The awards were handed out July 3 at the annual NAIA/SIDA Convention on the campus of Menlo College in Atherton, Calif.
CBU placed in the top 10 in all 10 of its entries, including first place finishes in women's soccer and individual sport brochure (wrestling). Individual sport brochure (men's volleyball), men's soccer and women's basketball all earned second place finishes.
Baseball and women's volleyball finished in third, softball was fourth, men's basketball fifth and multi-sport brochure (men's and women's swimming and diving) finished ninth.
It is the highest number of top five finishes CBU has ever had, bettering the previous best of five back in 2007-08 when CBU won the Gary A. Spitler Memorial Award for Excellence in Publications, which is the highest honor in the contest.
The men's volleyball and swimming and diving media guides took first place in the 2009-10 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Publication Contests, which includes schools from all associations and all levels. Men's volleyball earned Best in the Nation honors for its sport. CBU had seven top five finishes in the CoSIDA contests. Men's water polo, softball and wrestling each earned second place honors. Men's basketball and women's soccer finished in fourth place.
CoSIDA sponsors a variety of media guide/publication
contests and an annual writing contest for its members, with every
CoSIDA member at every level having the opportunity to receive recognition
for his/her work. The judging is done by news media/communications
professionals who utilize those publications in their work.
CBU has earned 22 top 10 finishes the past three years in the NAIA/SIDA Publication Contests, including 17 top five finishes and three first place finishes. It has also earned 10 top five finishes in the CoSIDA Publication Contests the past two years.