Syracuse's Bill Spaulding Wins STAA's Jim Nantz Award
May 7, 2012 at 8:21 AM (PT)
SPORTSCASTERS TALENT AGENCY OF AMERICA (STAA) has bestowed its annual JIM NANTZ Award for the nation’s most outstanding collegiate sports broadcaster on SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY's BILL SPAULDING. The award, which goes to a junior for the second consecutive year, will be presented on JUNE 11th at the NATIONAL SPORTSCASTERS AND SPORTSWRITERS ASSOCIATION’s annual awards banquet in SALISBURY, NC. SPAULDING's fellow SYRACUSE students CRAIG HOFFMAN, JOHN NOLAN, and CHRIS LEWIS are also among the top 5 2012 "All-America" honorees, along with FORDHAM's KYLE KESSES and EMERSON COLLEGE's BEN BARKER.
Judges included CHELESNIK, LEARFIELD SPORTS Broadcast Manager TOM BOMAN, IMG COLLEGE Assistant VP CHAD CLEVELAND, ATLANTA FALCONS and GEORGIA TECH radio voice WES DURHAM, LOCAL MEDIA OF AMERICA Sports XEPRS-A (XX 1090)/SAN DIEGO host LEE "HACKSAW" HAMILTON, OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY play-by-play voice PAUL KEELS, VIRGINIA TECH radio voice BILL ROTH, and COLORADO ROCKIES announcer JERRY SCHEMMEL.
“BILL SPAULDING excels with both play-by-play and reporting. His fundamentals are rock solid, and he has a fun, kind of quirky personality in his play-by-play that makes him truly unique,“ said STAA CEO JON CHELESNIK. "SYRACUSE has long been recognized as the nation’s premier university for sports broadcasters. This year’s STAA awards certainly bears that out. EMERSON COLLEGE also deserves major congratulations. They’re a small school, yet they placed three students among our Top 20.”
See the complete list of the top 20 by clicking here.