Patriot League Wins Outstanding Program Series at SVG College Sports Media Awards 2022


BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – The Patriot League won Outstanding Program Series for his pursuit #TitleIXat50 production in the Collegiate Conferences and Governing Bodies Division of the 2022 SVG College Sports Media Awards. The honor was announced ahead of the awards ceremony on Monday, June 13 at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta.

Patriot League Assistant Commissioner for Multimedia Jimmy Johnson and multimedia journalist Maria Trivelpiece wrote, shot and edited nearly 20 parts of the ongoing series to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX which premiered in February. Distinguished alumni, administrators, and current student-athletes are featured in a variety of stories ranging from highlighting the accomplishments of Patriot League pioneers to “Advice to Little Girls.”

“I am very proud of the work Jimmy and Maria have done to highlight the impact Title IX has had not only on the Patriot League, but on society as a whole,” said Patriot League Commissioner Jennifer Heppel. “I appreciate the platform and the opportunity to tell these stories and thank everyone who has been and will be on this series.”

Johnson and Trivelpiece have worked closely with communications staff, coaches and senior administrators at Patriot League member institutions to identify and tell the powerful stories of the Title IX era and share thoughts on the importance of revolutionary legislation.

“I’m extremely proud of the work Maria and I have done so far on our ongoing series covering the 50th anniversary of Title IX,” Johnson said. “The conversations with our student-athletes, coaches and administrators for this series have been eye-opening for me, and to be recognized for our hard work on this project is truly humbling.”

“I’m so grateful to the Title IX pioneers who paved the way for me to work in the sport,” said Trivelpiece, a Fordham softball alumnus. “The circle is complete to win a prize that honors their fight and the path traveled”

The #TitleIXat50 the series will continue through 2022 with regular content available by subscribing to Patriot League Productions on YouTube or following Patriot League on ESPN on Twitter @PatriotLeagueTV.

Finalists were determined by The Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), with winners selected by a panel of judges. The Patriot League winning entry was matched against nominees from the BIG EAST and the West Coast Conference (WCC).

The price for Outstanding Program Series marks the second time the Patriot League has been honored by SVG and NACDA. The League has already won the prize for Outstanding Live Game Production in 2019 for his coverage of the 2019 Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships.

The 14th Annual SVG College Sports Media Awards will take place on Monday, June 13 at 5 p.m. SVG College will live-tweet the rest of the awards from its official Twitter account. @SVGCollege. The Patriot League will compete for more material on Monday, as finalists for Outstanding Live Game Production and Outstanding Special Feature, both within the Collegiate Conferences and Governing Bodies division. For more information on the Patriot League SVG Awards finalists, CLICK HERE.

The Patriot League is in its fourth decade of academic and athletic achievement, continually demonstrating that student-athletes can excel both academically and athletically without sacrificing high standards. The Patriot League’s athletic success is achieved as its member institutions remain committed to its founding principle of admitting and graduating student-athletes who are academically representative of their class. Participation in athletics at Patriot League institutions is considered an important part of a well-rounded education.



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