I just got off the phone with the Brandeis media coordinator for the 2016 NCAA fencing championships, and here is my media plan for the event.
- My focus will be on the team event. With four teams in the medal hunt (Columbia, Notre Dame, Princeton and St. John’s all qualified a full roster of twelve fencers) the title will be hotly contested. Could another team with fewer qualifiers win? Anything is possible, but typically more athletes on the field add up to more bouts won.
- I will be using a variety of social media platforms to cover the team medal race as it unfolds over four days. I plan on posting video using Vine (https://vine.co/u/955648382284845056) and Periscope (https://www.periscope.tv/kathyzucker) – the home base for all my social media will be on Twitter (https://twitter.com/kathyzucker). I will NOT be posting video of the individual semi-final and final matchups since they have zero impact on the team results. You can watch live results at http://www.escrimeresults.com/NCAA/NCAA2016.html.
- At the end of each day, I will compile a recap of the team competition on Storify (https://storify.com/kathyzucker) and my blog (http://kathyzucker.com/).
If you would like to see coverage of anything specific at the 2016 fencing NCAAs, please tweet a request to me @KathyZucker. I cannot guarantee I will be able to respond directly since I expect to be on the run during the event, but I will do my best to include requests.
Thank you for all your interest, I am SO EXCITED about attending NCAAs for the first time in twenty years!!!!
Read more 2016 NCAA coverage at Girlfriend Road Trip – NCAA Fencing
Kathy Zucker is an international social media Shorty Award winner, mother of three and a startup founder at companies including the Metro Moms Network®.