Northeastern U.'s Alex Faust Wins 2011 Jim Nantz Award
May 18, 2011 at 5:08 PM (PT)
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY junior ALEX FAUST has won the 2011 JIM NANTZ Award for the nation's top collegiate sportscaster. The award was presented by SPORTSCASTERS TALENT AGENCY OF AMERICA at the NATIONAL SPORTSCASTERS AND SPORTSWRITERS ASSOCIATION banquet in SALISBURY, NC on MAY 16th.
“You know within the first ten seconds ALEX is an exceptional sports broadcaster,” said STAA CEO JON CHELESNIK of FAUST, the first non-senior to win the award. “His voice, enunciation, energy and pacing are outstanding and he has a good grasp of some of the more advanced sportscasting techniques.”
Named as 2011 All-Americans by the organization were runners-up JOHN KURTZ of KANSAS STATE, MIKE LEFKO of SYRACUSE, TONY SIMEONE of PEPPERDINE, BRIAN BOESCH of OHIO UNIVERSITY, and ALEX PERLMAN of SYRACUSE.
Judges for this season’s awards included CHELESNIK, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS sportscaster CHUCK BARRETT, LEARFIELD SPORTS Broadcast Manager TOM BOMAN, INDIANA PACERS broadcaster MARK BOYLE, ATLANTA FALCONS and GEORGIA TECH voice Wes Durham, IMG VP-Broadcast Division CHRIS FERRIS, CINCINNATI REDS and OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY play-by-play voice PAUL KEELS, and VIRGINIA TECH play-by-play broadcaster BILL ROTH.