Bill Roth named Virginia Sportscaster of the Year
Voice of Hokies Wins Prestigious Award for Fourth Time
February 1, 2002

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech ISP Sports Network broadcaster Bill Roth has been named Virginia Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. The voting was conducted by writers and broadcasters throughout the Commonwealth.

Roth, who is in his 14th year as the radio voice of the Hokies, also won the award in 1995, 1996, and 1999. He handles play-by-play duties for all Tech football and men's basketball broadcasts and serves as the host of radio talk shows featuring Tech coaches. He can also be seen on Virginia Tech Sports Today, the network's weekly television magazine show.

Roth will serve as the television play-by-play announcer of the upcoming NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship to be held in Salem, Va. The broadcast will be televised nationally by CNN/SI. Last summer, Roth handled play-by-play duties for ESPN's coverage of an international field hockey series between world powers Australia and Argentina.

Roth will be honored along with other state and national winners at the annual Sportswriters and Sportscasters Awards Program in Salisbury, N.C., on April 27th. The Virginia Sportswriter of the Year is Jeff White of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The national winners are ESPN's Chris Berman and Rick Reilly of Sports Illustrated.