley, who is being recognized for his outreach efforts in Northern California, where the high school circuit has vastly expanded in recent years in large part due to his tireless emailing, phone calls, and mailers to schools, as well as his willingness to direct quality tournaments with teams from over 40 schools.