College art director, SID recognized by CoSIDA for publication work

Marietta College's sports information director Dan May and art director Ryan Zundell were once again recognized by their professional peers at the annual College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) convention in Tampa, Fla., for their work on publications during the 2007-08 academic year.

May and Zundell received three honors in Division C, including best cover for men's basketball and volleyball media guide covers. The other award was a fourth-place finish in the nation for the women's basketball media guide.

"Each year Dan and Ryan demonstrate their ability to work cohesively as a team as well as display their talent for quality publications," said Tom Perry, Director of College Relations. "Being recognized at the highest level and by their peers is impressive and something they should take great pride in accomplishing. What drives them more than awards is the appreciation they receive from the coaches and athletes for the quality job they do every day."

The two have won 14 CoSIDA awards together in the last five years, while Zundell has claimed 23 during his 11-year tenure with the College.

CoSIDA presented close to 600 citations to more than 140 different colleges, universities and conference offices in more than 70 separate contests, which ranged from single-sport brochures and game programs to special publications and programs and conference publications. The winners were recognized during CoSIDA's "Excellence in Publications" ceremony at the 51st annual convention in Tampa.

The number of awards varies from category to category, depending on the number of submissions. This year, schools and conferences across the country submitted nearly 2,000 entries in all of the categories.

CoSIDA was established in 1955 to serve Sports Information Directors and others who promote college athletics.