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Sports Information Earns National Awards

July 18, 2007

LAS VEGAS - Four media guides produced this past school year by UNLV athletics received regional and national honors, which were announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Judged by select members of the media and professionals from the printing industry, all of the publications finished in the top two regionally and among the top 15 in the nation.

The 2006 UNLV football guide, produced by associate director for sports information Mark Wallington, assistant SID Bryan Haines and graphic arts coordinator Paul Palmer, earned second in its district and a program-record-tying seventh in the nation. It marked the third time in five years that the Rebel football publication landed in the country's top 10. Haines also earned a top-15 finish for his women's golf guide, which was second in its district and 14th overall.

The 2006-07 UNLV men's golf guide, created by media relations director Andy Grossman, took first in the district and 11th in the nation. Results for the men's basketball publications were not yet available. In addition, last season's UNLV men's and women's soccer guide, produced by assistant SID Mark Wasik, was awarded fourth in the country in the multiple-sport guides contest.

UNLV's CoSIDA district is made up of schools from the states of California, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Idaho and Nevada. The organization has more than 1,800 members from across the U.S. and Canada.

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