Grace Earns 10 NAIA-SIDA National Awards
Grace’s website, media guides and design work resulted in a record 10 awards at the 2016 NAIA-SIDA Convention.
Grace’s 10 awards were the third-most in the NAIA and more than the rest of the Crossroads League combined (7).
Overall, two features of GCLancers.com were honored. Additionally, 4 media guides, 3 graphics and 1 video received top-10 honors at the national level.
“These awards are a direct reflection on our sports information office,” said Grace Athletic Director Chad Briscoe. “Josh Neuhart and his student assistants work tirelessly and do an outstanding job promoting our programs and providing coverage of our events.”
Grace’s SID Josh Neuhart, who oversees athletic communication and website content, was awarded the No. 1 spot in the infographic contest for his design piece on Grace’s academic success.
Two unique facets of GCLancers.com earned top-5 finishes in the Special Event Website category. The “Kessler NAIA Hall of Fame” was given third place, while the “2015 Soccer Championship Headquarters” was fourth.
A pair of splash pages won top-10 recognition, including fifth place for the men’s soccer promo for the Crossroads League Tournament championship game and eighth place for the women’s soccer NAIA Opening Round.
In the media guide realm, the combined men’s and women’s basketball guide placed third for winter brochures. The softball guide was eighth in the spring brochures category, and volleyball (seventh) and women’s soccer (eighth) each placed for fall brochures. All covers for Grace’s media guides were designed by Vincent Sell.
Finally, Grace won ninth place in the Video Publicity contest for a commemorative look at the 50th season for Grace’s men’s soccer program.
“It’s very humbling to be recognized by your peers for these awards. We have unbelievably fantastic coaches and student-athletes at Grace, so it’s a joy to point the spotlight on them every day,” Neuhart said. “Much thanks needs to be given to our A.D. Chad Briscoe for his support and to my tremendous staff of student workers, who selflessly serve the school.”