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Elson Named Finalist For Sportscaster Of The Year


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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Phil Elson, the radio voice of Razorback Baseball and Women’s Basketball, was named a finalist for the Arkansas Sportscaster of the Year award by the National Sports Media Association (NSMA) earlier this week.


Elson has been the Razorbacks play-by-play voice for baseball and women’s basketball since 2014, as well as fill-in roles for men’s basketball. He was previously named the Arkansas Sportscaster of the Year in 2009 for his work with the Arkansas Travelers, the AA affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.


He spent 17 years in professional baseball, including 14 as the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Travelers before joining the Razorbacks. Prior to the Travs, Elson called games for the Helena Brewers, Ogden Raptors, and Mudville Nine. He also filled in for Razorback Baseball broadcasts from 2011-13.


Elson has also been the play-by-play announcer for Henderson State football since 2011. Previously, Elson served nine seasons as the play-by-play broadcaster for the Little Rock women’s basketball broadcasts. He has also been a fill in host and play-by-play announcer for KABZ 103.7 The Buzz in Little Rock.


The National Sports Media Association & Hall of Fame seeks to develop educational opportunities for those who are interested in pursuing a career in sports media, through networking, interning, mentoring and scholarship programs. The NSMA also honors, preserves and celebrates the diverse legacy of sports media in the United States.


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