CBS Sports broadcaster Verne Lundquist will receive the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting from WFUV Radio (90.7 FM/wfuv.org) at the station’s Seventh Annual Spring Gala on Thursday night, May 8, at Gotham Hall in New York City, it was announced today by Fordham University’s non-commercial, public media service. Lundquist’s broadcast partner, CBS NCAA analyst Bill Raftery, will present the award.
“Because of Vin Scully’s extraordinary career and because of the accomplishments of the previous six winners, I believe being named the recipient of the 2014 Vin Scully Award is the highest professional honor I’ve been given,” said Lundquist.
Said Scully: “Verne Lundquist is an extremely talented broadcaster. He has covered a myriad of sports with grace and intelligence. I am delighted with his selection.”
Lundquist, the lead play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports’ coverage of college football, also does play-by-play for NCAA basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, and provides commentary for the Masters and the PGA Championship, among other PGA Tour events. He is admired by peers as a humble professional.
Scully, the iconic Voice of the Dodgers for 60 years, is a renowned Fordham graduate, and product of WFUV Radio, which was his launching pad to a Hall of Fame career. Past Scully Award winners include: inaugural recipient Scully (2008), Dick Enberg (2009), Ernie Harwell (2010), Pat Summerall (2011), Al Michaels (2012), and Bob Costas (2013).