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Thursday, July 13, 2006


Thursday, July 13, 2006
Contact: Stan Wagnon, (972) 234-0033

Russell honored for third time as league’s top writer; Bryant bags broadcasting award

RICHARDSON, Texas -- Wichita Falls sportswriter J. Scott Russell was honored for the third time in nine years while San Angelo broadcaster Jeremy Bryant was recognized for a first time as the annual Lone Star Conference media awards were announced Thursday by league officials.

Russell, an employee of the Times Record News since 1990, took the Kirk Hill Award as the league’s most outstanding sportswriter, while Bryant, the voice of Angelo State University broadcasts on KIXY 94.7 FM and KKSA 1260 AM in San Angelo, Texas, claimed the Jake Trussell Award as best broadcaster of the year.

The awards, which recognize those who best promote the LSC and its members through their work in the media, are selected annually by sports information directors at the LSC’s 15 member institutions.

Russell serves as the beat writer for Midwestern State University’s football and women’s basketball teams. He becomes one of only five writers to win the Hill Award three times, having claimed the honor in 1998 and 2003.

Russell is the only writer to win the award more than once since 1998. Only Mike Lee, then of the San Angelo Standard Times, has won the award more times (5).

Russell’s work this past season featured expanded preseason football coverage, extensive weekly LSC football notes, regular feature stories about MSU players and coverage for all of the Mustangs’ games.

Bryant, who just completed his 10th year of sportscasting, has been the play-by-play voice of ASU athletics since October 2001. In his five years with the Rams and Rambelles, Bryant has announced football, basketball, baseball, and softball games.

Bryant has provided play-by-play at the NCAA playoffs for Angelo State football, basketball, and softball, including last fall when he called the action for the Rams’ first football playoff appearance in 10 seasons.

A native of Yuma, Colo., Bryant earned his telecommunications degree at Wayland Baptist University, where he played on the basketball team.

Stan Wagnon
Assistant Commissioner/Media Relations
Lone Star Conference
1221 W. Campbell, Suite 245
Richardson, TX 75080
Office (972) 234-0033

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