Denison University Assistant A.D. for Communications, Craig Hicks, was the recipient of the 2018 Spring Division III and D3SIDA Recognition Award. Division III and D3SIDA applauded Hicks for his outstanding work for his story titled: "Denison All-American Hannah Rusinko refuses to let Tourette's define her" The story was exceptionally well done and chosen by a selection committee of D3SIDA members as the best work this spring season.
The NCAA Division III and D3SIDA recognition award is a partnership between the Division III governance staff and the Division III College Sports Information Directors of America (D3SIDA) to recognize the best work by athletics communication directors portraying the Division III identity and student-athlete experience. The recognition program is part of the Division III identity initiative. It seeks to honor the best work - including news releases, feature articles, videos, blogs and other materials - produced by Division III campus and conference athletics communication offices.
“I'm glad to see Craig's efforts recognized in this way,” said Keri Alexander Luchowski, Executive Director at the North Coast Athletic Conference. “He worked so hard on this, wanting to make sure he told Hannah's story with the care it deserved. He had confided to me that her story moved him almost to tears as she was sharing it with him. That respect and concern comes through loud and clear in the finished article. I couldn't be more proud.”
As the award winner, Hicks is eligible to receive a $1,500 credit to attend Division III Day, June 28, 2018, at the annual CoSIDA convention in Washington, D.C. The credit will cover the CoSIDA convention registration fee, two nights in the convention hotel, travel accommodations, and two days of meal per diem.