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
2018 Dr. Michael Serazio, "The Transformations in American Sports Journalism: Managing Access and Autonomy in the Production of Infotainment"
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
2018 Jeanette E. Musselwhite, "Gender Perfomativity: Contradictions and Empowerment Through Femal NFL Fandom"
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
2018 Dr. Michael Devlin
2017 Gregory Cranmer

Outstanding Book Award

Year Award Winner
2018 Dr. Daniel A. Grano, The Eternal Present of Sport: Rethinking Sport and Religion
2017 Robert Kerr, How Postmodernism Explains Football and Football Explains Postmodernism: The Billy Clyde Conundrum