HC Media production team bound for national basketball tournament

Student journalists from Hastings College will for the eighth year provide coverage of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship. The tournament runs from March 11-17, 2015, in Sioux City, Iowa.

HC Media will produce live streams for 30 games in six days. The streaming games will be available through a paid service offered by NAIA Network located on naia.org. Hastings College Lady Broncos games will simultaneously stream free of charge at hcmediaonline.org.  KFKX, Hastings College’s student-run radio station, will provide audio coverage locally on 90.1FM and streaming audio at hcmediaonline.org

espn3 logo hcFor the second year, the students will produce the ESPN3 live video stream of the semifinal games on March 16 at 6 and 8 p.m. in Sioux City, Iowa. ESPN3 offers live-multi screen sports streams available through WatchESPN.com. Smartphone and tablet users can also access the stream through the WatchESPNApp.

The production team also participates in an experiential learning lab through the College’s Journalism and Media Arts Department by developing and maintaining an interactive, informative web site covering all aspects of the championship.  This includes game recaps, social media updates, photography, and feature stories on players and coaches available through mynaiatourney.org.

HC Media’s 2015 crew will consist of 18 students from areas of academic focus including journalism, broadcasting and communication:

  • Kaitlyn Baucom of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Sam Bennett of Bellevue, Nebraska
  • Dan Bredow of Omaha, Nebraska
  • Joe Brown of Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jordan Brown of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Ben Burbine of North Attleboro, Massachusetts
  • Austin Druse of Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Allen Hamil of Merrill, Iowa
  • Alex Hedlund of O’Neil, Nebraska
  • Russ Heitmann of Hebron, Nebraska
  • Anna Lichti of Shickley, Nebraska
  • Mason Lindbloom of Omaha, Nebraska
  • Amanda Miller of Woodland Park, Colorado
  • Sarah Mindrup of Elkhorn, Nebraska
  • Austin Penfield of Johnson, Nebraska
  • Austin Remm of Doniphan, Nebraska
  • Tyler Schuster of Omaha, Nebraska
  • Nicole Sherrill of Windsor, Colorado
  • Brianna Turek of Wood River, Nebraska
  • McKenzie Wedel of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Founded in 1882, Hastings College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With more than 60 majors in 32 areas of study and 13 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review and a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s. Visit Hastings.edu for more.

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