Assistant Commissioner Timm To Receive Warren Berg Award
Blake Timm is in his second year at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference office.
Blake Timm is in his second year at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference office.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Blake Timm, the GNAC’s assistant commissioner for communications, has been selected as the 2017 Warren Berg Award by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The award will be presented during CoSIDA’s annual convention on Wed., June 14, in Orlando, Fla.

Awarded annually, the Warren Berg Award is presented to a non-Division I member of CoSIDA who has made outstanding contributions to the field of sports information and, through his or her activities, has brought dignity and prestige to the profession.

“This is a tremendous national honor, and extremely well deserved,” said GNAC commissioner Dave Haglund. “In nearly 20 years in the field of collegiate athletic media relations, Blake has served with distinction, and we congratulate him on being chosen for this prestigious award.”

Timm is in his second year in the GNAC office, having succeed longtime conference SID Bob Guptill. In his role, Timm oversees the media relations operations for the conference office, weekly and annual awards, social media, video streaming and video exchange, the conference’s historical records and media and game operations for GNAC championship events.

Prior to joining the GNAC, Timm served for 16 years as the sports information director at his alma mater, Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. While at Pacific, Timm succeeded in enhancing the media presence, both locally and nationally, for the Boxers’ 24 NCAA Division III programs. He developed the school’s video and social media presences, enhanced the program’s web presence and also served as the media coordinator for the university’s annual celebrity fundraising event, Legends hosted by Tommy Thayer.

Timm was twice named as the winner of the Northwest Conference’s Jack Sareault Award. Named for the Saint Martin’s University alumnus and hall of famer, the award honors the NWC’s Sports Information Director of the Year. His career has also included 29 Publication Contest Awards from CoSIDA, including eight best in the nation awards, and 18 awards in the organization’s Fred Stabley, Sr., Writing Contest, which includes two national winners.

Timm is an active member of CoSIDA and currently serves on the organization’s Special Awards Committee. He served six years on the CoSIDA Board of Directors and six years on the organization’s College Division Management Advisory Committee, including three as chair. He is a past chair of CoSIDA’s Membership Services Committee and a past member of both the radio/TV liaison and Academic All-America committees.

Timm has also had the opportunity to work at a number of national and world-class athletics events held in the Northwest. He served on the media staff for the three NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship regionals, the 2002 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the 2008 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the 2014 IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships and the 2015 IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships. In December, Timm served as the NCAA site representative for the Division II Women’s Volleyball West Regional, held at the University of Alaska Anchorage.