Drew Carter, a senior at Syracuse University, is the winner of the 2019 Jim Nantz Award. The award is presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding collegiate sports broadcaster by Sportscasters Talent Agency of America.
It’s the fourth time in the 11-year history of the award, and the first time since 2015, that the trophy has been earned by a Syracuse student.
Carter was 10th in the 2018 rankings.
Past Jim Nantz Award winners from Syracuse include Eric Gallanty (’15), Kevin Fitzgerald (’14) and Bill Spaulding (’12).
“Drew is a terrific play-by-play talent on both radio and TV,” says STAA owner Jon Chelesnik. “Where he improved most this year was in describing missed shots in basketball instead of saying ‘good’ and ‘no good.'”
In addition to Carter, five other collegians earned STAA All-America honors. They are:
- Noah Eagle (Syracuse, Sr)
- Alexa Shaw (TCU, Sr)
- Jonah Karp (Syracuse, Jr)
- Ryan Urquhart (Florida, Jr)
- David Korzeniowski (Notre Dame, Jr)
For the first time, this year’s Jim Nantz Award judging panel was comprised exclusively of past trophy winners: Adam Cavalier (’09), Alex Faust (’11), Ross Lippman (’13), Fitzgerald (’14), Gallanty (’15), Josh Appel (’16), Nate Gatter (’17) and Katie Emmer (’18).
The Jim Nantz Award will be presented to Carter at the 60th National Sports Media Association Awards Banquet on June 24th in Winston-Salem, NC.
— Kevin Fitzgerald (@KevinTFitz) May 24, 2019
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