BAY CENTER — Jack W. Berryman, Ph.D., a resident of Bay Center, received two prestigious international awards this past summer.
In June, Berryman received the Citation Award from the American College of Sports Medicine at their 64th annual meeting in Denver for his outstanding contributions to the history of sports medicine and exercise science. He has published more than 70 articles, book chapters and books in the field over his 40-year career in higher education. ACSM is the world’s largest association of its kind, with over 50,000 members in more than 90 countries.
In August, Berryman received the Roderick Haig-Brown Literary Award from Fly Fishers International at their 52nd annual meeting in Livingston, Montana. The award inscription said: “Presented to Jack Berryman whose literary works embody the philosophy and spirit of fly fishing ethics, conservation and the rich history of the sport.” Since 1964, FFI has been an organized voice for fly fishers around the world and represent all aspects of the sport from the art of fly-tying and casting to protection of the natural systems that support healthy fisheries and their habitats. Berryman was only the 16th recipient since the award is only given when a worthy candidate is identified.
As a freelance author, Berryman has published over 300 articles in a wide variety of adventure, travel, and fishing magazines. His book, Fly-Fishing Pioneers & Legends of the Northwest, won the Best Book Award in 2007 from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Berryman is Professor Emeritus in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington.