The Sports Turf Managers Association has named Orioles head groundskeeper Nicole Sherry the recipient of the Dick Ericson Founders' Award. Sherry received the award at the STMA banquet on Friday in Phoenix, Ariz. The Dick Ericson Award, established in 1997, is awarded annually to a STMA member who effectively manages sports fields and their facility, exhibits the qualities of a true team leader, and who positively impacts the sports turf industry. The award was created to honor Dick Ericson, one of the four Founders of the STMA, who also served as the first President of the STMA from 1981 to 1982. Ericson has made contributions to the STMA and continues to have an impact in raising the level of professionalism within the industry. Sherry will begin her 13th season as the Orioles head groundskeeper this year and her 16th season with the Orioles organization overall. Sherry, along with Major League Baseball and Discovery Education, have worked with local schools to introduce students to a variety of science and STEM concepts related to her job as groundskeeper.