Awards and Honors

Intercollegiate Broadcasting System

Golden Mic Award Winner | March 2022

  • I was the winner of the “Best Sports Interview” category for my interview with Darryl Strawberry about his playing career, ministry and book.

Barrett Sports Media

BSM Summit Contest Winner | Feb. 2020

  • Prior to my working as a features reporter for Barrett Sports Media, I was selected as one of two college students in the New York-Metro area to win a seat at the Barrett Sports Media Summit, an event typically reserved for industry professionals.
  • In order to attend the event, I submitted a video and application with my previous experiences and future outlook for the sports media industry.

Photo Credit: WRHU Radio Hofstra University

WRHU Radio Hofstra University

Richard Phillip Cavallaro
All-Around Air Talent of the Year | 2021 & 2022

  • Selected for versatility, work ethic and leadership throughout my time at WRHU-FM across various departments, including production, marketing and sports broadcasting.

Rubens Zahid
Rookie of the Year | Jun. 2020

  • Selected for the contributions I made to WRHU-FM in my first year as a broadcaster across various departments, including production, sports and news broadcasting.

Hofstra University

Provost’s Scholar | Spring 2020 & 2022

  • Achieved a G.P.A. of 4.0 while completing at least 12 semester hours with ‘A’ grades in each semester.

Dean’s List |
Fall 2019/2020/2021; Spring 2021

  • Achieved a G.P.A. of at least 3.95 while completing at least 12 semester hours with no grades of incomplete/fail.

Presidential Scholarship Recipient

  • Selected based on academic performance and the review of the standard application.

Adelaide Sternfeld Alumni Organization Endowed Scholarship

  • Selected based on academic performance and the review of the standard application, which included an essay and several letters of recommendation.

Department of Music Grant

  • Selected based on an in-person audition and past performance on french Horn.

New York State School Music Association

All-State Band Selection | 2018

  • Was selected to the New York All-State Symphonic Band in Rochester, N.Y. for my N.Y.S.S.M.A. audition performance

5x All-County Ensemble Selection | 2014-2018

  • Was selected to the Nassau All-County Orchestra and Band for my N.Y.S.S.M.A. audition performances while eligible from 2014 to 2018.

Plainview-Old Bethpage
John F. Kennedy High School

High Honor Roll | 2015-2019

  • Achieved a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 95 (‘A’) throughout my four years in high school, with a rigorous course-load of honors and Advanced Placement-level classes.

Senior Awards and Scholarships:

  • Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award
  • Symphonic Orchestra Award
  • Heart of the Hawk Award (for Sports Media contributions)
  • Academic Award in College Sports Management
  • Academic Award in Physical Education
  • Music Association of Plainview-Old Bethpage Scholarship
  • Plainview-Old Bethpage Parent-Teacher Association Scholarship