Trevecca Nazarene University

More awards for athletic publications

The cover of the baseball part of the winning media guide

For the sixth consecutive year, Trevecca athletic publications garner awards. At the recent meeting of the NAIA-SIDA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics-Sports Information Directors Association), Treveccaís 2003-04 sports publications were again well received.

Among the awards won by Trevecca, the combined media guide for softball and baseball won the award for "best cover" in the multi-sport brochure category for the second year in a row. Greg Ruff, Trevecca's director for media relations in the athletic department; Richard Hill, Trevecca Graphics; Chris Collins, assistant baseball coach; Angela Sullivan, softball coach and Bill Thorup, Xpress Studios photographer, created the cover. The softball side of the cover featured the theme "Armed and Dangerous" and a photograph of the three seniors with three members of the Nashville Airport S.W.A.T. Team and their van. The baseball side of the cover featured the theme "Target Lock" and a photograph of the nine seniors wearing full flight gear surrounding a helicopter at the Smyrna Air National Guard air field.

Trevecca finished fourth in the combined basketball brochure contest, came in fourth in the multi-sport brochure contest with the combined softball and baseball brochure, and ranked seventh with the schoolís first entry in the volleyball brochure contest. Greg Ruff, Trevecca's sports information director, and student assistants Billy Byler, Tim Shay, and Stephanie Byler, created those publications. Trevecca finished seventh in the 2004 NAIA Web site contest.

Trevecca's sports publications have garnered 18 top-ten finishes and 10 top-five finishes since the University entered the first NAIA contest in 1999. In 2000 Trevecca earned first place for its combined basketball brochure after coming in ninth the previous year (Trevecca's first-ever ranking in this competition). The publications team has now been honored with two "best cover" awards and a runner-up "best cover" award during the last three years.