Mindy Brauer Earns AVCA Grant Burger Media Award for New England Region

Mindy Brauer sitting on the scorers table at a volleyball match with two members of the statistics staff.
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Cambridge, Mass. (August 5) -- Recently announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), MIT assistant director of communications, promotions and marketing, Mindy Brauer, has been honored with the Grant Burger Media Award for the New England Region.

"Mindy is the consummate professional," said Paul Dill, MIT women's volleyball head coach. "Her attention to detail and tireless work ethic make her the best at what she does. Mindy really cares about the student-athletes and her support of our program is a big part of why we are so successful."

Receiving the award for the fifth time in her career, Brauer is in her 16th year at MIT and previously received this honor in 2006-07, 2007-08, 2009-10 and 2013-14. She has served as the primary media contact for numerous postseason championship events, including the 2006, 2007 and 2015 NCAA Women's Volleyball New England Regional and the 2009 North East Collegiate Volleyball Association Championship Tournament.

In 2016, Brauer was honored with the CoSIDA Achievement Award for the College Division. The award is presented to an associate or assistant sports information director in recognition of exceptional contributions, service and dedication to their institution or conference office and to the sports information profession. 

The AVCA Grant Burger Media Award is an honor intended to recognize members of the media who have been involved in the advancement of the sport of volleyball through consistent coverage in all mediums. It is named in honor of Grant Burger, former Director of Sports Information and Associate Director of the AVCA (1988-92), whose hard work, innovative mind, knowledge and enthusiasm took the areas of media relations and publications at the AVCA to a higher level and increased awareness of the sport of volleyball nationwide.

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