Four LSU Athletics Staff Members Get Top LSWA Honors
BATON ROUGE – Members of the LSU Sports Communications staff and the “Voice of the Tigers” Chris Blair scored top honors in the annual Louisiana Sports Writers Association Awards announced Sunday at their annual brunch that concluded Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame activities in Natchitoches.
Senior Associate Communications Director Kent Lowe, Associate Communications Director Judy Willson and Cody Worsham, lead digital media reporter for LSUsports.net, all won first place in different categories while Blair earned top honors in Louisiana in college sports play-by-play broadcasting.
Lowe won Division I media guide honors for his 2018-19 LSU Men’s Basketball Guide. The judge said of the winner: “The winning press guide is so thorough and so well-organized that it answers every historical question of the program known to mankind. If media can’t find the info they’re seeking in this guide, then they can’t find it anywhere.”
Willson took top honors in the Game Notes category for her media notes for the 2019 SEC Tournament. The comments from the judge on the winning entry were as follows: “Winner was the only entrant whose first two pages were the most media-friendly of all entries. Page one included a box with all the key stat averages and percentages of every team member with a box at mid-right page including all the team averages. The second page was an old school broadcast notes page complete with head shots of each.”
Worsham has made a great addition to the LSUsports.net presence over the last athletic year and his winning entry on the LSU Basketball Scout Squad proved to be a prime example of the type of stories he has delivered this season. The judge commented: “Winner had a unique angle, the effect of the virtually anonymous LSU basketball scout squad that helped the Tigers to the SEC championship and a Sweet 16 berth.”
Blair’s winning entry was the final 2:14 seconds of regulation and the excitement and emotion that ensued when LSU Basketball rallied from 14 down to tie the game and force overtime to keep its road SEC winning streak alive. “Hard to top the 14-point comeback by the Tigers in the final 2:14 of regulation,” the judge said. “Blair and color analyst John Brady handled the details and the possibilities with the expertise and excitement you would expect in this situation. Good stuff!”