EDMONTON - A giant in the sports information profession, Jack Neumann was announced Tuesday as the latest inductee into the Canada West Hall of Fame.
Over more than three decades at the University of Calgary, Neumann was a trailblazer in sports information, as he helped pave the way for standardization in many areas of communications for university sport across the country.
While his impact continues to be felt across Canada, he also played a key role in the broader professionalization of sports info across North America through his involvement with College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
From 1990 to 1992, he was the first Canadian to serve on CoSIDA's Board of Directors and in 2004 he became the first Canadian SID to be inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame.
To read more about Neumann's impressive career, click here for his complete Hall of Fame biography.
ABOUT THE CANADA WEST HALL OF FAME
For the last century, organized university sport has been a central part of the student experience at institutions across Western Canada. Beginning with the University of Manitoba capturing the first Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (WCIAU) men's hockey banner in 1919-20, student-athletes have been competing to reach their full potential in sport and the classroom, while enriching campus life.
To commemorate 100 years of university sport across Western Canada, the Canada West Hall of Fame was created in the spring of 2019, with the first induction class set to be unveiled throughout the 2019-20 season.