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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Pitt State broadcasting class finalist for national award

For the third time in four years, the sports broadcasting class at Pittsburg State University has been recognized as one of the top three in the nation.

Collegiate Broadcasters, Inc. has named the PSU sports broadcasting students as finalists in the Best Sports Play-by-Play category of the 2007 National Student Production Awards. The winner will be announced on Friday, Oct. 26, in Washington D.C. The competition recognizes the best in student electronic media production in 25 different categories, and has this year judged entries from more than 100 student radio and television stations across the United States.

“The students here have a great opportunity to practice the art of sports production,” said Troy Comeau, director of student broadcasting at PSU. “Over the years, we’ve been able to add multiple camera angles, graphics, statistics and instant replay thanks to the support of the athletic department, PSU administration, and our local business sponsors. I’m very proud of what we can do at this university.”

The other finalist schools in the Play-by-Play category are Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y., and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La.

The PSU broadcasting class was named as a finalist for their play-by-play coverage of last fall’s PSU vs. Fort Hays State University football game. Zoel Lopez, a senior from Coffeyville, Kan., called play-by-play. Andrew Daugherty, a senior from Cherryvale, Kan., was the color analyst. Other students involved in the production include Christina Brown, a graduate student from Joplin, Mo., Jacob Schreiner, a senior from Sharon, Kan., Greg Melching, a senior from Galesburg, Kan., Tyler Swezey, a senior from Drexel, Mo., and Zach Howard and Tennyson Williams, both seniors from Pittsburg.

Replays of the sports productions can be seen locally at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays on CAPS 13 (cable channel 13 in Pittsburg). Live, home games are available for a small fee at
www.themiaa.com for those with high-speed Internet access.

For more information on the National Student Production Awards, go to

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