The Gail Butterfields Research Awards-
Gail Butterfield was elected to the SWACSM Administrative Council as Member-at-Large in 1986 and served three years in that capacity. In 1989 she was elected President Elect and subsequently served as President in 1990-1991 and Past President in 1991-1992. As Past President she also assumed the duties of Chapter Executive Director and served for three years in that capacity. After serving so faithfully in Chapter leadership positions, she was elected to the national ACSM Board of Trustees and eventually elected to the office of ACSM Vice-President. The Gail Butterfield Student research Award was established in honor of Gail who died of a brain tumor in December, 1999. She was also the recipient of the 2000 SWACSM Recognition Award, which was posthumously awarded at the Annual Meeting of the SWACSM in November, 2000.