My name is Teri White and on behalf of the Officials Committee, I am here to present the 2022 Officials Excellence Award, given to an individual who has made outstanding and significant contributions over years of officiating service to Masters pool competitions at all levels. Our recipient is Jacki Allender, a very, very familiar name and face to USMS athletes (who are) competing at our National Championship meets over the past 20 years. Jacki has served as the meet referee, our highest position, 7 times. Additionally, she has worked at 4 World and Pan-American championships. Jacki started officiating in LMSC meets in 1997, with her husband Pat competing. And 25 years later, she is still an incredible asset to us. It is an honor to present our award to my good officiating friend and inspirational individual, Jacki Allender.