ATLANTA - - Belmont University Athletics received honors in three categories as part of the 2019 Sports Video Group (SVG) College Sports Media Awards, SVG and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced at the SVG College Summit.
Belmont earned national honorable mention in the categories of Outstanding Live Game Production (men's basketball vs. Southeast Missouri), Outstanding Program Series (This Week in Belmont Athletics), and Outstanding Promotional Video (What's Your Why).
"Many thanks to SVG and NACDA for this recognition," Assistant Athletic Director for Broadcasting & Media Relations Greg Sage said. "The monumental shift to video content as the driving force behind strategic communication is undeniable, and we take immense pride in the quality of Belmont athletic video productions. For Belmont to be alongside preeminent national universities in our field speaks volumes to the talent and commitment of our students, and affirms our goal to be a national leader in video production. Christian Sadler, Will Black and Jacob Lutz deserve unending thanks for their tireless work. Congratulations to all the SVG award honorees."
"This year, in order to recognize the growth of digital platforms and the impact they have on college sports production, we created a separate division for conferences offices and other governing bodies. In addition there has been prolific growth – an explosion really – on reliance on school-produced live production and features or series for both free and subscription platforms," says Tom Buffolano, chairman of the SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA. "Consumer desire for college sports is only growing and the schools have become the main producer of that content. This is well represented in the body of work submitted for the 2019 College Sports Media Awards."
Belmont has now received six honors from SVG over the last three years, including two national finalist nods in the category of Outstanding Program Series for its season-long documentary series The Season: With Belmont Women's Basketball and Belmont Volleyball: All In.
ESPN reporter and personality Jen Lada served as event emcee.
This comes on the heels of Paris Lawson ('19) earning national Top 20 honors from the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) All-America program, recognizing the most outstanding college radio and TV sports broadcasters.