BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — George Washington University’s Justin Moore garners accolades as the inaugural recipient of the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) Sports Information Director of the Year award from the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) office.
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.”
The award marks the inaugural honor bestowed exclusively to MAWPC institutions following the division of the CWPA men’s teams into the MAWPC and Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) during the Summer of 2016. A member of the MAWPC-East Region, the Colonials compete against Bucknell University, Fordham University, Johns Hopkins University, the United States Naval Academy and Wagner College. Connecticut College, Gannon University, La Salle University, Mercyhurst University, Monmouth College (Ill.), Salem International University and Washington & Jefferson College compete in the Western Region with McKendree University slated to join the West group in the Fall of 2017.
Moore recently completed his second season as Director of Athletics Communications at George Washington. In that role, Moore serves as the primary contact for men’s basketball, men’s and women’s water polo, men’s golf and sailing.
GW had a banner year in men’s water polo in 2016, posting 15 wins which was its most since 2013, and taking its best-ever finish in a conference tournament (runner-up). Moore helped promote the accomplishments of two student-athletes who earned All-America honors in Bogdan Petkovic and Atakan Destici. Additionally, Matt Taylor and Pierce Deamer were named All-Conference selections.
In his time at GW, Moore has overseen the redesign of GWsports.com while helping direct and oversee content creation that led to record web traffic in 2015-16. That year, GW captured the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) Championship for the school’s first postseason men’s basketball title.
Moore came to GW after two years at the University of Texas, where he was the primary contact for baseball and a secondary contact on football. Prior to that, he was at the University of Maryland for four years.
He is the second George Washington communications professional recognized with an SID of the Year plaque as Jessica Bernheim earned notices in 2015 (Men’s Southern Division), 2014 (Men’s Southern Division) and 2013 (Women’s Southern Division).