Smith to Receive VaSID Distinguished Service Award
21, 2000 -- Edward Doyle Smith Jr., retired associate
athletic media relations
director at the University of Virginia, has been named the 2000
recipient of the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association
(VaSID) Distinguished Service Award. The award is presented by VaSID
to honor outstanding service to college athletics in Virginia.
who retired last August after serving as a member of the Virginia
athletic media relations office staff since 1968, was cited for
his overall work at U.Va., but specifically for his contributions
to the sport of lacrosse.
his tenure at Virginia, Smith worked with most of U.Va.'s intercollegiate
athletic teams, but is best known for his work with the men's lacrosse
team. He worked with the U.Va. men's lacrosse team from 1969 until
his retirement and was the information director for the United States
Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) from 1973-95. The USILA's
annual media award is named the Doyle Smith Media Award in his honor.
received the Evan "Bus" Male Service Award in 1982 and 1999, recognizing
his untiring and devoted service to U.Va. athletics, and the Virginia
men's lacrosse team's award for the individual with the highest
grade point average each year is named in his honor.
was born in Bend, Ore., and graduated from Corvallis High School.
He is a 1966 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Johns Hopkins University
with a major in history and he is a member of ODK National Leadership
Fraternity. Smith earned a master's degree in American History at
Johns Hopkins in 1968.
has presented the Distinguished Service Award since 1987 and Smith
is the 16th recipient of the award. He will receive the award in