Harvard University's Brett Moore & Dan Scotchmer Named 2012-13 Men's Northern Division Sports Information Director of the Year

Brett Moore
Brett Moore

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Brett Moore of Harvard University and former Crimson Athletics Communications professional Dan Scotchmer earn honors as the 2012-13 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Men's Northern 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."

Moore joined the Harvard Office of Athletic Communications in a full-time capacity in August 2012 and currently serves as the primary contact for women's basketball, baseball, field hockey, men's & women's swimming and diving, men's and women's squash and men's and women's water polo. He has previously served as the contact for women's ice hockey, Harvard's four crew programs and the 2013 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Women's Water Polo Championships hosted at Harvard's Blodgett Pool.

Prior to his role of Assistant Director of Athletic Communications, Moore served as an Athletic Communications Assistant at Harvard during the 2011-12 academic year. He worked with a variety of teams throughout the year, including traveling with the men's basketball team to the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in Albuquerque, N.M. Moore also contributed to the production of the 2012 Men's Lacrosse Championship hosted by Harvard at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.

Before joining Harvard, Moore received the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Phil Langan Graduate Internship Grant to work as an intern at Illinois Wesleyan University. During the 2010-11 school year, Moore produced media guides, wrote game notes and kept statistics at all basketball, football, soccer and baseball games for IWU. In addition to day-to-day tasks with the athletic department, Moore assisted at the 2011 NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Final Four held at the Shirk Center in Bloomington, Ill.

A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan in 2010 with a B.A. in business administration, he worked in the university communications office where he prepared game programs, updated biographies and kept statistics for the athletic department as a student. Moore was also a member of the baseball team and captained the 2010 NCAA Division III national championship squad at IWU.

Moore completed a master’s degree in sport management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012.

Scotchmer, who graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kent State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration, served as an Athletics Communications Assistant in 2012 at Harvard.

In his time at Kent State, Scotchmer was one of the radio voices for the nationally-ranked baseball team and the sideline reporter for the football team. He also worked in the Athletic Communications office as a student assistant where he wrote press releases, game stories and feature articles.

In 2011, Scotchmer served as the media relations manager of the Jamestown Jammers of the New York-Pennsylvania League. During his tenure, the Jammers were featured on the MLB Network, Fox Sports Florida and BBC for the first time in team history.  Scotchmer also served as the assistant press box coordinator for the 13-15 Babe Ruth World Series held in Jamestown, N.Y.

Prior to entering college, Scotchmer worked at The Post-Journal as a sports writer covering local high school and junior college athletics.

The duo become the fourth and fifth Sports Information Directors at Harvard to garner an SID of the Year Award from the league as current Harvard Director of Athletics Communications Tim Williamson (2009 Women's Northern Division SID of the Year), Eastern Nazarene Sports Information Director Robert Rossi (2010 Women's Northern Division SID of the Year) and University of Alaska-Fairbanks Assistant Sports Information Director Mark Rivera (2011 Women's Southern Division SID of the Year) previously claimed accolades.

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