NSSA Feature

NSSA Announces Sportscasters and Sportswriters of the Year

The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) has unveiled its list of national and state award winners for 2011.

NBC and MLB Network’s Bob Costas and Washington Post national sportswriter and author John Feinstein have been selected to enter the NSSA Hall of Fame.  ESPN’s Dan Shulman has been named National Sportscaster of the Year while Sports Illustrated’s Joe Posnanski has been selected as the National Sportswriter of the year.

The national winners, along with the state winners, will be recognized at the NSSA’s Awards Banquet June 11th in Salisbury, NC.

Here is the list of the state sportscaster and sportswriter winners:

ALABAMA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Jim Dunaway, CBS 42/WJOX Radio, Birmingham
ALABAMA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Doug Segrest, Birmingham News, Birmingham

ARKANSAS SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Steve Sullivan, KATV, Little Rock
ARKANSAS SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Bob Wisener, The Sentinel Record, Hot Springs

ARIZONA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Tim Ring, KTVK-TV, Phoenix
ARIZONA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Paola Boivin, Arizona Republic, Phoenix

CALIFORNIA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Vin Scully, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles

COLORADO SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Drew Goodman, ROOT Sports, Denver
COLORADO SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Dave Krieger, Denver Post, Denver

CONNECTICUT SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Joe D’Ambrosio, UConn Huskies/IMG Sports Network, Farmington
Kevin Nathan, WVIT-TV & UConn Huskies/IMG Sports Network, West Hartford
CONNECTICUT SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, Hartford

DC SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Lindsay Czarniak, WRC-TV (now with ESPN), Washington
DC SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
John Keim, DC Examiner, Washington

DELAWARE SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
John Sadak, 1290 the Ticket, Wilmington
DELAWARE SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Jon Buzby, Newark Post, Newark

FLORIDA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Gene Deckerhoff, Florida State/IMG Sports Network, Tallahassee &
Tampa Bay Bucs Radio Network, Tampa
FLORIDA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Gary Shelton, St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg

GEORGIA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Bob Rathbun, Fox Sports South, Atlanta
GEORGIA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Jeff Schultz, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta

HAWAII SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Dave Vinton, OC16 (Time Warner Cable), Honolulu
HAWAII SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Stephen Tsai, Honolulu Star Advertiser, Honolulu

IOWA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
John Walters, WOI-TV, Des Moines
IOWA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Rick Brown, Des Moines Register, Des Moines

IDAHO SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Bob Behler, Boise State Broncos/Learfield Radio Network, Boise
IDAHO SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman, Boise

ILLINOIS SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Dave Eanet, Northwestern Wildcats/Learfield Radio Network, Chicago
ILLINOIS SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Paul Klee, Champaign News Gazette, Champaign

INDIANA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Don Fischer, Indiana Hoosiers/Learfield Radio Network, Bloomington
INDIANA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis

KANSAS SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Wyatt Thompson, K-State/Learfield Radio Network, Manhattan
KANSAS SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Kevin Haskin, Topeka Capital Journal, Topeka

KENTUCKY SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Drew Deener, WKRD Radio, Louisville
KENTUCKY SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Larry Vaught, Danville Advocate Messenger, Danville

LOUISIANA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Lynn Rollins, Cox Sports, Baton Rouge
LOUISIANA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Perryn Keys, Baton Rouge Advocate, Baton Rouge

MASSACHUSETTS SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Mike Lynch, WCVB-TV, Boston
MASSACHUSETTS SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe, Boston

MARYLAND SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Pete Gilbert, WBAL-TV, Baltimore
MARYLAND SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Mike Preston, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore

MAINE SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Rich Kimball, Maine Black Bear/Learfield Sports Network, Orono
MAINE SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Pete Warner, Bangor Daily News, Bangor

MICHIGAN SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Mario Impemba, Detroit Tigers/Oakland Univ., Detroit
MICHIGAN SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press, Detroit

MINNESOTA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Bob Kurtz, Minnesota Wild Radio Network, St. Paul
MINNESOTA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Mike Russo. Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis

MISSOURI SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
John Covington, KLPW, Washington
MISSOURI SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Bill Battle, Washington Missourian, Washington

