Student media team producing livestreams of NAIA volleyball championships

The Hastings College student media team is producing all matches from the NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championships this week, including the semifinals and championship matches that will stream nationally December 1 on ESPN3. All other matches from the championships in Sioux City, Iowa, are streaming on the NAIA Network.

While there is a subscription fee to watch matches on the NAIA Network, matches featuring the Hastings College Broncos volleyball team are available free through the college’s own portal at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/hastings/.

This is the second year the student media team has livestreamed the NAIA volleyball championships. For the past 15 years, the Hastings College media team has broadcast the NAIA DII Women’s Basketball National Championship. The team is comprised of students from across campus and faculty sponsors organized through the College’s Center for Applied Media Arts.

The student media team manages entire video streaming production, from setting up cameras to graphics needed for the streams. Select Hastings College students and sports information directors from other NAIA schools provide commentary for each match except the semifinals and championship games, which are called by ESPN3 analysts.

During the 32-team pool play, November 27-29, three matches are held simultaneously at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City. Two simultaneous matches are held during bracket play November 30 and for the semifinal matches December 1. Productions are single camera except the semifinals and championship, which are a multi-camera setup produced by the Hastings College student media team with commentary from ESPN3 analysts. The semifinals and championship matches are available only on ESPN3.

Students participating in producing the NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championships include:

  • Sam Bosle, a sophomore from Hastings, Nebraska
  • Cameron Bradley, a sophomore from Wichita, Kansas
  • Andy Chase, a senior from Hastings, Nebraska
  • Jerod Fox, a senior from Newton, Kansas
  • Becca Garner, a junior from Centennial, Colorado
  • Kirsten Gilliland, a senior from Ainsworth, Nebraska
  • Naomy Gomez, a sophomore from Hastings, Nebraska
  • David Loomis, a sophomore from Pratt, Kansas
  • Ron Roskilly, a senior from Deshler, Nebraska
  • Danielle Shenk, a senior from Polk, Nebraska
  • Caitlin Smith, a sophomore from Brooklyn, Iowa
  • Kelsa Stauffer, a first-year student from Gretna, Nebraska
  • Jake Zink, a senior from Papillion, Nebraska

Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to hastings.edu.

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