Awards

Communication and Sport Division

Interest Group Award

Listed here are awards given by the Interest Group to its members. Interests Groups are smaller communities within NCA's large membership that provide a range of resources including networking opportunities, Annual Convention programming, leadership opportunities, awards, and specialized information dissemination channels, among others.

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Top Overall Paper Award

Year Award Winner
2017 Jacob Justice, "From Communist Nightmare to American Dream: Mythic Rhetoric in Senator Marco Rubio's 2016 Tribute to Jose Fernandez"
2016 Kyle King, “The Spirituality of Sport and the Role of the Athlete in the Tennis Essays of David Foster Wallace”

Top Student Paper Award

Year Award Winner
2017  Jacob Justice, "From Communist Nightmare to American Dream: Mythic Rhetoric in Senator Marco Rubio's 2016 Tribute to Jose Fernandez"
2016 Kyle King, “The Spirituality of Sport and the Role of the Athlete in the Tennis Essays of David Foster Wallace”

Emerging Scholar Award

Year Award Winner
2017 Gregory Cranmer

Outstanding Book Award

Year Award Winner
2017 Robert Kerr, How Postmodernism Explains Football and Football Explains Postmodernism: The Billy Clyde Conundrum