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BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Bucknell University’s Cole Cloonan is the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC)-East Region Sports Information Director of the Year.

Selected by the Collegiate Water Polo Association (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 native of Charles Town, West Virginia, Cloonan graduated from Concord University in Athens, W.Va in 2015 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.  A four-year member of the Concord soccer team as a defender, he started his career in sports information as a graduate assistant at his alma mater before graduating with a master’s degree in 2017 in Health Promotion.  Following matriculation, he worked as a Product Technician at Montgomery Community Media in Rockville, Md., prior to joining the Bucknell Athletics Communications staff in September 2018. 

At Bucknell, he is responsible for publicizing the sports of water polo, track, cross country, baseball and men’s soccer in addition to performing video work for the Department of Athletics.

The award marks the fourth honor bestowed exclusively to MAWPC-East institutions following the division of the CWPA men’s teams into the MAWPC and Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) during the Summer of 2016.

He becomes the second Bucknell SID to earn honors from the league office joining four-time selection (Women: 2008, 2009, 2010; Men: 2011) Todd Merriett.

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