A crowd of more than 330 people applauded as Faust accepted the award, then watched a video recorded by Nantz, congratulating Faust on his achievement.
Faust is the first non-senior to win the Nantz Award.
“You know within the first ten seconds Alex is an exceptional sports broadcaster,”
Five other collegiate sportscasters have received 2011 All-America honors: John Kurtz (Sr. Kansas State University) finished second in the balloting. Mike Lefko (Sr. Syracuse), Tony Simeone (Sr. Pepperdine), Brian Boesch (Sr. Ohio U.) and Alex Perlman (Sr. Syracuse) rounded out the Top 6.
Boesch is the first two-time STAA All-American, having finished sixth in 2010. The complete list of the Top 20 collegiate sports broadcasters from across the U.S is available at:
“The purpose of the Jim Nantz Award and All-America program is to encourage collegiate sports broadcasters to strive to achieve Jim’s professionalism and excellence,”
Judges for this season’s awards included Chelesnik, University of Arkansas sportscaster Chuck Barrett, Learfield Sports Broadcast Manager Tom Boman, Indiana Pacers broadcaster Mark Boyle, veteran Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Tech University sportscaster Wes Durham, IMG VP-Broadcast Division Chris Ferris, Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State University play-by-play broadcaster Paul Keels, and Virginia Tech University play-by-play broadcaster Bill Roth.
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