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 Ithacas 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.
is embarking on his 13th year at Ithaca College. The schools
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. Ithacas
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
mens and womens 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.
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 associations
treasurer, a post he has held since 1977.
Wohlhueter earned a bachelors degree
in television-radio broadcasting from Ithaca, where he
was a varsity letter winner on the mens 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 ECACSIDA, Wohlhueter
was given the organizations 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.
"Its 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.
Hes been a fixture at Cornell. Its 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 schools Sports Hall of Fame Committee.