The women's volleyball 24/7 documentary series, produced by fourth year Film Studies student Elwin van Alst, has been named a finalist for the Sports Video Group (SVG) Outstanding Program Series, Collegiate Student category.

Ryerson University is the only Canadian institution to be named a finalist for the prestigious media award. Winners will be announced June 1.

Full release from SVG below:

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) are pleased to announce finalists for the 2016 SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at the Ninth-Annual College Sports Media Awards ceremony on June 1 at the SVG College Sports Summit at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta. The event will be hosted by ESPN's Tom Rinaldi.

“This year's College Sports Media Awards Finalists represent an ever-rising bar of excellence in the college sports production industry,” says Tom Buffolano, Chairman of the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards. “What stands out the most is the ascendancy of “new” schools to Finalist status, like Monmouth or Kennesaw State, to name only a few. The competitive pool keeps getting deeper and college productions must become more creative in the way they tell a story, whether it is a live game or profile. The proliferation of coverage of events like Signing Day showcase the growing fan interest in all things college sports.”

Representing a variety of college athletic and academic departments, as well as professional networks, production companies, and student productions, the finalists are spread across four divisions in a total of 20 categories.

The Sports Video Group and NACDA extend their congratulations to all of the finalists. To learn more about the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards, visit www.svgcollege.com.

2017 SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards FINALISTS

OUTSTANDING LIVE GAME PRODUCTION

NATIONAL NETWORKS
Big Ten Network | Men's Basketball: Michigan vs. Northwestern
CBS Sports | Football: 2016 Army-Navy Game
CBS Sports | 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship
FOX Sports | Football: Central Michigan vs. Oklahoma State
Turner Sports | 2016 NCAA March Madness Live

REGIONAL/LOCAL/ NETWORKS AND PRODUCTION COMPANIES
BYUtv Sports | Men's Volleyball: UCLA vs. BYU
FOX Sports South | 2016 ACC Baseball Championship – NC State vs. Miami
Silver Chalice | Campus Insiders Arizona Bowl Live Stream

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Atlantic Coast Conference | 2016 ACC Women's Cross Country Championship
Auburn University (War Eagle Productions) | Baseball – Auburn vs. South Carolina
University of Oregon | Baseball – Oregon vs. Stanford
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT SportsZone) | Men's Ice Hockey – RIT vs. Army
West Coast Conference (TheW.tv) | Men's Basketball – WCC Championship: BYU vs. Loyola Marymount

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
Azusa Pacific University | Football – Azusa Pacific vs. Western Oregon
Big Ten Network Student U – Penn State University | Men's Ice Hockey – Ohio State vs. Penn State
Elon University (Phoenix All-Access) | Men's Basketball – Elon vs. UNC Wilmington
University of Florida | Baseball – Florida vs. Seton Hall
Middle Tennessee State University (EMC Productions) | Men's Basketball – Middle Tennessee State vs. Florida International
St. Cloud State University (Husky Productions) | Men's Ice Hockey – St. Cloud State vs. Colorado College

OUTSTANDING LIVE NON-GAME PRODUCTION

NATIONAL NETWORKS
ESPN | College Football Live
ESPN | College Football Playoff Top 25
SEC Network | SEC Nation

REGIONAL/LOCAL/ NETWORKS AND PRODUCTION COMPANIES
BYUtv Sports | Countdown to Kickoff
Longhorn Network | Texas GameDay

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
University of Alabama (Crimson Tide Productions) | Alabama Football 2017 National Signing Day Show
Duke University (Blue Devil Network) | Duke Football Spring Showcase
Florida State University (Seminole Productions) | FSU Pro Day – ACC Network Extra Segment
Monmouth University (Monmouth Digital Network) | Monmouth 2017 National Football Signing Day Program
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media) | Notre Dame Football Signing Day
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT SportsZone) | RIT SportsZone Pregame LIVE
Texas A&M University (12th Man Productions) | 2017 Texas A&M Signing Day Show

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
Arizona State University (Walter Cronkite Sports Network) | Cronkite Sports Live Awards Show
Ball State University (Ball State Sports Link) | The 2017 Chirpies
St. Cloud State University (Husky Productions) | Husky Faceoff
Southeastern Louisiana University (The Southeastern Channel) | The Big Game

OUTSTANDING PROGRAM SERIES

NATIONAL NETWORKS
Big Ten Network | The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2017
Big Ten Network | The Journey: Big Ten Football 2016
Big Ten Network | Campus Eats
ESPN | College GameDay (Football)
SEC Network | SEC Inside
Turner Sports | NCAA Features

