TCU public address announcer Jeff Smith was named the first
NCAA recipient of the Bob Sheppard P.A. Announcer of the Year Award by the National Association of
Sports Public Address Announcers.
Smith, who does multiple TCU sports, including football, baseball and women's basketball, is also the announcer for the Texas Brahmas and has announced for the Fort Worth Cats. Smith received the award last fall.
He has been announcing athletic events and graduations for 27 years. Smith has announced TCU athletic events the last eight years.
“I feel humbled to be recognized as the 2011-2012 Bob Sheppard P.A. Announcer of the Year by my peers,” Smith said. “It really is a privilege to be a member of such a select group of public address announcers.”
The award is named after Sheppard, the legendary Yankee Stadium announcer who did P.A. for the Yankees for 57 years.