Purdue University Northwest Sports Update, June 30, 2017

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: June 30, 2017

Purdue-Northwest-Sports-Information-Earns-Top-Five-Finish-in-CoSIDA-ContestsPurdue Northwest Sports Information Earns Top Five Finish in CoSIDA Contests
The Purdue University Northwest sports information department took home several additional national awards with the recent announcement of the results of the 2016-17 College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) Publications and Digital Designs Contest.

PNW rounded out the Top 5 placers in the College Division with five total awards, led by “Best Cover” recognitions in the Men’s Basketball Media Guide and Special Events (Women’s Soccer Guide) categories.

Purdue Northwest also placed second in the Infographic Athlete Feature category and the PNW Women’s Soccer Program (second) and Men’s Soccer Program (third) placed in the Special Events category.

The awards come off the heels of PNW’s success in the separate NAIA-SIDA Publications and Media Contest, in which the department was awarded the Gary Spitler Memorial Award for Excellence in Publications for earning the most place-points for its 15 Top-10 finishes across 19 categories.

The 2016-17 PNW Sports Information Department was led by third-year Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information, Marketing & Event Management, Nicole Watkins, and assisted by Jon Newcomb (Graduate Assistant for Sports Information), Ben Cowart (Graduate Assistant for Video), and David Bork (student assistant).

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Purdue Northwest's Lucian Tabic Named CCAC Co-Coach of the Year
The Purdue University Northwest men’s and women’s tennis programs earned multiple awards at the end of the 2017 season, headlined by first-year head coach Lucian Tabic, who earned Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference's Women’s Co-Coach of the Year award.

The women’s tennis team saw five players receive CCAC All-Academic team honors and the men’s program earning CCAC Champions of Character Team Award with a pair of players earning all-academic team honors.

In his first season as both the men’s and women’s tennis programs, Tabic led the women’s program to an 8-8 record (4-3 CCAC) including a first-round victory in the CCAC Postseason tournament against Judson.

Tabic also led the men’s program to an 11-win season, which surpassed its win total from the previous six years combined.

Selina Baez (Hammond, Ind./Bishop Noll), Chloe Conway (Highland, Ind./Highland), Sarah Dingman (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central), Brooke Foltz (Michigan City, Ind./ Michigan City) and Abby Kvachkoff (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) all earned CCAC All-Academic Team honors for their stellar performance in the classroom to headline the women’s program.

For the men’s squad, Patrick Mudd (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) and Diego Pimentel (Guayaquil, Euador/Unidad Educativa Billingue Nuevo Mundo) received all-academic team accolades, while helping the program earn their first CCAC Champions of Character award.