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Privileged To Be A Grand View Viking

May 11, 2013

Blogging tonight from Cleveland, Tennessee.  The run for Grand View baseball has ended after a tough loss to Avila (KCMO) 12-10.  The Vikings couldn’t hold a 6-0 lead after 2 innings and saw their season come to a close at 26-21.  GV won a comeback thriller over LSU Shreveport earlier in the day 6-3 to get their first ever win in the NAIA Opening round.

But the topic of this blog is not about our trip here.  It’s more about how fortunate I have been to cover Grand View athletics the last four school years.  Everyone likes covering a winner.  GVU is definately that.  You begin last fall with football.  Back to back conference champions.  Then women’s basketball.  3 trips to the Sweet Sixteen (including 2 in the Elite 8) in the last 4 years.  Men’s soccer makes another trip to the national tourney.  Baseball and softball both make the national tournament.  Men’s golf finished the year ranked in the top 10.  OH!  And how could I forget the wrestling program!!  They’ve only won the NATIONAL TITLE the last 2 years!!

I proudly call myself the PBP Voice of Grand View University.  This has been a great place for me to “hone” my skills.  I’ve learned alot.  And I don’t take for granted the opportunity I’ve been given to have “a home” to call my own.

Four years ago I had ZERO play by play experience.  None.  Zilch.  Zippo.  I am a more rounded broadcaster than I was in 2009.  Being the Voice of the Vikings has also given me other opportunites for PBP.  I called Dowling basketball for two years and shared duties with Ric Silvestrini on the IHSSN (Iowa High School Sports Network) during the state tourneys in March.

Thank you for having me Grand View.  Appreciate being part of your family.  Looking forward to year number five beginning the end of August.



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  1. Love this post! It makes me very excited for my first ever sportscasting job, whenever that might happen.

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