The Ball State Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the nation’s first digital sports production program, Ball State Sports Link, have partnered to present the university’s inaugural student-athlete awards show, The Chirpies.
Football’s Aaron Hepp, men’s swimming’s Conner Snare and Sports Link’s Allison Luthman host this premiere event celebrating the year in Ball State Athletics.
The inaugural Chirpies is led by SAAC Executive Board members Bethany Han (field hockey), Jarrett James (baseball), Ashlyn Rang (women’s tennis), Brooklyn Schumacher (gymnastics) and Conner Snare (men‘s swimming).
Nashville recording artist and Indiana native Corey Cox performs live. Cox is joined by women’s soccer’s Lauren Hall for a special performance to close the show.
A total of 11 different awards are handed out, including Female Athlete of the Year, Male Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year, the Cardinal Caring Award and the Comeback Award.
The Ball State Sports Link production is led by senior executive producer Drew Adamson, while seniors Torey Fox (audio), Braden Schlegelmilch (technical director) and Andy Wright (graphics) will be working their final Sports Link live production.
The mission of SACC is to ensure and enhance the student-athlete experience through promoting opportunities within the university, athletics department and outside community, while providing a facet to serve and protect the interests and image of the student-athlete.
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