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J.T. BUCHHEIT | Chief Copy Editor
One Lindenwood student and to recent graduates won awards yesterday at the Mid-America Emmy Awards in St. Louis.
Current senior Michelle Sproat and recent graduates Jon Elam and Matt Sabados won two National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awards for their LUTV broadcast of the Lindenwood football game on Nov. 5, 2016, against Missouri Southern University, as well as for the program “Lion Pride Sports.”
Of the three, only Sproat and Elam were at the conference. Sproat learned of her victory on May 10. She has entered the contest before, but this is the first time she won an award.
“It was really exciting to be able to walk up on stage alongside so many other talented college students who just want success in their broadcast programs,” Sproat said. “It was also exciting to have Lindenwood finally get recognition for the hard work they put in.”
Sproat said she knew they had a shot.
“We put a lot of hard work into it,” she said. “The team I worked with was really qualified for this. So I was really excited about it, but I wasn’t necessarily shocked.”
Elam said he is proud of both of the productions they worked on, but the football game was his favorite.
“It was a longer production, it was a whole football game, and you have a lot more people and there’s a lot more thought that goes into it,” Elam said.
The event started at 4 p.m., and the student awards were at 6 p.m. The conference also held awards for professional organizations.
Students who want to have a chance to win these awards or get more information about LUTV can contact Edward Voss at firstname.lastname@example.org.