3 new alumni rank in top 20 of U.S. college broadcasters
Three Media School students were ranked among the top 20 collegiate broadcasters in the country by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America.
Griffin Gonzalez was named a First Team All-American, Grace Ybarra was designated Second Team, and Derek Decker made Third Team in the STAA All-America competition. All three students graduated with Media School degrees in May.
The STAA All-America program recognizes the nation’s most outstanding collegiate radio and TV sports broadcasters. Gonzalez and Decker placed in the competition last year as well.
As a member of the top six, Gonzalez is named an STAA All-American and will receive three free months of STAA membership, a certificate of achievement and the exposure that comes with being recognized by STAA as one of the nation’s top young sports broadcasters.
Gonzalez is now a sports and news reporter for WDRB in Louisville. Ybarra is a sports reporter and anchor at WCBI-TV in Northeast Mississippi. Decker is the play-by-play voice of the Chillicothe (Missouri) Mudcats for the summer.