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July 13, 2007
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EMU's Streeter honored by Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association

YPSILANTI - The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association (DSBA) recently honored Jim Streeter, Eastern Michigan University’s longtime sports information director, with the 2007 “Best of the Best Award.” The award was presented at the 21st Annual DSBA Charity Golf Scramble July 9 at Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Township.

The Kathy Best “Best of the Best Award” is given annually for excellence in sports media/public relations in the state of Michigan. It is named after Best, a former media relations specialist with the Detroit Red Wings.

This fall marks Streeter’s 34th year in the sports information department and his 33rd year as sports information director. Streeter received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from EMU.

He was sports editor of the Eastern Echo, the student newspaper, for two years. After graduating, he was a sportswriter with The Ypsilanti press for two years before joining EMU as assistant sports information director in 1974. He was named director in 1975.

He is a member of the College of Sports Information Directors of America; and served a secretary of the Detroit Sports Broadcasters and Writers Association from 1990-1994 after serving as vice president for one year. Streeter was selected as one of nine media marshals for the 2004 Ryder Cup golf competition at Oakland Hills Country Club. He was inducted into EMU’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.


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