ST. LOUIS, Missouri -- 2011 Men's and 2012 Women's Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Eastern Champion Princeton University can add a national title to its mantle as the Tigers' Sports Information Office garners honors as the National Water Polo Sports Information Office of the Year.
Selected from among all varsity institutions around the country for achieving notable national excellence in the field of water polo communications during both the men's and women's seasons, the award marks the only exclusive national water polo award in athletic communications.
This award is meant to distinquish offices that achieved excellence across a broad spectrum of areas - including national, regional and local communications - during both genders' competitive seasons, while innovating in coverage of the sport.
Led by water polo contact Diana Chamorro and former water polo contact Yariv Amir, Princeton achieved national exposure for the sport by coordinating the broadcast of the Tigers' game versus Santa Clara University during the men's season on ESPN, while enabling the broadcast of multiple home games from DeNunzio Pool via internet streaming and providing a continuous stream of publicity for the program.
"Princeton proved itself to be the conference champion in both genders during the 2011-12 academic year," noted CWPA Director of Communications Ed Haas. "Speaking with other Sports Information Directors around the country while coordinating the National Polls, the peak performance of Princeton's Athletic Communications Office was noted by professionals on both coasts. It is a tribute to the effort, dedication and commitment of the Tigers' SIDs that the inaugural national award for publicity goes to a school which excels in both academics, athletics and communications."