USQ Member Awards

The purpose of these awards is to honor specific outstanding achievements of USQ teams throughout a year-long academic season.

All USQ members are eligible to submit nominations for the USQ end-of-season awards. A team may not win two awards in the same category in one year; in the event that this occurs, the team will be granted the award with the most votes, and the other award will be granted to the team with the next highest number of votes. A single team is eligible to win a team award and an event award in the same year. 

Please view previous winners below; for more detailed information, you can review past years' complete winner information in the sidebar. 


USQ SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD FOR A COMMENDABLE DEMONSTRATION OF FAIR PLAY, GENEROSITY AND INTEGRITY

2014: Texas A&M University Quidditch

2013: University of California Los Angeles

2012: Vassar College

XANDER MANSHEL AWARD FOR FURTHERING THE USQ MISSION OF CREATIVITY, COMMUNITY AND COMPETITION

2014: Tennessee Tech Quidditch

2013: University of Ottawa

2012: Boston University

FIRST YEAR SURVIVAL AWARD FOR THE MOST IMPRESSIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN A YEAR ONE MEMBER TEAM

2014: Lone Star Quidditch Club

2013: Lost Boys Quidditch Club

2012: Briarcliff Nearly Headless Nicholas Cages

#SWAG AWARD FOR THE MOST POWERFUL VISUAL AND PHYSICAL PRESENCE

2014: Winthrop University Quidditch

2013: Northern Arizona University Narwhals

2012: Emerson College

SERVICE AWARD FOR THEIR MOST IMPRESSIVE EAGERNESS TO GIVE BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITY AND WILLINGNESS TO USE QUIDDITCH TO EFFECT CHANGE

2014: Hofstra University

2013: N/A

2012: Tufts University

COMPETITION AWARD FOR THE MOST SUCCESSFUL QUIDDITCH TOURNAMENT RUN BY A TEAM OR GROUP OF TEAMS*

2014: University of Maryland’s “Turtle Cup III”

2013: University of Maryland’s “Shell-Shocking Spectacular”

2012: University of Maryland’s “Shell-Shocking Spectacular”

*Formerly known as the “Better than the World Cup” award

COMMUNITY AWARD FOR THE MOST SUCCESSFUL QUIDDITCH COMMUNITY SOCIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR RUN BY A TEAM OR GROUP OF TEAMS*

2014: Scottish Highland Games by Central Florida

2013: McGill Quidditch’s “Yule Ball”

2012: Purdue University’s “Yule Ball”

*Formerly known as the “Better than the Weasley/Delacour Wedding” Award

FUNDRAISING AWARD FOR THE MOST CREATIVE AND SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER*

2014: Utah Crimson Fliers’ Quidditch Trading Cards

2013: Utah Crimson Fliers’ Quidditch Trading Cards

2012: Marquette University’s t-shirt sale

*Formerly known as the “Money is Might” Award

Former Awards

PORTKEY AWARD for the greatest distance traveled

Perth Phoenixes - 2013 

NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM AWARD for the team that faced and fought through the toughest hurdles throughout the year all while maintaining a positive attitude.

Purdue University - 2012