REGIONAL/LOCAL/ NETWORKS AND PRODUCTION COMPANIES
4th Floor Creative | Musketeer Moments
Awesome Films | Penn State Hockey Story
BYUtv Sports | After Further Review
FOX Sports South | DRIVEN
University of North Texas | Beyond the Green: North Texas Football 2016
University of South Florida | #BAYMADE: Inside USF Football

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
East Carolina University | Cliff's Cab
James Madison University | JMU Athletics – For Glory
Northwestern University | The Foundation – Northwestern Football
University of South Carolina (Gamecock Productions) | Gamecock Confidential – Carolina Football: Forever to Thee
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media) | ICON
University of Wisconsin | Wisconsin Football: Homegrown

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
Virginia Tech Athletics (HokieVision) | Sounds of Gameday
Ball State University (Ball State Sports Link) | Out of the Shadows: Season 4
Ryerson University | Ryerson Women's Volleyball 24/7
University of Maryland (The Left Bench) | The Left Bench TV
Belmont University | Belmont Volleyball – All In

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL FEATURE

NATIONAL NETWORKS
CBS Sports Network | Essence of Love
ESPN | Heart of a Tiger
ESPN | Legacy of a King
FOX Sports | Ish Sanogo: Katrina Survivor
Turner Sports | Alexa Strange: A Sight In The Sand

REGIONAL/LOCAL/ NETWORKS AND PRODUCTION COMPANIES
Atlantic 10 Conference | From Africa to St. Louis
Longhorn Network | Texas Fight
Longhorn Network | The Ultimate Gift
University of North Texas | Mean Green Readers
Team 5 | Endurance

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Atlantic Coast Conference | Hashtags – ACC Basketball
Duke University | Grateful
University of Minnesota | Hearts, Guts, Balls – The Todd Oakes Story
Northeastern University | Rise Up NU
Northwestern University | Selection Sunday
University of Notre Dame | Fighting Irish Media Presents: A Champion for All Seasons
University of Pennsylvania | Penn Rowing: A Purpose That Transcends Time
Purdue University | Transformative: The Caleb Swanigan Story

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
Ball State University (Ball State Sports Link) | Dear Teddy
Florida State University (Seminole Productions) | Torey's Story
Kennesaw State University | #BringTheFight
SUNY Oswego (WTOP-10 TV) | Men's Ice Hockey Learns to Figure Skate
Palm Beach Atlantic University | Driven: A PBA Lacrosse Story
Youngstown State University | Youngstown State Playoff Hype Video vs. Samford

OUTSTANDING PROMOTION, PSA, TEASE, OR MARKETING CAMPAIGN

NATIONAL NETWORKS
Big Ten Network | Big Ten Tournament Tease 2017
CBS Sports | 2017 NCAA Basketball National Championship Tease
FOX Sports | Pac-12 Championship Open
Turner Sports | March Madness – The Arrival

REGIONAL/LOCAL/ NETWORKS AND PRODUCTION COMPANIES
302 Media | Delaware Football Head Coach Reveal
4th Floor Creative | Akron Zips Men's Basketball Intro
Charlie Company | Pac-12 Networks: College Football Campaign – Time Will Tell
Longhorn Network | Longhorn Network Texas GameDay Campaign
Running Pony | Tigers Rising

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
University of Alabama (Crimson Tide Productions) | Alabama Football 2016 College Football Playoff Championship Game Intro
University of Auburn (War Eagle Productions) | 2017 Auburn Football – Shug
Northwestern University | It's Time
University of Maryland | Women's Gymnastics Intro
University of Michigan | Michigan Softball Intro
University of Minnesota | Under the Lights: Gopher Football 2016
University of Mississippi | Ole Miss Football – How Loud?
University of Oregon | Acrobatics & Tumbling Videoboard Open
University of South Carolina (Gamecock Productions) | South Carolina Baseball 2016-17 Intro
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media) | Notre Dame Football Hype Videos

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
Ball State University (Ball State Sports Link) | Ball State Basketball Intro
East Carolina University | ECU's Road to Omaha 2017
Harvard University | 65 Moments of the 65th Beanpot Tournament
Kennesaw State University | Kennesaw State vs. Liberty Hype Video Blackout
St. Cloud State University (Husky Productions) | University of Minnesota Duluth vs. St. Cloud State Tease
University of South Carolina (Gamecock Productions) | March to April – Gamecock Women's Basketball Promo

About Sports Video Group
The Sports Video Group was formed in 2006 to support the professional community that relies on video, audio, and broadband technologies to produce and distribute sports content. Leagues, owners, teams, players, broadcasters, webcasters, and consumer technology providers have joined the SVG to learn from each other, turn vision into reality, implement new innovations, while sharing experiences that will lead to advancements in the sports production/distribution process and the overall consumer sports experience. For more information, visit www.sportsvideo.org.