Bethany Studios student production team pose for group photo at MSU Hockey arena

Student Production Is National Finalist

Bethany Lutheran College’s award-winning production studio (BLC Studios), has been nominated for a College Sports Media Award (CSMA) for their work directing and producing Minnesota State University Maverick Hockey broadcasts. 

The Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) support the award and together recognize the best in sports production from college and university campuses across the country, and the staff that makes them possible. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at the 11th-annual CSMA ceremony on May 31, 2019, at the SVG College Summit at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta.

The CSMAs are comprised of 20 categories for entry in four divisions: Professional; Collegiate Conferences and Governing Bodies; Collegiate Athletics; and Collegiate Students. With over 300 colleges and universities represented, Bethany’s student-run production was nominated in the Outstanding Live Game Production category in the Collegiate Student division. 

There are roughly 20-23 Bethany students who produce the games from the College’s 30’ mobile production trailer. The students also produce and run the Daktronics video board in the Mankato Civic Center to entertain not only the fans watching on TV and online but in the arena as well. 

Bethany Lutheran College has been broadcasting Minnesota State University hockey home games for the past 18 seasons. This marks the second time the program has been nominated for an SVG College Media Award—the other nomination was in 2014.

Greg Vandermause, BLC’s Production Studio Manager and Executive Producer, oversees the entire production.

“This is a great honor,” said Vandermause. “I am very happy for our students. They worked extremely hard this past season and it is great to have their work recognized on a national level.”