8th Annual STAA All-America Program

The STAA All-America Competition recognizes the most outstanding collegiate radio and TV sports broadcasters. Our mission is to encourage collegiate sportscasters to strive to achieve their best.

Each spring, the nation’s most outstanding collegiate sportscaster is presented the Jim Nantz Award, named in honor of the award winning CBS sports broadcaster.

2016 Jim Nantz Award Winner

Appel-Josh Josh Appel, Sr, University of South Florida
The nation’s most outstanding collegiate sports broadcaster for 2016.

2016 Announcement

2015 Jim Nantz Award winner Eric Gallanty with a special message for the 2016 winner.

2016 STAA All-Americans

Rouillard-Ryan
Ryan Rouillard
Sr, University of Oregon

Bradfield-Tyler
Tyler Bradfield
Sr, Ball State University

Magnum-Reid
Reid Magnum
Sr, University of Wisconsin

Raghupathi-Varun
Varun Raghupathi
Sr, Syracuse University

Mackey-Zach
Zach Mackey
So, University of Iowa

Top 20

  1. Josh Appel (U. of South Florida, Sr)
  2. Ryan Rouillard (U. of Oregon, Sr)
  3. Tyler Bradfield (Ball State, Sr)
  4. Reid Magnum (U. of Wisconsin, Sr)
  5. Varun Raghupathi (Syracuse, Sr)
  6. Zach Mackey ( U. of Iowa, So)
  7. Jay Alter (Syracuse, Sr)
  8. Sam Hyman (Syracuse, Sr)
  9. Tommy Barrett (Purdue, Jr)
  10. Jacob Garcia (Arizona State, Jr)
  11. David Lauterbach (Syracuse, Sr)
  12. Michael Tricarico (Syracuase, Jr)
  13. Bailey Angle (Virginia Tech, Jr)
  14. Tyler Feldman (Penn State, Sr)
  15. Parker Wheeler (New Hampshire, Sr)
  16. Connor Onion (Ball State, Jr)
  17. Jevin Redman (U. of Southern Indiana, Jr)
  18. Nate Gatter (Missouri, So)
  19. Dominic Cotroneo (Arizona State, Jr)
  20. Johnny Wincott (Syracuase, Sr)

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): (Alphabetical): Erik Bremer (Northwestern, Sr), Dan Budick (Ithaca, Jr), Clayton Collier (Seton Hall, Sr), Matt Drexler (SUNY, Jr), John Fanta (Seton Hall, Jr), Malcolm Kelner (Emerson, Sr), Tim Langlois (Syracuse, Sr), Jarrett Leonard (Boston U., So), Megan O’Brien (Northwestern, Sr), Jack Ross (Emerson College, Jr), Evan Stockton (Syracuse, So), Mark Weiner (Hofstra, Sr)

2016 Jim Nantz Award Judges

Chris Blair, LSU
Tom Boman, Learfield
Adam Cavalier, 2009 Jim Nantz Award Winner
Alex Faust, 2011 Jim Nantz Award Winner
Brandon Gaudin, Georgia Tech
Brian Sieman. Los Angeles Clippers
Bob Socci, New England Patriots