HAMMOND, Ind., & WESTVILLE, Ind. – The Purdue University Northwest sports information department was recognized as the best in the nation in the NAIA-SIDA Publications and Media Contest, earning the organization’s Gary Spitler Memorial Award for Excellence in Publications.


PNW won two categories, taking home first place honors in the Multi-Sport Poster contest and the Infographics for Events/Accolades/Breaking News contest. The Pride sports info team also finished runner-up in Multi-Sport Posters and the Season/Game Highlights category, as PNW snagged 15 Top 10 finishes and eight Top 5 finishes across 19 categories.


The recently redesigned Purdue Northwest athletics website, PNWathletics.com, also placed sixth  out of 72 entries across the NAIA.


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


Each PNW in each category is listed below:


Game Notes (27 entries)

Third Place, Women’s Basketball Notes

t-Seventh Place, Men’s Soccer Notes


Multi-Sport Posters (15 entries)

First Place, Second Place, Tied for Fifth Place


Single-Sport Posters (28 entries)

Tied for Third Place, Fifth Place, Tied for Seventh Place


Infographics – Events/Accolades/Breaking News (44 entries)

Tied for First Place


Infographics – Gameday (46 entries)

Tied for Ninth Place


Website (72 entries)

Sixth Place


Publicity Video (28 entries)

Seventh Place


Season/Game Highlights (29 entries)

Second Place, Sixth Place, Tied for Seventh Place