DALLAS – The Penn State Soccer Strategic Communications staff has been acknowledged by the Soccer Writers Affiliation of America (FWAA) as a winner of its Tremendous 11 Award. The Tremendous 11 is offered yearly to the highest performing communications departments within the Soccer Bowl Subdivision (FBS). That is the primary time Penn State has acquired the respect in its division historical past.
Qualifiers for the Tremendous 11 Award included media accessibility, press field operation, high quality and timeliness of knowledge offered, appropriately up to date data on-line, private responsiveness to media inquiries, in addition to the accessibility of gamers and coaches.
Different winners for the 2020 season embrace: Appalachian State, Boston Faculty, Clemson, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas State, Kentucky, Nebraska, North Carolina and West Virginia. Penn State was one among 4 first-time recipients.
Affiliate Athletic Director Kristina Petersen oversees the Strategic Communications workplace and handles media requests for Head Coach James Franklin, whereas affiliate director Greg Kincaid leads the communication efforts for the Nittany Lion soccer program. Aiding Kincaid with soccer duties is assistant director Paul Marboe. The Strategic Communications workplace offered further assist all through the 2020 soccer season, together with help from affiliate director Rose Carter, assistant administrators Patrick Donghia, John Hanna, Matt Jackson, Nicole Praga, Ryan Snyder, Kevin Stoicovy and Chelsea Vielhauer, and employees assistant Cristin Guiher.
Additionally supporting Penn State’s media relations efforts in 2020 have been video advisor Matt Wagner, videographer Kyle Rinaldi and athletics photographer Mark Selders.
“This (2020) was a unique form of 12 months, clearly,” FWAA Govt Director Steve Richardson stated. “We tried to honor colleges who went the additional mile in participant and coach entry remotely typically or to assist writers in a scrambled season.”
FWAA members who coated faculty soccer throughout the 2020 season offered enter within the awards survey.
In January 2009, the FWAA started the Tremendous 11 Awards. The idea has been supported and endorsed by the Faculty Sports activities Data Administrators of America (CoSIDA), a lot of whom are members of the FWAA. The FWAA has now awarded Tremendous 11 to 74 totally different colleges within the 12 years of this system.
The Soccer Writers Affiliation of America, a non-profit group based in 1941, consists of greater than 1,300 women and men throughout North America who cowl faculty soccer for a dwelling. The membership consists of journalists, broadcasters and publicists, in addition to key executives in all of the areas that contain the sport. The FWAA works to manipulate areas that embrace game-day operations, main awards, a nationwide ballot and its annual All-America groups.