2012 Alan Shekhtman

Alan Shekhtman is first Awardee of
Judy Devlin Fund for Excellence in Badminton

                    Alan Shekhtman of Maugus Club, MA, a member of Team USA that won the Team Championship at the 2012 Pan Am Junior Championships, is the first awardee of the Judy Devlin Fund for Excellence in Badminton.  For the year 2012, Alan is the most accomplished Junior in the Northeast, winning the doubles event in the Connecticut Open and Junior Nationals (U19) and being a finalist in singles in the MidAtlantic Classic and Junior International Trials.
             In awarding Alan with a certificate and money, the Fund Committee wrote,
"Congratulations for all your accomplishments in regional, national and international badminton competitions this year.  Your hard work and dedication has not only earned you a position on Team USA for the upcoming 2012 World Junior Championship in Chiba, Japan in October.  You have also distinguished yourself as the Northeast Region's exemplar athlete.  The Northeast Badminton Association is pleased to honor you with one of the first awards from the Judy Devlin Fund for Excellence in Badminton."
             Alan is the first junior from the Northeast to make it to Team USA for the World Junior Championships. Judy Devlin was from the Northeast; she established an incredible performance record of national and international titles accumulated over her long competitive career spanning more than 15 years.  The Fund in her honor, was established to support the Region's efforts to promote badminton and see players from the Region excel in national and international competitions.   Follow Judy's footsteps, anyone?