UCM Athletics Media Team Claims AVCA Broadcasting Award
Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (May 30, 2013) – Central Missouri Athletics, the UCM Media Network and KMOS-TV, the University of Central Missouri's public broadcasting station, have been honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association for their efforts in broadcasting Jennies volleyball during the 2012 season.
The trio was honored as a finalist for the 2012-13 AVCA Grant Burger Media Award. They were chosen as the winners in the broadcast category.
The group was honored for maintaining high quality video and radio broadcasts online as well as in-game entertainment. They produced an online video webcast for each home match during the 2012 season, with selected games also being carried on 1450 KOKO and warrensburgradio.com. In addition, they provided instant replays and fan interaction through the new four-sided video board in UCM's Multipurpose Building.
"The students received great 'real life' experience and class credit in many cases," said Flip Piontek, Jennies head volleyball coach. "In turn, our program received high major Division I quality video board production, television-like webcasts and big matches on our local hometown radio station. If the purpose of the award is to increase awareness of the sport of volleyball through the broadcast platform, this group certainly did that in a big way, and we are very grateful as a program."
In addition, the Mike Knipper, assistant AD for media relations, volleyball contact Greg Gorham and graduate assistant Ryan Anderson were honored as the Division II Central Region Volleyball Sports Information Directors of the Year.