14th Annual STAA All-America Program

The STAA All-America program recognizes the nation’s most outstanding collegiate radio and TV sports broadcasters. Our mission is to encourage students to strive to achieve their best.

The Jim Nantz Award is presented each spring to the nation’s most outstanding collegiate sportscaster. The trophy honors the Hall of Fame CBS sports broadcaster who exemplifies the best of our industry on and off the air.

2022 Jim Nantz Award Winner

Caroline Pineda, Sr, Notre Dame
The nation’s most outstanding collegiate sports broadcaster for 2022.

First Team All-Americans

Nick DeLuca, Fordham, Sr
Kevin DiDomenico, Virginia Tech, Sr
Griffin Gonzalez, Indiana, Sr
Carlo Jimenez, USC, Jr
Jaron May, Syracuse, Sr
Caroline Pineda, Notre Dame, Sr

Second Team

Cade Crenshaw (South Carolina, Jr)
Tyler Danburg (Ohio State, Fr)
Grant DelVecchio (Notre Dame, Sr)
Brad Klein (Syracuse, Sr)
Gareth Kwok (Arizona State, Sr)
Ethan Tuttle (Arizona State, So)
Grace Ybarra (Indiana, Sr)

Third Team

Ryan Bowlin (St. Bonaventure, Sr)
Derek Decker (Indiana, Sr)
Johnny Gadamowitz (Syracuase, Jr)
Larry Larson (Bradley, Sr)
Zach Letson (Syracuse, Jr)
Matt Levine (Maryland, Sr)
Matt Venezia (Arizona State, So)

Honorable Mention

Jerome Barnett (Wisconsin, Sr), Calvin Christoforo (Syracuse, Jr), Noah Cierzan (Syracuse, Sr), Ben Curtis (Maryland, Sr), Sam Goetzinger (St. Cloud State, Sr), Connor Griffin (Penn State, Sr), Giovanni Heater (Virginia Tech, Fr), Baylen Hite (Ball State, Sr), Tyler Melito (Syracuse, Sr), Lauren Michelson (Missouri, Sr), Anthony Pasquale (Illinois, Sr), Joe Puccio (Syracuse, So), Preston Shoemaker (Penn State, Sr), Chris Tsakonas (Rutgers, Sr), Ian Unsworth (Syracuse, Jr)

2022 Judges

Josh Appel (2016 Nantz Winner)
Adam Cavalier (2009 Nantz Winner)
Howard Deneroff (Westwood One)
Alex Faust (2011 Nantz Winner)
Kevin Fitzgerald (2014 Nantz Winner)
Eric Gallanty (2015 Nantz Winner)
Nate Gatter (2017 Nantz Winner)
Ross Lippman (2013 Nantz Winner)
Bill Spaulding (2012 Nantz Winner)