Friday, November 4, 2016

Alfred University: Boswell wins NCAA Award

ALFRED, NY – Chris Boswell, assistant sports information director at Alfred University, has been recognized by the NCAA for a video he produced for the NCAA’s Division III Week last spring.
The NCAA announced Wednesday that Boswell has been named the recipient of the 2016 Fall Division III and D3SIDA Recognition Award.
He was honored for a video he produced as part of Alfred University’s celebration of the NCAA’s Division III Week, April 4-8, 2016. In the video, student-athletes from most of the University’s NCAA-affiliated varsity athletic teams spoke about what it means to be a student-athlete competing in Division III intercollegiate athletics. The award is given jointly by the NCAA Division III and the Division III Sports Information Directors of America.
The award seeks “to recognize the best work by athletics communication directors portraying the Division III identity and student-athlete experience. The recognition program is part of the Division III identity initiative. It seeks to honor the best work – including news releases, feature articles, videos, blogs and other materials – produced by Division III campus and conference athletics communication offices,” according to Adam Skaggs, assistant director for Division III Governance Communications.
Of Boswell’s video, Skaggs wrote: “The video was exceptionally well done and chosen by a selection committee of D3SIDA members as the best work this quarter.”
For winning the award, Boswell is eligible to receive a $1,500 credit to attend Division III Day, June 12, 2017, at the annual College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) convention.
Boswell has been assistant sports information director at Alfred University since the fall of 2014. He specializes in electronic/social media and video production and is also primary media contact for women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field.
 Prior to coming to AU, he served two years as assistant sports information director at Vassar College, and was acting SID at Vassar from March to July, 2013. He is a 2012 graduate of Mansfield (PA) University, earning a bachelor’s degree in mass communications (journalism and broadcasting) while serving as a student worker in the University’s Office of Sports Information. He was the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Bill Esposito Memorial Award. Presented by the Eastern College Athletic Conference Sports Information Directors Association (ECAC-SIDA), the award recognizes a graduating college senior or first-year graduate student who wishes to pursue a career in the athletics communications field.
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