The annual Jim Nantz Award is given to the nation’s top collegiate broadcaster and determined by a panel of professional broadcasters from a variety of backgrounds.

After three years of failing to place nationally, my demo reel earned an honorable mention in this spring’s competition.

Here is the video I submitted:

Sportscasters Talent Agency of America’s CEO, Jon Chelesnik, formally announced this year’s top broadcasters in this video:

I’m honored to be the first student from Loyola University Maryland to place nationally. I know there will be more in the near future.

Thank you to Jon and his team for the recognition. I understand and respect the prestige that comes along with this honor and am driven by the fact that several former collegiate broadcasters who placed have gone on to earn big-time jobs in the industry.