The Crossroads League announced on Monday that Josh Neuhart of Grace College had been named its 2019-20 Sports Information Director of the Year. The award is the second for Neuhart, who recently completed his ninth year as the SID for the Lancers.
“We have a tremendous group of Sports Information Directors in the Crossroads League, so it is humbling to be selected by them for this award,” stated Neuhart. “I am incredibly thankful to have such a supportive administration, notably Dr. Bill Katip and Chad Briscoe. It is an honor to share the stories of our student-athletes and point the spotlight on our coaches and programs every day. My student staff is also first-class. Working alongside them each day is very rewarding.”
Neuhart and his department highlighted their list of accomplishments during the 2019-20 year by spearheading Grace’s publicity efforts for its men’s soccer COVID-19 marathon. Coverage for the event extended to Chicago Tribune, ESPN, Runners World and Sports Spectrum, while earning air time in at least 10 segments over various television outlets.
Neuhart was also recognized for his work by receiving 13 CoSIDA and NAIA-SIDA awards for excellence in writing, social media, graphic design and publications.
“Josh and his staff set a high standard of excellence every day, and this award is a direct reflection of their tremendous work throughout the year,” said Grace College Director of Athletics Chad Briscoe. “Josh is not only an exceptional SID, but he is a true servant leader and an integral part of our athletic administration.”
The Crossroads League Sports Information Director of the Year award was voted on by the 10 Sports Information Directors from the Crossroads League.
Student-workers in the SID office during the past academic year include: Kara Godsey, Grant Cook, Zach Elliott, Jordan Shuler, Michaela Tuttle, Nicholas Foster, Andre Stone, Abbey Naibauer, Ben Bachman, Drew Beck, Jake Harmon, Quinn Shelton and Sam Baker.