The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)-Sports Information Director Association (SIDA) announced their publications contest winners earlier this week. Dakota State’s (S.D.) sports information department, under the direction of Nick Huntimer and specialist Maddie Kaplan along with a pair of student workers (Trojan Athletics Production Team), earned a pair of awards in the ‘Feature Videos’ category of the NAIA-SIDA Publications contest.
Dakota State won the Feature Video national award for a video tribute feature on retiring legendary men’s basketball head coach Gary Garner, created by student worker Minh Lu.
See Coach Gary Garner tribute: One Last Stand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL4eM8dRKTE
The Trojans also placed fifth in the top 10 Feature Video list on Conner Tordsen’s feature video, created by another student worker Colter Elkin (who also competed for the Trojan men’s cross country and men’s track & field squads).
Watch Conner Tordsen’s feature below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98qBzrVZ8CE&t=3s
It marked the first time in Dakota State sports information department that they won a national award in the NAIA-SIDA publication contest.