National convention
honors Ithaca sports information
directors, past and present.

We Already Knew They Were Great

Pete Moore, director of sports information and athletic communication, and Dave Wohlhueter ’60, who was Ithaca’s first full-time sports information director and who has been director of sports communications at Cornell University since 1977, were both honored at the 1998 College Sports Information Directors of America workshop in Spokane, Washington, in July. Moore was one of four individuals inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame. Wohlhueter was joined by three others in receiving a lifetime award from the organization.

Moore is embarking on his 13th year at Ithaca College. The school’s sports information director since 1986, he was promoted to director of sports information and athletic communication in 1997. He is a college division representative on the CoSIDA board of directors and a member of its Job Seekers Committee. Ithaca’s athletic publications have won 76 CoSIDA awards, including 24 "best in the nation," during his tenure. He is also past president of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Sports Informa-tion Directors Association and has served on its board of directors for six years.

In 1993 Moore was an assistant venue press chief for baseball at the World University Games in Buffalo. He was a result auditor at media headquarters for the 1988 and 1989 Empire State Games. He has been media coordinator for 32 NCAA postseason events, including the 1992 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s swimming and diving championship. A member of the NCAA Communications Committee from 1994 to 1997, he worked on the media relations staff at the 1997 NCAA Division I basketball east regional. In 1995 he was in-ducted into the Ithaca College Sports Hall of Fame; this year he was one of six recipients of the Employee Recognition Award.

Wohlhueter, a 1986 inductee into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame and a 1987 inductee into the Ithaca College Sports Hall of Fame, announced in March that he was leaving his long-term position at Cornell University. He plans to remain involved in CoSIDA as the association’s treasurer, a post he has held since 1977.

Wohlhueter earned a bachelor’s degree in television-radio broadcasting from Ithaca, where he was a varsity letter winner on the men’s tennis team. He worked as sports director and advertising representative for WDOS in Oneonta before being hired at Ithaca in 1965. In 1967 he moved to Bucknell University as sports information director and worked there for 10 years before joining the staff at Cornell.

As treasurer of CoSIDA, he helped oversee the enormous growth of the organization, from just over 500 members when he first took the post to over 1,800 this year. In 1992 he received the Arch Ward Award from CoSIDA, presented annually to a member who has made an outstanding contribution in college sports information and who has enhanced the profession. Wohlhueter has also earned more than 20 CoSIDA publications awards during his tenure at Cornell.

A former president of ECAC–SIDA, Wohlhueter was given the organization’s Irving T. Marsh Service Bureau Cooperation Award in 1987. He has been honored by other organizations, including the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, of which he is past president. He has served on the press service staffs at many international athletic events, including the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and the 1998 Goodwill Games in New York. Wohlhueter has also served as official scorer for NCAA Division III baseball and softball regional play-offs hosted by Ithaca College.

"It’s been a real privilege to work with Dave," says Moore. "He is a giant in our business and has had a really positive impact on my career in sports information. He’s been a fixture at Cornell. It’s going to seem strange going to a Cornell athletic event and not seeing him running the press box."

Wohlhueter and his wife, Susan, have remained active in Ithaca College activities. They regularly attend sporting events as well as theater and music productions at the College, and he is a member of the school’s Sports Hall of Fame Committee.  

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