Scott Nuss, a 2003 graduate of Hillsboro High School, won his third consecutive sports information director of the year award last week.
He won the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference award for his work in his first year as Southwestern College’s sports information director. He also won in 2011 and 2012 while at Newman University in the Heartland Conference.
Nuss said his interest originated in high school. He knew he could write, and he loved sports, but he wasn’t athletic. He discovered the field of sports information at Southwestern because his academic adviser had been a sports information director in the 1980s. She helped him find classes appropriate for his career.
He graduated from Southwestern with a bachelor’s in communication in 2007. He received a master’s in sports administration from Wichita State University in 2009. He was Newman’s sports information director from 2009 to 2012. In 2012 he returned to his alma mater as the school’s first full-time sports information director.
His main responsibilities are providing public relations for the athletic department, producing post-game news releases, ensuring accurate statistics are kept, and supervising five student assistants.
He is an active member of College Sports Information Directors of America and is a voter for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics basketball player of the week and Capital One academic all-district/all-America awards.
Nuss said he thought he received the award — selected by conference sports information directors — because he makes sure people know he is willing to help and he pays close attention to detail.
Dale and Becky Nuss of Hillsboro are his parents. Lee and Pat Nuss and Ruby Suderman, all of Hillsboro, are his grandparents.