U of G Athletics Wins Marketing, Communications Awards

Athletics Awards

l-r: Dhanung Bulsara, video coordinator; Nathan Young, events coordinator; Jen Green, external events coordinator.

The University of Guelph’s athletics department has won three Ontario University Athletics (OUA) awards for marketing and communications. The awards were presented at the OUA annual general meeting May 11.

GryphVision was named best in webcast production for production quality, graphics, special features and on-air talent. An 18-member team produced more than 70 webcasts this year that garnered almost 19,000 views. This year, Gryphon athletics teamed up with Rogers TV “Cable 20” to televise more than 60 varsity games produced by the GryphVision broadcast team.

The Gryphons Instagram account was named best social media account. Guelph’s Instagram community ranks among the highest in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, with more than 6,500 followers and 71,000 likes over the past three years.

The department also won best market-driven sport championship. More than 700 fans packed the Gryphon Centre in March to watch the women’s hockey team win their first OUA title since 1998.