IBMA Hennessy Award of Merit
The Hennessy Award of Merit is named after the late bowling reporter and USBC Hall of Famer, Mike Hennessy. Hennessy, the ultimate "jack of all bowling trades" covered bowling at all levels of the sport. The award places focus on sports writers who have contributed to the betterment of bowling by educating the public both general and sport specific of the accomplishments of those involved in the game as well as offering thoughtful and provocative commentary on issues that affect the direction and future of bowling. Hennessy served as president of the BWAA in 1997.
IBMA Hennessy Award of Merit recipients:
2013 - Mark Gerberich, Akron, OH
2012 - John LaSpina, Brooklyn, NY
2011 - Jim Goodwin, Rockwall, TX