Oberlin College Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications & Compliance, Mike Mancini, was the recipient of the 2019 Winter Division III and D3SIDA Recognition Award. Division III and D3SIDA applauded Mancini for his outstanding work for his video titled: "Athletes Among Us: Olivia Canning '19". The video was exceptionally well done and chosen by a selection committee of D3SIDA members as the best work this spring season.
This is the third honoree from the North Coast Athletic Conference, as former Hiram Director of Sports Information Andrew Korba was recognized in the winter 2017 and Denison Assistant A.D. for Communications Craig Hicks claimed the honor in spring 2018.
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.
“Mike constantly works to share the incredible stories behind Oberlin Athletics,” said Keri Alexander Luchowski, Executive Director at the North Coast Athletic Conference. “I'm so glad to see him recognized for his work. He has a wonderful ability to highlight the personal stories that bring Oberlin and NCAC athletics to life. This is a very well-deserved honor.”
As the award winner, Mancini is eligible to receive a $1,500 credit to attend Division III Day, June 11, 2019, at the annual CoSIDA convention in Orlando, Fla. The credit will cover the CoSIDA convention registration fee, two nights in the convention hotel, travel accommodations, and meals.