Texas A&M women’s basketball play-by-play broadcaster Mike Wright and color analyst Tap Bentz earned recognition as a Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB) 2011-2012 Radio Contest Winner.
The pair broadcast nearly every home women’s basketball game on the Texas A&M Sports Network. Their broadcast of A&M’s 71-70 win against USC on Dec. 18, 2011, was submitted and selected as the Division B (medium market) Sports Play-By-Play Radio Contest Winner.
The Aggie women’s hoops broadcast was judged by nine radio/TV professional on a TAPB Judging Weekend in early March in Grapevine, Texas. One of the judges praised the duo for their entry and commented, “Great job – there is a real chemistry and excellent sense of timing in a balanced format of providing the color and descriptions of this game.”
Wright has been the voice of Texas A&M women’s basketball for the past four seasons, while Bentz has been providing color commentary for the Aggies for 10 years.
Texas Associated Press Broadcasters 2011-2012 Radio Contest Winners
1. WTAW, Bryan-College Station. Texas A&M vs. USC. Mike Wright & Tap Bentz
2. KETR, Commerce. Commerce vs. Celina: Nov. 4, 2011. Kevin Jefferies, Cooper Welch & Scott Harvey
HM: KETR , Commerce. A&M-Commerce vs. ENMU: Nov. 5, 2011. J.P. Heath, Brock Callaway & Adam Troxtell