Opportunity is defined as a situation that makes it possible to do something you want to do. For Henrietta “Etta” Fielek ’70, G’77, the opportunity to attend her dream school—Syracuse University—was made possible by scholarship support and financial aid. Now,…
Newhouse to Honor ESPN’s Beth Mowins G’90 with Marty Glickman Award
The Newhouse School will present the third annual Marty Glickman Award for Leadership in Sports Media to alumnus Beth Mowins G’90 at an invitation-only event July 29 in New York City. Follow on Twitter at #TheMartyAward.
Fellow alumnus Bob Costas ’74 will present the award, which is sponsored by the Newhouse Sports Media Center. Costas received the first award in 2013.
Mowins is a play-by-play commentator with ESPN, where she calls men’s and women’s college basketball and is the only female play-by-play announcer on college football. She has called the Women’s World Cup and NCAA women’s championships in basketball, soccer and volleyball, and has been the voice of the NCAA Women’s College World Series for 20 years. She holds a master’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism from the Newhouse School.
The Glickman Award is named for sportscasting pioneer Marty Glickman, a 1939 alumnus of Syracuse University. Glickman’s legacy marks the beginning of the Newhouse School’s reputation for turning out more talented sports journalists than any other program in the country, leading Syracuse University to be hailed as an “incubator” of American sportscasters by Sports Illustrated.
In addition to Costas and Mowins, other sportscasting greats who followed in Glickman’s footsteps include Hank Greenwald ’57, Andy Musser ’59, Marv Albert ’63, Dick Stockton ’64, Len Berman ’68, G’70, Sean McDonough ’84, Mike Tirico ’88, Ian Eagle ’90 and Dave Pasch ’94. The Newhouse reach also extends beyond broadcasting—alumni have a major presence among the ranks of sports journalists, producers, directors and editors across all media. Illustrious sports writers include Pete Thamel ’99, Greg Bishop ’02, Kimberley A. Martin G’06, Marcus Hayes ’90, Shalise Manza Young ’99 and Mallory Rubin ’08.
The Newhouse Sports Media Center builds upon the Newhouse School’s strength in sports journalism. The center provides oversight for the school’s sports communications emphasis, a specialized track for graduate students, and strengthens academic-industry partnerships through an alumni board, special events and guest lectures. Associated faculty members serve as experts on issues in the field. Veteran broadcast journalist and professor of practice John Nicholson ’68 is director of the center.
The event will start at 5:30 p.m. at Time Warner headquarters, One Time Warner Center, New York City. For more information about the event, contact Nicholson at 315-443-4065 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To RSVP, contact Amanda Griffin at email@example.com.