MISSISSIPPI SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
David Kellum, Ole Miss Radio Network, Oxford
John Cox, Southern Mississippi/IMG Sports Network, Hattiesburg
MISSISSIPPI SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Rick Cleveland, Clarion Ledger, Jackson

MONTANA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Mick Holien, Montana Grizzlies/Learfield Radio Network, Missoula
MONTANA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Greg Rachac, Billings Gazette, Billings

NORTH CAROLINA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Bob Harris, Duke/IMG Sports Network, Durham
NORTH CAROLINA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Tom Sorensen, Charlotte Observer, Charlotte

NORTH DAKOTA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Dan Keating, KMAV/KMSR, Mayville
NORTH DAKOTA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Lou Babiarz, Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck

NEBRASKA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Kevin Kugler, KOZN Radio, Omaha
NEBRASKA SPORTSWRITER
Dirk Chatelain, Omaha World-Herald, Omaha

NEW HAMPSHIRE SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Jim Jeannotte, UNH Wildcats/Learfield Radio Network. Durham
NEW HAMPSHIRE SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Mike Whaley, Fosters Daily, Dover

NEW JERSEY SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Matt Harmon, Shore Sports Network, Bayville
NEW JERSEY SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Greg Lerner, Star Ledger, Newark

NEW MEXICO SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Jack Nixon, New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces
NEW MEXICO SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Rick Wright, Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque

NEVADA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Russ Langer, Las Vegas 51s Radio, Las Vegas
NEVADA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Ed Graney, Las Vegas Review–Journal, Las Vegas

NEW YORK SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Bruce Beck, WNBC-TV, New York
NEW YORK SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Bob Glauber, Newsday, New York

OHIO SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Paul Keels, Ohio State Buckeyes/IMG Sports Network, Columbus
OHIO SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Hal McCoy, Dayton Daily News, Dayton

OKLAHOMA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
John Holcomb, KOTV-TV, Tulsa
OKLAHOMA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Berry Tramel, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City

OREGON SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Mike Parker, Oregon State Beavers/Learfield Radio Network, Corvalis
OREGON SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune, Portland

PENNSYLVANIA SPORTSCASTER
Jim Jackson, Philadelphia Flyers/Phillies TV, Philadelphia
PENNSYLVANIA SPORTSWRITER
Bob Ford, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia

RHODE ISLAND SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Steve Hyder, Pawtucket Red Sox Radio, Pawtucket
RHODE ISLAND SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Brendan McGair, Pawtucket Times, Pawtucket

SOUTH CAROLINA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Allen Smothers, Coastline Sports Media, Myrtle Beach
SOUTH CAROLINA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Gene Sapakoff, Charleston Post and Courier, Charleston

SOUTH DAKOTA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Mike Henriksen, Sportsmax Radio, Sioux Falls
SOUTH DAKOTA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Terry Vandrovec, Argus Leader, Sioux Falls

TENNESSEE SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Pete Weber, Nashville Predators Radio Network, Nashville
TENNESSEE SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Jim Wyatt, The Tennessean, Nashville

TEXAS SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Eric Nadel, Texas Rangers Radio Network, Dallas
TEXAS SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Kirk Bohls, Austin American Statesman, Austin

UTAH SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Carl Arky, Weber State Univ. Radio Network, Ogden
UTAH SPORTSWRITER
Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City

VIRGINIA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Bill Roth, Virginia Tech Hokies/IMG Sports Network, Blacksburg
VIRGINIA SPORTSWRITER
David Teel, Newport News Daily Press, Newport News

VERMONT SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
George Commo, Northeast Sports Network, Essex Junction
VERMONT SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Tom Haley, Rutland Herald, Rutland

WASHINGTON SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Bob Rondeau, Washington Huskies/IMG Sports Network, Seattle
WASHINGTON SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Jerry Brewer, Seattle Times, Seattle

WISCONSIN SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Lance Allan, WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee
Matt LePay, Wisconsin Badgers/Learfield Radio Network, Madison
WISCONSIN SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Tom Haudricourt, Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee

WEST VIRGINIA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Mark Martin, WCHS-TV, Charleston
WEST VIRGINIA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Chuck McGill, Daily Mail, Charleston

WYOMING SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Reece Monaco, KFBC Radio, Cheyenne
WYOMING SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Eric Schmoldt, Casper Star Tribune, Casper

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