About the STAA All-America Program

2012NSSA685The STAA All-America program recognizes the most outstanding collegiate radio and TV sportscasters in the country and encourages collegiate sportscasters nationwide 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.

Awards include the Jim Nantz Trophy, STAA membership services, and All-America certificates. The Nantz Award winner will also receive hotel accommodations and admission to all the activities of the 2016 National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) awards weekend June 18th thru the 20th in Salisbury, NC, culminating in the NSSA awards banquet where the Jim Nantz Trophy will be presented.

Gallanty 2015 Jim Nantz Award Winner

Eric-Gallanty Senior Eric Gallanty has been chosen by Sportscasters Talent Agency of America as the nation’s most outstanding collegiate sports broadcaster for 2015. The announcement was made on Friday, May 9th. Gallanty is a senior at Syracuse University. He is one of five Syracuse students to rank in 2015’s Top 20.

2015 STAA All-Americans

  • Tyler Bradfield, Jr, Ball State University
  • Mike Monaco, Sr, Notre Dame
  • Andrew Kauffman, Sr, Missouri
  • Evan Nemec, Sr, University of North Texas
  • David Fine, Sr, Syracuse


  1. Eric Gallanty (Sr, Syracuse)
  2. Tyler Bradfield (Jr, Ball State University)
  3. Mike Monaco, Sr (Notre Dame)
  4. Andrew Kauffman (Sr, Missouri)
  5. Evan Nemec (Sr, University of North Texas)
  6. David Fine (Sr, Syracuse)
  7. Connor Onion (Ball State, So)
  8. Charlie Walter (Ohio University, Sr)
  9. Julian Coltre (Hofstra, Sr)
  10. Mia O’Brien (Ithaca, Sr)
  11. Brendan Glasheen (Syracuse, Sr)
  12. Jay Alter (Syracuse, Jr)
  13. Evan Weston (Syracuse, Sr)
  14. Isaac Moore (Emerson, Sr)
  15. Danny Nokes (Virginia Tech, Sr)
  16. Mihir Bhagat (Missouri, Sr)
  17. Jake Levy (Wingate University, Graduate Student)
  18. Greg Wong (UC Davis, Sr)
  19. Connor Shreve (University of Denver, Jr)
  20. Will DeBoer (Columbus State, Graduate Student)

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Daniel Budick (Ithaca, So), Dominic Controneo (Arizona State, So), Jim Costa (Central Michigan, Sr), Josh Graham (East Carolina, Sr), Jake Hromada (Ohio University, Fr), Jeremy Klein (St. Cloud State, Jr), Cory Krupp (UW Oshkosh (Sr), Josh Kurelac (Kansas University, Sr), David Lauterbach (Syracuse, Jr), Zach Mackey (Iowa, Fr), Chris Morales (Rutgers, Sr), Steve Normington (Elon, Sr), Maddie Sattler (Northeastern, Sr), Varun Raghupathi (Syracuse, Jr), Ryan Rouillard (Oregon, Jr), Chase Senior (Temple, Sr), Evan Stockton (Syracuse, Fr), Nathan Takitch (Ohio University, Sr), Jeremy Vandroff (Emerson, Sr), Johnny Wincott (Syracuse, Jr)

2015 Jim Nantz Award Judges

Mike Keith, Tennessee Titans; Dave Koehn, U. of Virginia; Chuck Swirsky, Chicago Bulls; Alex Faust, 2011 Jim Nantz Award Winner; Brian Estridge, TCU; Adam Cavalier, 2009 Jim Nantz Award Winner