Thursday, June 23, 2016
XULA's Cassiere earns 2 CoSIDA district firsts for writing
NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Ed Cassiere has received two more awards for his work, this time in the College Sports Information Directors of America Fred Stabley Jr. Writing Contest.
Cassiere received first place in District 6 (Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas) in the categories of event and season preview/recap. The event was a women's tennis dual match against Oklahoma Baptist in the second round of the 2015 NAIA National Championship. The other winner was a men's basketball preview of the 2015-16 season.
Of the 59 district-winning entries nationwide, Cassiere was the only one from a Louisiana school, and he was the only NAIA entrant with more than one victory. CoSIDA's writing contest includes entries from the NAIA, all three NCAA divisions and community colleges.
Cassiere this past week received second place in the NAIA for website and seventh place in winter publications.
Cassiere in July will begin his 11th year as Xavier's SID and his 25th as a fulltime college sports publicist. The Shreveport, La., native previously worked at the University of New Orleans and at Louisiana-Lafayette.
Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director
XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA