Katie Emmer, a senior from St. Cloud State University, has been named the nation’s most outstanding collegiate sports broadcaster by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America. Emmer is the first woman to win in the award’s ten year history.
Emmer is just the third Husky to be honored by STAA’s annual All-America Program. Jeremy Klein received an Honorable Mention in 2015 and Zack Fisch ranked No. 9 back in 2012.
“Katie is an wonderful talent with a huge future,” says Jon Chelesnik, STAA CEO.
The 2018 judging panel included Paul Allen (Minnesota Vikings), Mike Leslie (WFAA Dallas), and former Nantz winners Josh Appel (Sports USA), Adam Cavalier (Carson-Newman), Alex Faust (LA Kings), Kevin Fitzgerald (Columbia Fireflies), Nate Gatter (Gateway Grizzlies), Ross Lippman (KTNV-TV), Bill Spaulding (NBC Olympics/USA Track and Field).
The Jim Nantz Award will be presented to Emmer at the 59th NSMA Awards Banquet on June 25 in Winston-Salem, NC.