Iowa Athletic Communications Earns FWAA Super 11 Award

DALLAS – The University of Iowa Athletics Communications Office was honored with the Football Writers Association of America Super 11 Award for the 2021 season, it was announced Thursday by the FWAA.

The honor is presented annually to the best performing sports information departments in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Three first-time winners and eight previous winners comprise the honorees for the 2021 season.

The distinction is the second for Iowa Athletic Communications, dating back to the inaugural award series in 2009. Iowa previously was honored in 2019.

The other honorees include Clemson, Colorado, Louisville, Kansas State, Miami (Fla.), Navy, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ole Miss and South Carolina.

FWAA members provided input during the season and made comments in an FWAA Awards survey after the 2021 season. In addition, SID press boxes were judged on how well they were run and maintained in terms of neutrality, pool reporters and noise level that could affect a media person’s ability to do his or her job. In recent years, the availability of nearby press parking has become a plus.

Founded in 1941, the Football Writers Association of America consists of journalists, broadcasters, publicists, photographers and key executives in all areas of college football. The FWAA works to govern media access and game-day operations while presenting awards and honors, including an annual FWAA All-America Team. For more information about the FWAA and its program and initiatives, contact Executive Director Steve Richardson at 2144-870-6516 or