UHV earns awards in sports publication contests

For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Houston-Victoria has been recognized for its work by the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) and NAIA Sports Information Directors Association (NAIA-SID).

Paul Ebner

UHV Sports Information Specialist Paul Ebner along with members from the UHV Marketing & Communications Creative Services department were recently recognized by the two organizations in their publication’s and media contests at the annual CoSIDA Summer Convention.

UHV brought home three awards from the convention earning two awards in the NAIA-SID contest and one in the CoSIDA contest.

Ebner and graphic designer Abygale Gonzalez placed first in the NAIA Schedule Cards contest for the 2019 baseball schedule card design, while Ebner and Marketing and Communications Creative Services Manager George Rodriguez placed second in the division for the soccer schedule card design.

In the CoSIDA contest, Ebner and graphic designer Mikael Samaniego-Lira placed third in the Special Events Program contest for the softball game day program.

“It’s always an honor to be recognized by your peers,” said Ebner. “We have a great working relationship with Marketing & Communications and George and his staff does an exceptional job working with us on our many graphic projects throughout the year.”

George Rodriguez

UHV Athletics Director Ashley Walyuchow also complimented the staff on their work in promoting not only the UHV athletics department but the university as well.

“The quality of worked produced by Paul Ebner and George Rodriguez and the rest of the Marketing & Communications team we work with is unsurpassed,” said Walyuchow. “I think this goes to show how well our departments work together. The materials they produce are always eye catching and positively promote UHV student athletes.”

UHV competes against all NAIA schools in the NAIA SID contest and against all schools except NCAA Division I in the CoSIDA contest. During the past seven years, UHV athletics has brought home over 25 awards from the two contests.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Paul Ebner