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Notre Dame Named First Recipient of SVG/NACDA Technology Leadership Award
Launched July 1, 2011; Fighting Irish Digital Media is the digital hub for the University of Notre Dame department of athletics.

June 13, 2013

The Sports Video Group and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) is pleased to announce that the University of Notre Dame is the recipient of the inaugural SVG/NACDA Technology Leadership Award. The award was formally presented at the SVG College Sports Summit in Atlanta on May 29.

The Technology Leadership Award is presented to the university athletic department that meets the outlined criteria of commitment to the investment in and execution of broadcast and video infrastructure and technologies.

Over the past two years, Notre Dame has established a strong presence in digital media and video production with the introduction of Fighting Irish Digital Media (FIDM), a state-of-the-art broadcast facility and university-wide media infrastructure.

"On behalf of Notre Dame and Fighting Irish Digital Media, we are honored to receive the inaugural Technology Leadership Award," said Dan Skendzel, program director, Fighting Irish Digital Media. "We have a visionary leader in Jack Swarbrick and a digital-media team dedicated to using innovative technology to improve how we produce and present content to our fans. It is gratifying to be recognized for the progress we've made. We look forward to building on this momentum."

SVG/NACDA Technology Leadership Award Official Award Criteria

The SVG/NACDA Athletic Administration Technology Award shall be awarded annually to a university athletics department in recognition of excellence in investment in and execution of broadcast and video infrastructure and technologies.

The recipient will have established a comprehensive workflow that enhances the fan experience through broadcast, digital, and in-venue technology and puts video production at the center of distributing the university or conference's message.

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