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Ryan Wooley - Outstanding Young Alumni Award Recipient

by the Office of Alumni Relations, Published May 12, 2014

Ryan Wooley '07 is currently the Afternoon Sports Anchor for WWJ Newsradio 950 and the Sports Anchor of 97.1 WXYT "The Ticket." Ryan received his bachelor of arts degree in Electronic Media and Film Studies in 2007. While a student, he served as a news anchor for Eastern Weekly, co-created and hosted "The Eastern Sports Report," was a play-by-play anchor for EMU football and men's & women's basketball on E-TV, was a three-year member of EMU Marching Band, a four-year member of EMU Basketball Band, and a member of the National Honorary Band Fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi. He was also the recipient of the J. Clarence and Courtney S. Fountain Sportscasters Scholarship. Ryan continued his involvement in EMU sports after graduation as a color commentator for EMU basketball for 89.1 WEMU and remains involved as a play-by-play women's basketball announcer on Eagle All-Access.

In 2013, he was awarded by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters "2012 Broadcast Excellence Award for Sportscast of the Year" for his June 2012 coverage of the Grand Prix on Belle Isle track issue. He also received the "2012 Broadcast Excellence Merit Award for World Series Sportscast" for his coverage of the Detroit Tigers four-game sweep of the New York Yankees in October 2012.

Ryan continues to give back to his local community of Westland. He remains the play-by-play voice of John Glenn High School football team for station WLND, a Westland Government Access Station. He also maintains a small business as a DJ and volunteers his services for the Detroit Zoo's "Walk for Wishes" program, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.

Join us in celebrating Ryan's accomplishment at the 53rd Annual Alumni Awards, Saturday, June 14, 2014 starting at 6p.m. To purchase tickets, click here.