Johnson, Director of Athletic Media Relations at St. Lawrence University in
Canton, NY; will receive the Pete Nevins Award for Distinguished Achievement at
the 2012 ECAC-Sports Information Directors Association Workshop in Pittsburgh.
The award was
approved by the ECAC-SIDA Executive Board in 2007. That year, Pete Nevins, the
long-time sports information director at East Stroudsburg University, who was a
legend in the industry for more than three decades, passed away.
The award is
presented to an individual in recognition of his or her advancement of the
field of athletic communications and advocacy for intercollegiate athletics.
The winner must have served at least 25 years in the sports information field,
and be either a current or former member of ECAC-SIDA. The award is presented
at the discretion of the ECAC-SIDA board, and only one winner can be named
Now in his 38th
year at St. Lawrence, Johnson was named Director of Athletic Media Relations in
1999 and has been the University's sports information contact since 1975.