Mercyhurst University's Brian Vail Named 2012-13 Men's Southern Division Sports Information Director of the Year

Brian Vail
Brian Vail

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Brian Vail of Mercyhurst University earns honors as the 2012-13 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Men's Southern Division Sports Information Director of the Year.

Selected by the CWPA Director of Communications, the SID of the Year award is presented to individuals who "have achieved notable excellence in the field of water polo communications during the past academic year."

A 2008 graduate of Ashland University, Vail recently completed his his third year as the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications at Mercyhurst. He is the primary contact for field hockey, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's water polo, and men's and women's lacrosse.

The Sports Information Graduate Assistant at Gannon University from 2008-2010, he earned a Master's in Organizational Leadership in May 2010. While with the Golden Knights, Vail served as the primary contact for volleyball, women's soccer, men's and women's water polo, men's and women's swimming and diving and wrestling.

The Pickerington, Ohio, native double majored in Journalism and Sport Communication at Ashland, where he was involved in newspaper, television, radio, and sports information.


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