Katie Emmer Takes Home Top Prize

Congratulations to our own Katie Emmer who recently won the Jim Nantz Award, which recognizes the top collegiate sportscaster in the nation!

The award was given through the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America, and was reviewed by a panel of judges such as Paul Allen of the Minnesota Vikings.

“It’s an honor to represent St. Cloud State and also an honor to represent college women across the country that are working to get into this career field” said Emmer on winning the award.

Emmer transferred to St. Cloud State in the fall of 2015 after attending a school in Hawaii. She hit the ground running at SCSU as was involved in UTVS and Husky Productions in her first semester.

Through her three years in Husky Productions, Emmer has held multiple positions. In her first year, she worked behind the scenes as scoreboard operator and graphics, and then she moved to the desk as in-studio host for her second year. In her third and final year, she was named ice-side reporter. Emmer also hosted a show named “Two Minute Minor” where she laced up her skates and hit the ice with members of the men’s hockey team.

Emmer completed her time at SCSU this spring, but is taking online courses over the summer to complete her degree.

Emmer will receive representation from STAA for a full year as she looks for her first sports broadcasting job following graduation.

“I’m excited for my next step into this exciting career and will always be proud to be a Husky!” said Emmer.

She is the first person from UTVS to receive the award, as well as the first female.

The award has been around since 2009, and receives hundreds of applicants from across the country each year.