Faust wins Jim Nantz Sports Broadcasting Award

The annual award is presented to the most outstanding collegiate sports broadcaster.
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May 19, 2011 - PRLog -- Alex Faust (Jr. Northeastern University) is the winner of the 2011 Jim Nantz Award as the nation’s most outstanding collegiate sportscaster. The award was presented by Sportscasters Talent Agency of America May 16th at the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association banquet in Salisbury, NC.

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,” says STAA CEO Jon Chelesnik. “His voice, enunciation, energy and pacing are outstanding and he has a good grasp of some of the more advanced sportscasting techniques.”

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,” Chelesnik says.

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.

About Sportscasters Talent Agency of America:
Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (S-T-Double-A, http://www.staatalent.com ) is dedicated to helping sportscasters advance their radio and TV sports broadcasting careers. Services include sports broadcasting job placement assistance, career development, sports broadcasting demo and resume construction and sports broadcasting coaching.

Contact: Jon Chelesnik, CEO, STAA (949) 648-STAA

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Sportscasters Talent Agency is devoted to helping radio and TV sports broadcasters advance their careers and land their next sports broadcasting job. Owned and operated by former ESPN Radio Network sports talk show host Jon Chelesnik.
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