Dell and Lymus Awarded CIAA Sportswriter and Broadcaster Honors
Dell and Lymus Awarded CIAA Sportswriter and Broadcaster
March 18, 2011
Hampton, VA…The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Sports Information Directors Association (CIAA-SIDA) has awarded John Dell of the Winston-Salem Journal and Derek Lymus of Bowie State University Television (BSU-TV), CIAA Sportswriter and Broadcaster of the Year, respectively.
John Dell has covered CIAA and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) athletics since joining the Winston-Salem Journal sports department in 1993. His long history of invaluable coverage and support of the conference is evidenced by his sixth acceptance of this award.
Dell’s coverage of North Carolina sports, including ACC Men’s Basketball and golf, has earned him trips to Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston, TX, the Masters (PGA Tour) and several U.S. Open golf championships. His extensive work has been heralded by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame; naming him the 2005 Sportswriter of the Year for the State of North Carolina.
|Derek Lymus (R) receives
award from Bowie State
SID Greg Goings
Since the return of Winston-Salem State to the CIAA,
John’s influence on the league’s exposure in the
Piedmont Triad region has been instantaneous. “I look forward
to calls and emails from John,” shares Shera White, CIAA
Director of Public Relations. “I know that Winston-Salem
readers and CIAA followers are in for something good.”
Derek Lymus of BSU-TV, our CIAA Broadcaster of the Year, has worked along-side Bowie State athletics for over eight years. He produces and broadcasts Bowie State athletic competitions for the Prince George’s County, Maryland viewing area.
Lymus, a producer for Comcast Communications, has served on the Alexandria City Public Schools Career and Technical Education Membership Board and was a 1999 honoree of the Patron Saint Award for The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria; helping deserving high school students afford a postsecondary education.
This year’s honor is Lymus’ first from the CIAA-SIDA. “We’re glad to award Derek for his hard work and dedication; he’s flown under the radar for too long. It’s time to shine the light on his talent,” adds White.
A public address announcement was made on championship night of the CIAA Basketball Tournament; honoring this year’s award winners.