South Carolina Communications Receives “Super 11” Recognition from the FWAA
For the second-straight year, the University of South Carolina has been recognized by the Football Writers Association of America as a “Super 11” Award winner, which is presented annually to the best performing College Sports Communicators departments in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The awards announced this week are for the 2022 season.
The South Carolina football communications staff is led by Associate Athletics Director Steve Fink. Fink is assisted by Associate Director of Communications Kent Reichert and Assistant Director of Communications David Fox.
Clemson and Colorado each collected a 10th award and Nebraska a ninth. Navy won for the sixth time, Kansas State and Pitt each a fifth time and South Carolina, UAB and West Virginia each a second time.
The first-time recipients in the 2022 Super 11 award, which dates back to the 2009 season, are BYU and TCU. Seven of the 10 FBS Conferences and one Independent are represented among the 11 winners this season.
This year’s winners were deemed to have had excellent accessibility during the week of the game and after the game–with a program’s players, coaches and assistant coaches – along with the other listed criteria of the 2022-23 FWAA Directory.
FWAA members provided input during the season when press boxes were judged on how well they were run and maintained in terms of neutrality, pool reporters, noise level and accessibility to the press box that could affect a media person’s ability to his or her job.
In January 2009, the FWAA formed the first Super 11 Committee. The concept is supported by the College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA). The FWAA has now awarded Super 11 to 79 different programs over the years.
Founded in 1941, the Football Writers Association of America consists of journalists, broadcasters, publicists, photographers and key executives in all areas of college football. The FWAA works to govern media access and game-day operations while presenting awards and honors, including an annual FWAA All-America Team.
For more information about the FWAA and its program and initiatives, Contact Executive Director Steve Richardson at 2144-870-6516 or firstname.lastname@example.org.